When I started my blog a few years ago, it was a place for me to write about my thoughts on mental health. I would write about things that I was feeling, and I’d share what I wanted others to know about what it’s like to struggle with mental illness.
Slowly this blog has morphed into a place for me to write about whatever happens to be on my mind, and, most recently, a platform to share my thoughts on books.
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Man’s Search for Meaning is written from the perspective of a man who survived multiple Nazi concentration camps during World War II. While various accounts have been given from those who survived similar situations, this book is especially valuable as the author, Viktor E. Frankl, was a psychiatrist.
Rather than simply stating what happened, Man’s Search for Meaning spends more time addressing why things happened, and why people had so many different reactions to the same situations.
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Stephanie Neilson, and her husband Christian, spoke at BYU-Idaho back when I was a student. It was the only Thursday Forum that I remember attending, and I think I went because of a video I had seen about Stephanie a few years earlier.
After seeing the video and hearing them speak, I knew the gist of their story. In 2008, Stephanie and Christian were in a plane accident that resulted in 80% of Stephanie’s body (30% off Christian’s) being burned.
But, a few years later, I found this book at a thrift store, and I figured it might be worth adding to my library.
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Is it weird to start off a book review by plugging a different book? Probably.
But I feel, for context reasons, that it’s important to do so.
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