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Author: Edith Eva Eger Narrator: Tovah Feldshuh Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Audio Length: Release Date: September 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781508229346

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A New York Times Bestseller

“I’ll be forever changed by Dr. Eger’s story…The Choice is a reminder of what courage looks like in the worst of times and that we all have the ability to pay attention to what we’ve lost, or to pay attention to what we still have.”—Oprah

“Dr. Eger’s life reveals our capacity to transcend even the greatest of horrors and to use that suffering for the benefit of others. She has found true freedom and forgiveness and shows us how we can as well.” —Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

“Dr. Edith Eva Eger is my kind of hero. She survived unspeakable horrors and brutality; but rather than let her painful past destroy her, she chose to transform it into a powerful gift—one she uses to help others heal.” —Jeannette Walls, New York Times bestselling author of The Glass Castle

Winner of the National Jewish Book Award and Christopher Award

At the age of sixteen, Edith Eger was sent to Auschwitz. Hours after her parents were killed, Nazi officer Dr. Josef Mengele, forced Edie to dance for his amusement and her survival. Edie was pulled from a pile of corpses when the American troops liberated the camps in 1945.

Edie spent decades struggling with flashbacks and survivor’s guilt, determined to stay silent and hide from the past. Thirty-five years after the war ended, she returned to Auschwitz and was finally able to fully heal and forgive the one person she’d been unable to forgive—herself.

Edie weaves her remarkable personal journey with the moving stories of those she has helped heal. She explores how we can be imprisoned in our own minds and shows us how to find the key to freedom. The Choice is a life-changing book that will provide hope and comfort to generations of readers.

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Quotes

  • “I’ll be forever changed by Dr. Eger’s story.”

    - Oprah Winfrey, television personality 
  • “Dr. Eger’s life reveals our capacity to transcend even the greatest of horrors and to use that suffering for the benefit of others.”

    - Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
  • “Her cases, riveting in the telling…illustrate with a profound sense of humility that no matter how varied our experiences, we are more alike than different.”

    - New York Times Book Review
  • “A gripping survival story and hard-won wisdom for facing the painful impact of trauma on the human psyche.”

    - Library Journal
  • “A searing, astute study of intensive healing and self-acceptance through the absolution of suffering and atrocity.”

    - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • “A beautiful memoir, reminiscent of the great works of Anne Frank and Viktor Frankl.”

    - Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author
  • “Her life and work are an incredible example of forgiveness, resilience and generosity.”

    - Sheryl Sandberg, #1 New York Times bestselling author
  • “Dr. Edith Eva Eger is my kind of hero.”

    - Jeannette Walls, New York Times bestselling author

Awards

  • #1 Amazon bestseller
  • Winner of the National Jewish Book Award
  • Winner of the Christopher Award
  • A Sunday Times (London) bestseller

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About the Author

Dr. Edith Eva Eger is an eminent psychologist and one of the few remaining Holocaust survivors old enough to remember life in the camps. She has worked with veterans, military personnel, and victims of physical and mental trauma. She is the author of the 2020 book The Gift and the 2017 book The Choice, which won the National Jewish Book Award and the Christopher Award.

About the Narrator

Tovah Feldshuh is an icon known for her starring roles as Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir in Golda’s Balcony, the longest-running one-person show in Broadway history; Irena Gut in Irena’s Vow; the title role in Yentl; her performances in Broadway productions like Cyrano, Lend Me a Tenor, Pippin, and many others; and her television roles as Helena Slomova in the internationally acclaimed miniseries, Holocaust; as hypercritical mom Naomi in Rachel Bloom’s smash hit Crazy Ex-Girlfriend; and tough-as-nails head of Alexandria, Deanna Monroe on AMC’s The Walking Dead.