The Choice

The Choice by Dr. Edith Eva Eger

Not necessarily a self-help book, but the basic concept is that everyone has the choice to decide how they will react to situations and how they will view the world. Dr. Eger uses some clients and her own experiences as a survivor of some of the worst of human behavior during WWII to show how the choice of how to forgive, how to love, how to live is decided each day. If you give into hate or anger that is the choice you make, if you chose to forgive if you chose to be kind it is the choice you make. Part autobiography and part self-improvement this book takes the reader through a journey of choices that are made and the life that happens based on each choice.

Dr. Eger did chose to live in hope, fear, love, and all the emotions at various times in her life. What is refreshing is that Dr. Eger admits that she still struggles with certain elements of PTSD or flashbacks but it is the choices that she makes that let her live her life instead of letting fear control her life.  While it is not easy to forgive those that tortured her and so many others the choice of doing so let Dr. Eger live a happier life, one with love. The choice is a perfect title, because the book really addresses that the choices a person makes are theirs to make and set a path forward and choices can be made to change that path and start a new one at any time.

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