“The Choice” Wins 2017 National Jewish Book Award


The Choice: Embrace the Possible by Dr. Edith Eva Eger wins the National Jewish Book Award in the Krauss Family’s Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir category.

The National Jewish Book Awards is the longest-running awards program of its kind and were established by the Jewish Book Council in 1950 in order to recognize outstanding works of Jewish literature. The winners of the 2017 National Jewish Book Awards were honored on March 6, 2018 at a gala awards dinner and ceremony at the Prince George Ballroom in Manhattan.

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Influential Author and Thought Leader Adam Grant Touts THE CHOICE

[THE CHOICE] is a truly beautiful memoir on freedom by a Holocaust survivor turned clinical psychologist, reminiscent of the great works of Anne Frank and Viktor Frankl. Reading it gave me goosebumps.

—Adam Grant, New York Times Bestselling author
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THE CHOICE is number 1 on Adam Grant’s Fall 2017 list of books on Happiness & Resilience >>

Bookpage deems THE CHOICE ‘more than an eloquent memoir’

The Choice is more than an eloquent memoir by Holocaust survivor and psychologist Edith Eva Eger. It is an exploration of the healing potential of choice. When someone chooses to harm us, our sense of self can later be overwhelmed by the memory of that pain. But Eger, who has helped countless trauma patients, believes that we can regain our autonomy by choosing to confront the past—a lesson she learned from her own experience.

Read the full Bookpage review by Deborah Mason >>