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.

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YOU are the mirror

Sometimes you must make the choice to dig deeper to find something worth reflecting.

Each of us can be a mirror of hope to someone else. In the despair of Auschwitz, Edith Eger was a mirror of hope and fortitude to her sister and countless others… She remains so today through her active psychology practice, speaking engagements, and her new memoir, THE CHOICE: Embrace the Possible.

‘Us’ vs. ‘Them’?

90-yr-old Holocaust survivor, educator, esteemed therapist and speaker, Edith Eger, shares her experience and advice about choosing ‘love over hate’ and embracing our perceived enemies. Does it have to be ‘Us’ vs. ‘Them’?

Based on the words and wisdom in Dr. Edith Eva Eger’s new memoir, THE CHOICE: Embrace the Possible.

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A powerful, moving memoir–and a practical guide to healing–written by Dr. Edith Eva Eger, an eminent psychologist whose own experiences as a Holocaust survivor help her treat patients and allow them to escape the prisons of their own minds. #TheChoice thechoicememoir.com


Meet Dr. Edith Eger: 90-yr-old high-kickin’ San Diegan, holocaust survivor & thriver, lauded therapist and speaker, and truly inspiring human being. Her memoir, THE CHOICE, goes beyond her experience at Auschwitz and surviving the Holocaust. It weaves the story of a teenage girl carrying her secrets and survivor’s guilt into womanhood and motherhood, and growing into forgiveness and acceptance and ultimately a source of healing for others. #TheChoice thechoicememoir.com


‘The Choice is a gift to humanity. One of those rare and eternal stories that you don’t want to end and that leave you forever changed. 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 #TheChoice thechoicememoir.com


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The Power of Choice

Dr. Edith Eger, renowned trauma recovery therapist, speaker and new author, talks about harnessing the power of choice to free ourselves from past traumas and move forward in forgiveness. Learn about her heroic story of survival and inspiration by reading her new memoir, THE CHOICE: Embrace the Possible.

Moving from Recovery to Discovery

Dr. Edith Eger, renowned trauma recovery therapist, speaker and new author, talks about transitioning from a ‘recovery’ to ‘DISCOVERY mentality in order to release past traumas and accept what may come in your future. Learn about her heroic story of survival and inspiration by reading her new memoir, THE CHOICE: Embrace the Possible.

You’ve Got to Feel to Heal

Dr. Edith Eger, renowned trauma recovery therapist, speaker and new author, talks about the need to truly feel and experience memories in order to break through to healing and moving beyond the past. Learn about her heroic story of survival and inspiration by reading her new memoir, THE CHOICE: Embrace the Possible.

Meet Dr. Edith Eva Eger

90-year-old Holocaust survivor & thriver, therapist, speaker, and new author, ‘Edie’ Eger invites you to join her at BookPeople on 16-October at 7pm.

Edie and Jennifer Stayton of KUT will discuss her lauded and deeply moving memoir, THE CHOICE. In it, Edie tells her life story of barely surviving the horrors of imprisonment at Auschwitz only to then struggle with freeing herself from the prison of survivor’s guilt and secrets in her own mind.
THE CHOICE is a gift to humanity. One of those rare and eternal stories that you don’t want to end and that leave you forever changed.
—DESMOND TUTU, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Ultimately, Edie’s story is one of bravery, freedom, and inspiration. She uses her personal journey and examples from her clinical psychology practice to show how each of us can make the choice to move beyond trauma and go from recovery to discovery.
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, Bestselling Author of The Glass Castle
We hope you’ll be able to join Edie at BookPeople. And also hope you’ll share this invitation with any faculty members or students (or anyone else!) you think would be interested in learning about this amazing woman.
Thank you in advance for taking a moment to help us share Edie’s story!

Fun fact about Dr. Edith Eger…

Edie has quite a history in Texas where she lived for many years. Two of her children still call Texas home, living in El Paso and Austin, respectively. In 1969, she received her first degree in Psychology from the University of Texas, El Paso (formerly Texas Western University). She then pursued her doctoral internship at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center at Fort Bliss, Texas where she began her work with veterans and active duty soldiers suffering from PTSD.

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and watch these videos that are based on her words and wisdom.

Does it have to be ‘us’ vs. ‘them‘?

What are you ‘for’? What are you ‘against’? WHO are you ‘against’? 90-yr-old Holocaust survivor, thriver, and respected psychologist, Edith Eger, says, ‘I don’t have time to be against‘… Watch the video, based on her words and wisdom, that challenges you to ‘love over hate‘ and ‘embrace the Nazi within‘. Please Like and share to help spread this powerful message >>

YOU are the mirror

Sometimes you must make the choice to dig deeper to find something worth reflecting. Whether it’s to give comfort or shed light on a new path, each of us can be a mirror of hope to someone else and for something else.
In the despair of Auschwitz, Edith Eger was a mirror of hope and fortitude to her sister, Magda and others. She remains so today, especially in this time of turmoil and confusion.
WATCH ‘YOU are someone’s mirror’ — based on the words and wisdom of Edith Eger—a poignant example of choosing to help someone heal. >>

Please follow Edie online to keep up to date on THE CHOICE and Edie’s latest appearances and events.