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Katie Couric Stops By to Chat About “The Choice”

Katie Couric visits Edie

Dr. Eger received a welcomed visitor recently; the exquisite and renowned Katie Couric! She visited Edie in her La Jolla home and the pair chatted about Edie’s life and memoir The Choice.

To check out Katie’s take on the pleasant morning, visit her Instagram post here.

We’re so thrilled that Edie’s story is reaching so far and wide!

To get your copy of The Choice, visit your favorite bookseller today!

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound | Books-a-Million

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Book People Discussion and Signing a Huge Success

Edie at Book People

Dr. Eger made her way to Austin, TX to speak at Austin’s largest independent bookseller, Book People. With over 200 attendees and even more books sold online (and even internationally), Edie had a wonderful time sharing her story with all around. She was in-conversation with Austin’s NPR Station, KUT and its own Jennifer Stayton.

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Book People Flyer

Be sure to pick up a copy of The Choice today, and follow Edie on Facebook so you don’t miss out on any of her upcoming events!

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Edie’s crowd at Book People event
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New York Times calls THE CHOICE a “Triumph” and “Mind-blowing”

New York Times Book Review | Lori Gottlieb

The New York Times Book Review has published a marvelous review of “The Choice” in today’s October 8th issue. NYT Best-selling author and writer Lori Gottlieb offers extraordinary praise for Edie and her memoir “The Choice,” including this glowing quote:

 I can’t imagine a more important message for modern times. Eger’s book is a triumph, and should be read by all who care about both their inner freedom and the future of humanity.

Titled The Power to Heal, Gottlieb captures Edie’s message of forgiveness and the ability to choose in her starred review, recognizing how pertinent this story is in the current national climate. To read Gottlieb’s full New York Times review, visit here or pick up your copy at your local news seller today!

To purchase your copy of “The Choice”: Amazon | B&N | BookPeople

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WISeR Hosts Dr. Eger During Noteworthy Peace Makers Celebration

Dr. Eger speaks on forgiveness & peace
Hundreds of people attended WISeR‘s Peace Makers Celebration at the historic Marine’s Memorial Theatre in San Francisco on Saturday evening.
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WISeR Event Banner
Over 22 multidisciplinary workshops, presentations, film and discussions on resilience, trauma informed care, nonviolence, human dignity, memoir writing, multiculturalism, healing, expressive arts, inclusivity, activism, innovative non-pathologizing trauma-informed care, epigenetics, ecology, biology and social justice were offered throughout the four day WISeR Annual Conference.
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Edie speaking at WISeR’s Peacemaker Celebration
Dr. Edie’s Peace Maker’s Celebration Event presentation on Saturday, and her brilliant Berkeley workshop on Sunday coalesced not only SFBay National week of Non Violence events and WISeR Annual Conference Themes. Dr. Eger also unified,  contextualized and fomented the many life-affirming and inspiring endeavors of community partners, attorneys, scientists, nurses, physicians, therapists, activists, artists, filmmakers, business people, researchers, educators, families and peacemakers everywhere; underscoring the importance of doing good for others, unconditional love, and how each individual – each and every human being – has the capacity to heal. Dr. Edie demonstrated how we can all practice unconditional love and forgiveness. She meaningfully articulated how each and every individual matters, and we can all work together toward making the world a better place.
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The Choice @ WISeR
After her inspiring Saturday evening presentation on Forgiveness and Resilience, Dr. Edie graciously signed copies of her memoir, “The Choice: Embrace the Possible.”  While the electroacoustic harp trio performed special tributes to Dr. Edie, with standards & favorites  “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” and  “A Nightingale Sang on Berkeley Square” onstage, Dr. Edie greeted attendees enthusiastically. The line filled the theatre lobby.
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Electroacoustic Harp Trio
Dr. Edie’s books were provided at the theatre venue by San Francisco’s own Book Shop West Portal. Susan Tunis from Book Shop West Portal is also an alum of Saybrook University and was thrilled to have an opportunity to meet Dr. Edie. All of Edie’s books sold out!
Dr. Edie was followed by presenters Law Professor David Yamada on Eliminationist Behaviors and Workplace Bullying; Fine Artist, Educator and Ecologist Heidi Hardin, on the UN ACE’s Elimination Initiative and Global Center for Human Family Peace Project; Global Trauma Care Initiative Diana Canant’s Turning the Tide of Trauma; and Lauded Therapist, Filmmaker, Educator and Activist, Satsuki Ina PhD “And Then They Came for Us” Talk and Film Screening.

Fellow WISeR Peace Makers Presenter, Suffolk Law Professor, WISR Alumnus and WISR Board of Trustees Member; David Yamada JD, PhD had this to say about Saturday’s event and Dr. Edie’s memoir in his blog on Monday:

“I was so moved by Dr. Edie’s presentation that I read her book cover-to-cover during the long flight back from San Francisco to Boston… I cannot recommend this intelligent and deeply humane book too highly.”
-Dr. David Yamada
PHOTOS AND EVENT SUMMARY From WISer
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Acclaimed Irish Radio Talkshow Champions “The Choice”

Ray D'Arcy for RTÉ

Ray D’Arcy from RTÉ Radio One’s The Ray D’Arcy Show graciously interviewed Dr. Eger about her memoir “The Choice” and her life as a Holocaust survivor and psychologist. RTÉ’s Today Show has been trailing clips of this interview all week, stating that they “highly recommend” “The Choice” and that “it will change your life.”

The Choice is… a book that will stay with you for a lifetime. — Ray D’Arcy, RTÉ Radio One

Perhaps this is partly why “The Choice” is #2 on Ireland’s Bestseller list. Congratulations Edie! Get your copy of “The Choice” today: Amazon | B&N

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Australia and New Zealand Enamored with “The Choice”

Australian Women's Weekly

Dr. Eger has been extremely well-received across the Atlantic. Her bestselling memoir “The Choice: Embrace the Possible” is #2 in New Zealand, and has had multiple features such as her interview with the NZ Nine to Noon radio show, which is currently the most listened-to podcast on NZ’s National Radio, as well as a digital feature for the NZ Herald and a four page feature spread in Australia’s #1 magazine, The Australian Women’s Weekly with interviewer and AWW editor, Juliet Riedan.

We’re so pleased that Edie’s story is being embraced by so many! To purchase your copy of “The Choice” visit your favorite bookseller online or in-store today. Amazon | B&N

Follow Dr. Eger on Facebook to stay up-to-date with upcoming events, engagements, and more!

 

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Irish Times calls The Choice a “story of afterwards” in Heartfelt Interview

Irish Times Print with Rider version of "The Choice"

The Irish Times published a wonderful article from established author Arminta Wallace, discussing everything from Edie’s memoir “The Choice” and her decision to find joy to marching with Martin Luther King and building her family in America.

“Then I began to think – if I’m gonna live, I need to be for something. Not just against something, but for life. And for being a functional human being.” — Dr. Eger for Irish Times

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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
GIVE AND TAKE and ORIGINALS and OPTION B

THE CHOICE is number 1 on Adam Grant’s Fall 2017 list of books on Happiness & Resilience >>

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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.

Edie’s Favorite Fall Dish: Hungarian Szekely Goulash

Szekely Goulash | Photo: Ye Olde Kitchen

It’s October and fall is in full-swing! Edie loves to cook, and she wanted to share her favorite fall dish with all of you: Hungarian Szekely Goulash. It’s rich, warm, and flavorful; perfect for a chilly day with your loved ones.

For the recipe, see below:

Hungarian Szekely Goulash

Ingredients (for 4 servings)

1.5 lbs Pork

2 lbs Sauerkraut, fresh and drained

2 Onions, sliced/chopped

1 Green Pepper

Dash of Salt and Pepper

1 TSP Caraway seeds

1/4 cup Paprika

3/4 cup Sour Cream

Directions

  1. Brown the pork, onions, and bell pepper in a large pan.
  2. Season with S&P and add Caraway seeds.
  3. Stir in the sauerkraut (be sure it’s rinsed and drained)
  4. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 2 hours, stir occasionally. Cook until pork is nice & soft; add water if needed.
  5. 20 minutes before goulash is done, stir in sour cream and paprika. Do not allow the goulash to boil at this point.
  6. Serve over mashed potatoes.

 

Dr. Eger talks tackling PTSD and the war on Iraq in Broadly interview

Broadly. Interviews Dr. Eger

Broadly. (yes, with a period!), an imprint of renowned digital platform Vice, is devoted to representing the woman’s experience. In an interview with Dr. Eger, reporter Mitchell Sunderland explores Edie’s perspectives on PTSD, trauma, and the similarities between Holocaust survivors and soldiers fighting the war in Iraq.

The Choice uses Eger’s journey to teach readers how they, too, can triumph over trauma. —Mitchell Sunderland on Dr. Eger’s “The Choice”

Dr. Eger has devoted decades to giving back to the U.S. military that saved her life, through extensive PTSD therapy, visits to military establishments across America, and by serving as a consultant for the U.S. Army and Navy.

Thank you, Broadly. for showcasing Edie and her message!

El Paso Inc. calls Edie & “The Choice” Candid and Remarkable

Edie's Texas Traction

With Edie returning to her stomping grounds in the upcoming week, it’s only fitting that El Paso Inc’s David Crowder wanted to feature the therapist, speaker, and rising debut author. We’re loving all of the wonderful feedback we’re getting from Texas about “The Choice.”

Of Edie, David says:

Eger writes candidly about family problems, raising two daughters and a son, divorce and her early, gritty years in the Department of Psychiatry at William Beaumont Army Medical Center.

Edie can’t wait to connect and invigorate her El Paso audience. She will be signing and discussing “The Choice” at the Sunland Park Barnes & Noble. To RSVP, visit her FB page! Address and information below:

Barnes & Noble, 705 Sunland Park Dr, El Paso, Texas 79912

Thursday, October 5 at 5 PM

Jewish parenting site KVELLER talks PTSD, advice from Dr. Eger

Kveller, a popular source for Jewish parenting tips, tricks, and lifestyle hacks, featured Dr. Eger and her memoir “The Choice.” Writer Joanna C. Valente focused on Eger’s history with trauma and her experiences working with the U.S. military.  Of Dr. Eger, Valente calls her “groundbreaking,” saying that she “paved the road for treatment of trauma survivors.” Edie’s momentum continues!

 The military is really difficult. They tell you, “Military comes first, and family comes second.” When I’ve worked with military with PTSD, they tell me two things: “We were put in [a] place we weren’t prepared for. We were told one thing and found another.” When we get angry, we aren’t angry at what is happening. We are angry because our expectations aren’t met. Dr. Edith for Kveller

New Zealand Nine to Noon Radio Show Interviews Dr. Eger

“The more choices we have, the less you will feel like a victim.” — Dr. Eger on why she chose “The Choice” as her memoir’s title.

New Zealand’s Nine to Noon radio show hosted Dr. Eger for an interview with Kathryn Ryan on Friday, September 8th.

To listen, click the link below:

http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=201857784

“The Choice: Embrace the Possible” is available everywhere. Get your copy today! Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Target

Warwick’s Book Launch for THE CHOICE a Major Success

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Warwick’s “THE CHOICE” Launch: Dr. Eger discusses love, forgiveness, and humor during the standing-room only event at the country’s oldest independent bookstore.

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Over 100 copies of “The Choice” signed & sold

What would normally be a casual evening at a local bookstore in La Jolla became a night to remember as San Diego locals lined up in droves for the opportunity to hear renowned psychologist and Holocaust survivor, Dr. Edith Eger, discuss her acclaimed new memoir THE CHOICE.

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Edie personalizes a fan’s new copy
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Edie and Wendy Walker discuss “The Choice”

An unprecedented amount of guests filed into Warwick’s on September 5th, making THE CHOICE book launch one of the most well-attended events in the beloved bookseller’s history. Joined by Wendy Walker, long-time CNN producer and executive producer for ABC’s “Notorious,” Edith told her story in the hope of helping those in attendance with their own stories. The psychologist, great-grandmother, and new author connected with everyone in the room as if they were her patients, or even her family. It was an atmosphere of sincerity, trust, and open discussion as Edith addressed her own experiences with hate, oppression and resilience, and how her story resonates in today’s climate of intolerance.

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Attendees lining up to get their copy of “The Choice” signed

Readers who purchased a copy of Edith’s memoir from Warwick’s were able to meet Edith after the author talk and have their books signed and personalized. The signing was so popular that Warwick’s sold out its inventory of THE CHOICE! They ultimately ordered dozens more copies for attendees who lined up to have even a bookmark signed by the inspiring author and  psychologist.

Edith continued to engage her audience during the book signing with laughs about her experience as a sexologist, sobering stories of her Auschwitz past, and an endearing conversation with a young 14-year old fan — resulting in the 89-year-old avid dancer wowing the room with her pitch perfect high-kick.

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Families take photos with debut author/mentor

“It was truly an honor to host Edie at Warwick’s. Her wisdom, love, spirit and understanding mesmerized and inspired an audience of over 200 people, young and old, men and women.  It was truly a remarkable evening, and I left the store with no doubt that the other attendees were feeling similarly moved and reflective.  She gave us all a lasting gift.”

—Nancy Warwick, Warwick’s owner

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San Diego’s Channel 10 interviews Edie before event begins

Under the direction of news anchor, Kimberly Hunt, ABC Television affiliate KGTV’s 10News spotlighted the event. Armando Aparicio interviewed Edith before the Warwick’s author engagement. Bree Steffen reporting. Edith was thrilled by their wonderful coverage and their eagerness to share her important and meaningful life story with the world.

 

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 >>