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104 Pages
Publication date: February 2018
Imprint: Benevento
Uwe Böschemeyer

The Old Man and His Inner Child

Living Life to the Fullest

In his new book, bestselling author and psychotherapist Uwe Böschemeyer has his protagonist, seventy-year-old Henry, look back at his life. In dialogue with his inner child, he retraces his life from childhood to old age, his relationships with the people closest to him as well as his way of thinking and acting. A sensitive, dignified and at the same time poetic visualization of one’s past.

»It’s the first day of the first week of the school holidays. Henry is sitting on the balcony of his hotel, looking out at the sea. He recently turned 70. They celebrated him. So far, he hasn’t had time to think. Even though he had made the decision to take a look at his entire life as it passes before his eyes after the party. But on this morning, he can’t find the peace and quiet he desires in order to do so. It’s not like there is too much noise in the hotel, the unrest is within him. Then he sees the boy …«

In this dialogue between the ageing entrepreneur Henry and his inner child, Uwe Böschemeyer shows us in a moving way how we can look back at our life with dignity and head out on the rest of our journey in a calm and composed manner.


»In this time, where making the most profit seems to be more important than people, Uwe Böschemeyer has placed humans at the centre of his thinking«
Manfred Funke, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung


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Uwe Böschemeyer

Uwe Böschemeyer, born in 1939, is a best-selling author and psychotherapist. He studied under Viktor Frankl and, with his consent, opened the first German Institute of Logotherapy. He is Rector of the Europäische Akademie für Wertorientierte Persönlichkeitsbildung (European Academy of Value-orientated Personality Development) and Head of the Institut für Logotherapie und Existenzanalyse (Institute of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis) in Salzburg.