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Quest for Eternal Sunshine chronicles the triumphant, true story of Mendek Rubin, a brilliant inventor who overcame both the trauma of the Holocaust and decades of unrelenting depression to live a life of deep peace and boundless joy.

Born into a Hassidic Jewish family in Poland in 1924, Mendek grew up surrounded by extreme anti-Semitism. Armed with an ingenious mind, he survived three horrific years in Nazi slave-labor concentration camps while virtually his entire family was murdered in Auschwitz. After arriving in America in 1946 — despite having no money or professional skills — his inventions helped revolutionize both the jewelry and packaged-salad industries. Remarkably, Mendek also applied his ingenuity to his own psyche, developing innovative ways to heal his heart and end his emotional suffering.

After Mendek died in 2012, his daughter, Myra Goodman, found an unfinished manuscript in which he’d revealed the intimate details of his healing journey. Quest for Eternal Sunshine — the extraordinary result of a posthumous father-daughter collaboration — tells Mendek’s whole story and is filled with eye-opening revelations, effective self-healing techniques, and profound wisdom that have the power to transform the way we live our lives.

©2020 Myra Goodman (P)2020 Myra Goodman

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Refreshing deviation from most books at Audible

I enjoyed this book immensely. If you think it will be like most survivor books you will be surprised. Suffering is not omitted but the main character lives a long life traversing the hills and valleys of various experiences over the decades. Fortunately he jotted his thoughts down initially on full pieces of paper and then bits of scrap. His approach to‘reprogramming his thoughts is not entirely unique but for a man with little formal education it is remarkable. Even those of us with decades of formal education there is much to learn.

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  • Ninchka
  • 2020-05-06

A Life changing story that offers hope & wisdom

In this fascinating and unique book, I was gently transported into Mendek Rubin’s world, and I emerged with a great deal more wisdom and a feeling of calm and hope — which I didn’t expect to feel from the subject matter.  We first meet the author as a boy in Poland growing up in a Hassidic family, and then learn how as a teen he survived several Nazi concentration camps through a combination of ingenuity and luck. Subsequently, Mendek moved to America where he achieved business success, had a loving marriage and two children. Yet despite his many achievements, Mendek was still depressed and burdened by negative thoughts about himself and the world. A brilliant inventor and problem solver, Rubin eventually turned his skills to the examination of this predicament and made it his life’s goal to understand why our minds torture us and how do we find true peace and happiness. In Quest for Eternal Sunshine, Mendek takes the reader along on his journey to retrain his brain and rid himself of the self doubt and anger that had previously imprisoned him. He demonstrates what it means to choose to see the world as safe instead of dangerous, how to find forgiveness instead of anger, and to experience love and beauty all around instead of fear. Mendek finds more joy as his journey unfolds, until he is living his life in a state of contentment and bliss. By sharing the tools that he used on his quest, Mendek gives readers insight into finding and healing our own wounds. Although at first glance the book may seem geared to those interested in WWII history or trauma recovery, I greatly recommend this book to any reader 18 and older.

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  • 2020-05-02

Such an inspiring story

Quest for Eternal Sunshine is a must-read. Mendek’s journey and wisdom are incredibly inspiring and the way Myra is able to bring her father’s story to life is really beautiful. It’s so much more than another Holocaust survival book. It is a powerful story that leaves you feeling hopeful, optimistic, and enlightened. Something we all could use, especially right now.

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  • Ali G
  • 2020-04-08

Inspiring, moving memoir! Perfect for these times

This audio book is amazing! It brings me so much peace and calm during an otherwise tumultuous time. I am so grateful to Mendek Rubin and his daughter for sharing this incredible story, which is simultaneously fascinating and inspiring. The narrator of the book has a very soothing voice. I loved this listen so much! Highly recommend.

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  • Andrea Ruizquez
  • 2020-04-05

A life changing book!

This uplifting story demonstrates how you can claim back your happiness. It’s a beautiful read that I feel many people can benefit from.

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