"Ecco Homo: How One Becomes What One Is" is an insightful reflection by Friedrich Nietzsche upon his own life and his impact on the world of philosophy. The work, the last original work he wrote, was written in 1888, weeks before the onset of the insanity that would plague him until his death in 1900. Not published until 1908, "Ecce Homo" is an autobiography of sorts and Nietzsche offers his personal perspective and criticism on his various philosophical works, such as "Thus Spoke Zarathustra", "Beyond Good and Evil", "The Twilight of the Idols", and more. In this revealing and self-aware book the reader gains great insight into how Nietzsche weighed his previous works and their significance in history, as well as an intimate look at how he saw himself as both a human and a philosopher. He is surprisingly self-deprecating and sardonic and refreshingly does not take himself as seriously as one may imagine. He gives his last opinions on his many enemies and ends with a final reiteration of his core philosophy, a rejection of the Christian ideal that asserts suffering as a noble necessity of life and of Christianity as the bastion of supreme morality. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper, includes an introduction by translator Anthony M. Ludovici, and an appendix of some of Nietzsche's final poetry.