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Morrie In His Own Words: Life Wisdom From a Remarkable Man [Kindle Edition]

Morrie Schwartz
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'To Morrie, life was a process of opening oneself lovingly - to other people, to the world, ultimately to something larger than ourselves. To the last instant, Morrie was full of wonder and joy. The way he lived his final year was this great teacher's final lesson.' Paul Solman, from the introduction

At the age of seventy-seven, sociology professor Morrie Schwartz learned that he had motor neurone disease: incurable, progressively disabling and eventually fatal. Undaunted, he embraced his illness, choosing to live as fully as possible in the time he had left. He also embarked on his greatest teaching adventure, sharing his evolving knowledge of living while dying.

Previously published as Letting Go, Morrie in His Own Words offers Morrie Schwartz's remarkable philosophy. He writes with great humour and compassion, combining wise sayings, inspiring lessons and practical advice, showing that it's never too late to become the kind of person you'd like to be. This book is a magnificent legacy of love, forgiveness, transcendence and redemption - a guide to living fully to the end of your days.



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Book Description

'To Morrie, life was a process of opening oneself lovingly - to other people, to the world, ultimately to something larger than ourselves. To the last instant, Morrie was full of wonder and joy. The way he lived his final year was this great teacher's final lesson.' Paul Solman, from the introduction At the age of seventy-seven, sociology professor Morrie Schwartz learned that he had motor neurone disease: incurable, progressively disabling and eventually fatal. Undaunted, he embraced his illness, choosing to live as fully as possible in the time he had left. He also embarked on his greatest teaching adventure, sharing his evolving knowledge of living while dying. Previously published as Letting Go, Morrie in His Own Words offers Morrie Schwartz's remarkable philosophy. He writes with great humour and compassion, combining wise sayings, inspiring lessons and practical advice, showing that it's never too late to become the kind of person you'd like to be. This book is a magnificent legacy of love, forgiveness, transcendence and redemption - a guide to living fully to the end of your days.

About the Author

Professor Morrie Schwartz taught sociology at Brandeis University for almost forty years, only ending his career when he he was dying from motor neurone disease in 1995.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 617 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Pan (6 July 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005AV94CE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #25,562 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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68 of 68 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
heard the taped version of morrie: in his own words by morrie schwartz . . . if you read mitch albom's best-seller tuesdays with morrie (one of the finest books i have ever read), you will now want to get hold of this--which presents the philosophies by which morrie triumphantly lived before he succumbed to lou gehrig's disease . . . here, you will get insight on such topics as "handling frustration" and "reaching acceptance" to "relating to others" and "being kind to yourself" . . . don't miss it!
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I felt that I was with Morrie when he wrote it. 27 Jun. 1999
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
After reading "Tuesdays .." I wanted to read "Morrie..", I was not disappointed. I can see why Mitch Albom wrote what he did. I read "Morrie..." while waiting for my wife to come out of a cancer operation, it helped me. Her cancer was removed, notheing further was found, and Morrie was helpful to me. Great read, under any circumstances.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for all human beings! 30 Jan. 1999
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
A must for all human beings! A deeply moving book. Sad for us as humans because dying is sad, however, filled with much thought that can keep us going and make us much happier. I recommend this book to all. I will purchase a copy for my whole immediate family.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A "Must" for all humans! 12 Jan. 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
We can learn from one man's wisdom that he has gathered throughout his life and desires to leave us. If we all followed the principles in this book, our life would be so peaceful.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Morrie in his own words 20 July 2009
Format:Paperback
What a thoroughly inspiring book. Philsophical in nature, but non-elitist, a number of maxims emerge from the text that beg to be adopted. A truly worthwhile book; moving but without any mawkish sentimentality. To be recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful writing 27 May 2013
By G. G
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I first read 'Five people you will meet in Heaven', and this brought me to reading all of Mitch Albom and Morrie Schwartz' s books.
These are amazing books, very profound and thought provoking. You could liken them to spiritual, mind and body books with a lot of psychology thrown in for good measure. Morrie Schwartz wrote this book during his year of coming to terms with Motor Neuron Disease. He took you every step of the way on coping with all the indignities this terrible illness might trow at you and gave you ways of learning to cope. It's a book that would be useful to read for anyone who has just been diagnosed with a chronic illness, whatever the cause, and it would be useful to you if you have had your illness for some time and just need a bit of support.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
This was despatched quickly . The book is a joy and one which I have read before. This was for a friend who is a convert now.If this is a book you have never read...please buy it and change your life!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Don't rely on the synopsis 7 July 2012
By Renate
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this book thinking it's scope was more general - that of a person facing death, like the synopsis above suggests. But it isn't, at all. This book is precise and direct recommendations for people facing a degenerative terminal illness (how to deal with frustration when you can't walk anymore, for example). Don't get me wrong, it is a beautiful book, but it is written for people with degenerative terminal disease, and I repeat this because if you are looking for something with a broader scope, this is NOT the book for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
What a wonderful person
Published 20 days ago by Ann
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good quality and arrived early
Published 6 months ago by mrs va white
5.0 out of 5 stars Morrie : in his own words.
I have read a few books about Morrie and I found them to be
always interesting. Easy to read and thought provoking.
Published 9 months ago by E. Dixon
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fantastic book - recommend.
Published 10 months ago by Smashinglovelygreat
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspired
Wow, what a privilege to have an insight into such an amazing man's life experience ! No longer afraid !
Published 10 months ago by diane cannon
5.0 out of 5 stars Read Tuesdays with Morrie and had to have this when ...
Read Tuesdays with Morrie and had to have this when I saw it...Might have preferred to read them in reverse order.
Published 10 months ago by Ian Spedding
4.0 out of 5 stars A most enjoyable read
I enjoyed reading this book,and felt I learned a lot from it.Morrie had a wonderful outlook on life,if only more of
us would see life like Morrie,how much nicer the world... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Norma Fuller
4.0 out of 5 stars Enlightening story
An interesting read that makes you realise we are all capable of being a better person than we are at this moment. This book should be the catalyst for life changing decisions.
Published 15 months ago by Steve
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reading
A brilliant read. Funny and sad. Well worth reading. Once I started reading this I couldn't put it down! Would definately recommend this book.
Published 17 months ago by Blakey 44
5.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking
A fantastic little book to really bring you back down to earth and appreciate what you have. "Love each other or die."
Published 19 months ago by Leon Moss
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