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Morrie Schwartz , Paul Solman
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28 Oct 2008
"Learn how to live and you'll know how to die; learn how to die, and you'll know how to live."

In these remarkable pages are the profound, life-affirming words of Morrie Schwartz as he faced his own imminent death.

In 1994, at the age of seventy-seven, Schwartz learned he had ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Undaunted, the former professor embraced his illness, choosing to live passionately and calmly until the end. He also embarked on his greatest teaching adventure: sharing his evolving knowledge of living while dying.

With warmth, wisdom, and humor, Morrie reveals how to:
-- live fully in the moment
-- tap into the powers of the mind to transcend physical limitations
-- grieve for your losses
-- reach out to family and friends
-- develop an inner space for meditation and spiritual connection.

It's never too late to become the kind of person you'd like to be. Morrie shows the way in his magnificent legacy of love, forgiveness, transcendence, and redemption, a guide to living fully to the end of your days.

Morrie's willingness to talk about his illness made him an inspiration. In 1995 Nightline ran three interviews in which Ted Koppel spoke to Morrie about life, death and the disease that was afflicting his body.

In Morrie: In His Own Words, Morrie combined inspiring lessons with practical advice to help those who have chronic or terminal sickness and to help those close to them maintain healthy emotions and loving relationships. As life-affirming as it is life-releasing, Morrie: In His Own Words will have a profound effect on generations of readers.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • Paperback: 127 pages
  • Publisher: Walker & Company; Reprint edition (28 Oct 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802717179
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802717177
  • Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 12.1 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 261,097 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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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. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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66 of 66 people found the following review helpful
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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
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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
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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
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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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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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Read Tuesdays with Morrie and had to have this when I saw it...Might have preferred to read them in reverse order.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A most enjoyable read 14 Feb 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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 would be
N Fuller
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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 18 days ago by E. Dixon
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fantastic book - recommend.
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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 1 month ago by diane cannon
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 7 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 8 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 11 months ago by Leon Moss
3.0 out of 5 stars His other books are better
This Isn,t a bad book and there are lots of life lessons to take note of but I was less than enthralled by the way it is laid out. Buy if if you are a fan.
Published 12 months ago by S. Cassidy
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful writing
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. Read more
Published 15 months ago by G. G
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
great book very touching after reading Tuesdays with morrie ,mitch albom other books are well worth a read, you wont be diserpointed
Published 18 months ago by mike
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't rely on the synopsis
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. Read more
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