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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: 13 x 1.2 x 18.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 259,299 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 out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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 out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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68 of 68 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 Aug. 1999
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 By A Customer on 27 Jun. 1999
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 By A Customer on 30 Jan. 1999
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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 By A Customer on 12 Jan. 1999
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 By Barbara C on 20 July 2009
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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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By G. G on 27 May 2013
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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 By M. R. Tilley on 13 May 2009
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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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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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