- Paperback: 127 pages
- Publisher: Walker & Co; 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 (29 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 164,127 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Morrie In His Own Words Paperback – 28 Oct 2008
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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.
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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What a wise and wonderful read. It makes you think of your own life and death. Encouraging in ways you would not think of until you continue reading. Read morePublished 5 months ago by H Edmonstone