The Wisdom of Morrie: Living and Aging Creatively and Joyfully
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About the Author
Morrie Schwartz became an internationally renowned figure posthumously after Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie stayed number one on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list for five years. Before that he was a beloved professor of sociology at Brandeis University and cherished therapist at Greenhouse in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Morrie wrote on a wide variety of topics. He dedicated his life to helping people understand their relationships to society, other people, and themselves. His groundbreaking 1954 book (with Alfred Stanton) The Mental Hospital made him a superstar in the field of sociology, earning Morrie a full professorship as his first university position. Morrie was dedicated to social justice and valuing every human being.
"The Wisdom traditions of the world all agree that our life is short and passes by like a dream. Unfortunately, most people are neither surprised nor grateful for their existence. This is a beautiful book that shows that every moment of existence is precious and adversity is part of our life's journey. Those lucky enough to read this book will be inspired to higher consciousness in the midst of aging, infirmity, and the final chapters of life."-- "Deepak Chopra"
"In this sage posthumous treatise, Schwartz...explores the art of aging well...Not only those over the hill will want to take a look."-- "Publishers Weekly"
"In both deeply personal and teacherly ways, Morrie describes the loss and challenges we may face as we age and guides us toward a place of acceptance and hope. His strongest goal in aging was to become the best person he could be, and he encourages us to do the same. This book shines with an honesty and realness that will leave readers grateful for their visits with Morrie."-- "Rivvy Neshama, award-winning author of Recipes for a Sacred Life"
"Getting older can mean getting better--but only if we abide by The Wisdom of Morrie. This remarkable work--plucked from a drawer by his son!--offers practical tips and inspiring guidance for living a healthy and vibrant life, no matter your age."-- "Daniel H. Pink, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Power of Regret"
"Many wish that there were a guide to aging well in the mold of Tuesdays with Morrie, the classic based on the wisdom of the late Morrie Schwartz. His son Rob has made it so. Schwarz has masterfully given us The Wisdom of Morrie: Living and Aging Creatively and Joyfully. This book will change forever how you see the gift of aging."-- "Arthur C. Brooks, professor, Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School, and #1 New York Times bestselling author"
"Morrie would have loved this: after the phenomenal success of Tuesdays with Morrie, the movie, the theatrical productions; more than twenty-seven years after his final conversations with Mitch Albom and with me, he gets to engage and inspire all over again. This lovely "second act" of Morrie's was written more than thirty years ago and has been revived by his son, Rob, who added some words of wisdom of his own. Didn't you ever wonder what else Morrie had to say? Well, here it is."-- "Ted Koppel"
"Sociology professor and therapist Morrie Schwartz's area of expertise was mental health, especially mental health as related to aging. Unlike Mitch Albom's popular Tuesdays with Morrie, with its focus on the personal values of his subject (yes, this is that Morrie), Schwartz's own writing's focus is how people of any age, but especially in the last decades of life, can find meaning and joy despite decline, loss, and the prospect of death."-- "Susan Schafer, the Book Shoppe, Inc., Boone, Iowa"
"The Wisdom of Morrie is an absolute must-read for anyone that has reached (or is planning to reach) 'old' age. I only made it a few pages in before I found myself, with pen in hand, underlying passages and making notes. This is not just a book, it is an exercise that should be taken by anyone who is wondering what their golden years might look like. Do yourself a favor and purchase a nice journal when you buy this book--you will be filling it in no time."-- "Mary O'Malley, Skylark Bookshop, Columbia, Missouri"
"Morrie Schwartz's The Wisdom of Morrie is a thoughtful treatise that is filled with insights about aging with joy...A thoughtful examination of aging with practical advice on how to make the most out of one's late stages of life."-- "Foreword Reviews"