In His Own Words

Book - 1997
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"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 1995Nightlineran three interviews in which Ted Koppel spoke to Morrie about life, death and the disease that was afflicting his body. InMorrie: 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 Wordswill have a profound effect on generations of readers.
Publisher: New York : Dell, 1997.
ISBN: 9780385318792
Characteristics: xvi, 127 p. ;,18 cm.


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Jul 08, 2013

A quick, easy read about death and living with illness. I didn't find it particularly enlightening but can understand that it would be helpful to others. I liked that there were points for both people who were ill as well as their caregivers.

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