Letting Go: Morrie's Reflections on Living While Dying

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Walker, 1996 - Social Science - 127 pages
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Four years ago, at the age of 75, former sociology professor Morrie Schwartz learned he had Lou Gehrig's Disease: incurable, and progressively disabling. Rather than withdrawing, Morrie chose to live as fully as possible in the time he had left, and embarked on his greatest teaching adventure sharing his evolving knowledge of living and dying.

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 "Letting Go, " 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, "Letting Go" will have a profound effect on generations of readers.

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Since I like "Tuesdays With Morrie" by Mitch Albol, when I found this book, this book was calling. Morrie seems to be a very nice person and this book made me think not only about the last stage of my life but my current way of living. Read full review

About the author (1996)

Morrie Schwartz taught sociology at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, for close to thirty-five years before retiring.

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