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Title:
Morrie : in his own words
Author:
Schwartz, Morris S.
Personal Author:
Edition:
[Large print edition].
Publication Information:
Oxford : ISIS Pub., 2000.

©1996
Physical Description:
95 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Originally published: New York : Walker and Co., 1996.
Language:
English
Personal Subject:
ISBN:
9780753196687

9780753196694
Format :
Book

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Central Library RC406.A24 S39 1996B Adult Large Print - Floating collection Floating Collection - Large Print
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"Holds wisdom not only for those struggling with a terminal or debilitating condition but also for family and friends who must come to grips with letting a loved one go." - BOOKLIST "A truly wonderful learning experience about how people should treat and live their life" AMAZON.COM customer The subject of three Ted Koppel interviews on Nightline, Morrie Schwartz became an inspiration to millions of viewers because of his willingness to talk openly about the intimate aspects of facing an imminent death. In 1994, at the age of 77, Morrie learned he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease: incurable, progressively disabling, eventually fatal. People with degenerative or terminal illnesses often withdraw, becoming too fearful or depressed to enjoy interacting with others. Morrie, however, embraced his illness, choosing to live as fully as possible in the time he had left. In this very personal memoir, he mixes his uplifting lessons with practical advice for those who have chronic or terminal diseases.


Summary

The life-affirming wisdom of the man who inspired Tuesdays With Morrie. This is Morrie Schwartz's enlightened and compassionate philosophy of living, written as he was battling the effects of ALS (Lou Gehring's disease).


Author Notes

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


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


Table of Contents

Paul SolmanPaul Solman
Introductionp. vi
Part I. Understanding Where You Are Now
1. Living with Physical Limitationsp. 3
2. Handling Frustrationp. 16
3. Grieving for Your Lossesp. 29
4. Reaching Acceptancep. 42
5. Reviewing the Pastp. 53
Part II. Getting to Where You Want to Be
6. Maintaining an Active Involvement to Lifep. 61
7. Relating to Othersp. 70
8. Being Kind to Yourselfp. 88
9. Dealing with Your Mind and Emotionsp. 95
10. Developnig a Spiritual Connectionp. 109
11. Considering Deathp. 119
Introductionp. vi
Part I. Understanding Where You Are Now
1. Living with Physical Limitationsp. 3
2. Handling Frustrationp. 16
3. Grieving for Your Lossesp. 29
4. Reaching Acceptancep. 42
5. Reviewing the Pastp. 53
Part II. Getting to Where You Want to Be
6. Maintaining an Active Involvement to Lifep. 61
7. Relating to Othersp. 70
8. Being Kind to Yourselfp. 88
9. Dealing with Your Mind and Emotionsp. 95
10. Developnig a Spiritual Connectionp. 109
11. Considering Deathp. 119

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