The Wisdom of Morrie : Living and Aging Creatively and Joyfully

Morrie Schwartz and Rob Schwartz

Steven Weber (Narrator) and Rob Schwartz (Narrator)

04-18-23

7hrs 33min

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04-18-23

7hrs 33min

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Unabridged

Genre

Nonfiction/Self-Help

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“Actor Steven Weber…sounds seamlessly connected to the author’s timeless wisdom and altruistic spirit. Weber’s wonderful tone and creative pitch range never upstage Morrie’s thoughtful observations and advice…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
Finalist for the Audie Award for Best Narration in Business/Personal Development
A #1 Amazon bestseller in Motivational Self-Help
A Barnes & Noble Favorite Indie Book of 2023
A People Magazine Pick of Human Interest Books
An AARP Magazine Editors’ Pick of Best Audiobooks for Summer
A BookRiot Pick of a Masterpiece in Audio
A Reader’s Digest Pick for May
A BookBub Editors' Pick to Learn about Aging and Longevity
A North Salem Post Pick of the Month
A Longevity Book Club Pick of the Month
A Library Journal Pick of What to Read in 2023
A Top Pick for Spring from The Writer Magazine
A BookPage Pick of 5 Books Worth the Hype
A Mount Pleasant Magazine Pick
A Shelf Awareness Pick of the Week's Best Books
A Tolstoy Therapy Pick of Books about Living Well & Being a Good Human
An Apple Books Pick of Most Anticipated Books of Spring
A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Top 10 Upcoming Lifestyle Books
See All +

“Beautiful…Those lucky enough to read this book will be inspired.”—Deepak Chopra

From the eponymous subject of the beloved classic Tuesdays with Morrie comes an insightful, poignant masterpiece on staying vibrant and connected for life.  

Who am I really? What have I done? What is important and meaningful to me? What difference does it make that I have lived? What does it mean to be truly human, and where am I on that scale?   

Morrie Schwartz, the beloved subject of the classic, multimillion-copy number one bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie, explores these questions and many more in this profound, poetic, and poignant masterpiece of living and aging joyfully and creatively. Later life can be filled with many challenges, but it can also be one of the most beautiful and rewarding passages in anyone’s lifetime. Morrie draws on his experiences as a social psychologist, teacher, father, friend, and sage to offer us a road map to navigate our futures. 

A great companion to Tuesdays with Morrie or the perfect introduction to Morrie’s thoughtful philosophies, The Wisdom of Morrie is filled with empathic insights, stories, anecdotes, and advice, told in Morrie’s reassuring, calm, and timeless voice. Let The Wisdom of Morrie be your guide in exploring deep questions of how to live and how to love.

Praise

“Actor Steven Weber…sounds seamlessly connected to the author’s timeless wisdom and altruistic spirit. Weber’s wonderful tone and creative pitch range never upstage Morrie’s thoughtful observations and advice…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

“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

“This timeless trove of Morrie’s insightful, inspiring writings opens a gateway of hope, bolstering purposeful self-esteem for readers of all ages.” Shelf Awareness

“Morrie encourages readers to live to the fullest…People of almost any generation can benefit from reading this guide to embracing life.” Library Journal

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

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Language English
Release Day Apr 17, 2023
Release Date April 18, 2023
Release Date Machine 1681776000
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Available in Large Print, None Discounted Titles, Health & Wellness, Alternative & Complementary Medicine, Aging & Longevity, Psychology & Mental Health, New Additions, New Additions
Author Bio
Morrie Schwartz

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.

Rob Schwartz

Rob Schwartz is a writer, producer, and entrepreneur. His work has appeared in TimeNewsweekVariety, the Hollywood Reporter, Interview, and Melody Maker, among others. He was a script editor at NHK World TV for fourteen years and has been an Asia correspondent for Billboard magazine since 2008. In 2005 he founded the electro-rock crossover label Dynastic Records in Japan. Rob produces feature films, including Putty Hill (2010) and Bernard and Huey (2017); actively invests in tech-based start-ups; and is currently a partner in the virtual concert-creation platform Moshpit (www.Moshpit.Live).

Narrator Bio
Steven Weber

Steven Weber is an Earphones Award–winning narrator who has been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration. He has been named by AudioFile magazine three times for best narration of the year. As an actor, he made his film debut in 1984 in The Flamingo Kid and has since acted in numerous films and television series, including Wings and The Shining. He has also appeared in many stage productions, including National Anthems and the Broadway musical The Producers.

Rob Schwartz

Rob Schwartz is a writer, producer, and entrepreneur. His work has appeared in TimeNewsweekVariety, the Hollywood Reporter, Interview, and Melody Maker, among others. He was a script editor at NHK World TV for fourteen years and has been an Asia correspondent for Billboard magazine since 2008. In 2005 he founded the electro-rock crossover label Dynastic Records in Japan. Rob produces feature films, including Putty Hill (2010) and Bernard and Huey (2017); actively invests in tech-based start-ups; and is currently a partner in the virtual concert-creation platform Moshpit (www.Moshpit.Live).

Overview

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
Finalist for the Audie Award for Best Narration in Business/Personal Development
A #1 Amazon bestseller in Motivational Self-Help
A Barnes & Noble Favorite Indie Book of 2023
A People Magazine Pick of Human Interest Books
An AARP Magazine Editors’ Pick of Best Audiobooks for Summer
A BookRiot Pick of a Masterpiece in Audio
A Reader’s Digest Pick for May
A BookBub Editors' Pick to Learn about Aging and Longevity
A North Salem Post Pick of the Month
A Longevity Book Club Pick of the Month
A Library Journal Pick of What to Read in 2023
A Top Pick for Spring from The Writer Magazine
A BookPage Pick of 5 Books Worth the Hype
A Mount Pleasant Magazine Pick
A Shelf Awareness Pick of the Week's Best Books
A Tolstoy Therapy Pick of Books about Living Well & Being a Good Human
An Apple Books Pick of Most Anticipated Books of Spring
A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Top 10 Upcoming Lifestyle Books
See All +

“Beautiful…Those lucky enough to read this book will be inspired.”—Deepak Chopra

From the eponymous subject of the beloved classic Tuesdays with Morrie comes an insightful, poignant masterpiece on staying vibrant and connected for life.  

Who am I really? What have I done? What is important and meaningful to me? What difference does it make that I have lived? What does it mean to be truly human, and where am I on that scale?   

Morrie Schwartz, the beloved subject of the classic, multimillion-copy number one bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie, explores these questions and many more in this profound, poetic, and poignant masterpiece of living and aging joyfully and creatively. Later life can be filled with many challenges, but it can also be one of the most beautiful and rewarding passages in anyone’s lifetime. Morrie draws on his experiences as a social psychologist, teacher, father, friend, and sage to offer us a road map to navigate our futures. 

A great companion to Tuesdays with Morrie or the perfect introduction to Morrie’s thoughtful philosophies, The Wisdom of Morrie is filled with empathic insights, stories, anecdotes, and advice, told in Morrie’s reassuring, calm, and timeless voice. Let The Wisdom of Morrie be your guide in exploring deep questions of how to live and how to love.