Morrie Schwartz

Morrie Schwartz


Morrie Schwartz

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Morris "Morrie" S. Schwartz (December 20, 1916 – November 4, 1995) was a sociology professor at Brandeis University and an author. He was the subject of the best-selling book Tuesdays With Morrie, which was published in 1997 and later made into a movie.

Tuesdays with Morrie

Tuesdays with Morrie is a book about Morrie Schwartz and a former student of his, Mitch Albom. After seeing Morrie interviewed on Nightline with Ted Koppel, Albom started flying to Morrie's home in New England from Detroit for Tuesday visits. After about thirteen visits Morrie finally loses his battle with ALS and it gets to his lungs. Albom's book is full of the lessons and wisdom that Morrie imparts to him in his final stage of life.


  • with Alfred H. Stanton: The Mental Hospital: A Study of Institutional Participation in Psychiatric Illness and Treatment. Basic Books 1954, ISBN 9781591476177 (2009 edition)
  • with Charlotte Green Schwartz: Social Approaches to Mental Patient Care. Columbia University Press 1964
  • with Emmy Lanning Shockley: The Nurse and the Mental Patient: a Study in Interpersonal Relations. Wiley 1966, ISBN 9780471766100
  • Letting Go: Morrie's Reflections on Living While Dying. Walker & Company 1996, ISBN 9780802713155


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