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.



“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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