Rob Schwartz at Harvard Book Store


The Wisdom of Morrie:
Living and Aging Creatively and Joyfully 


April 25, 2023
7:00 PM ET


Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138


This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store presents ROB SCHWARTZ—editor and son of the late Morrie Schwartz, subject of the bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie—for a discussion of The Wisdom of Morrie: Living and Aging Creatively and Joyfully.

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About The Wisdom of Morrie

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 for The Wisdom of Morrie

"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

“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, author of The Power of Regret

Rob Schwartz
Rob Schwartz

Rob Schwartz

Rob Schwartz is a journalist, editor, producer, and entrepreneur. His work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, Variety, the Hollywood Reporter, 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 2002 he was appointed executive director at Play Label, a Tokyo-based dance imprint. In 2005 he founded Dynastic Records in Japan. Rob produces feature films, including Putty Hill (2010) and Bernard and Huey (2017), and actively invests in tech-based startups and is currently a partner in the virtual concert-creation platform Moshpit (www.Moshpit.Live).

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