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									  “Dying is only one thing to be sad over… Living
  unhappily is something else.”

            Tuesdays with Morrie
                                    By Mitch Albom
 “Learn how to live and you’ll know how to
 die; Learn how to die and you’ll know how
 to live.”

“Everything that gets born dies.”

“It’s not too late to…ask yourself if you really
are the person you want to be, and if not, who
you do want to be.”
              ABOUT THE AUTHOR
                MITCH ALBOM

• Born: 1958 in Passaic, New Jersey

• Journalist and sportswriter for the last 23 years, nationally
  known for his column in the Detroit Free Press.

• Received a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from
  Brandeis University in 1979 and a Master of Arts in
  journalism and business from Columbia University in 1982.
                MITCH ALBOM
• He is a nationally syndicated columnist for the Detroit Free
    Press and a nationally syndicated radio host for ABC and
    WJR-AM of Detroit. He appears on ESPN-TV as a panelist
    and a commentator.
•   His columns have won the Associated Press Sports Editors
    Award as best column in the U.S. 10 times in 11 years. He
    also received the Distinguished Writing Award from the
    American Society of Newspaper Editors and is a 4 time 1st
    place winner in the Associated Press Writing Competition.
•   He has been published in GQ, The New York Times, and
    Sports Illustrated.
•   He founded 2 charities in Detroit.
•   He is the bestselling author of the books The Five People You
    Meet in Heaven and For One More Day.
                  MORRIE SCHWARTZ
                 A Teacher to the Last

• Born in Chicago December 20, 1916 to Russian and Jewish
  immigrant parents. He grew up in New York City.

• His mother died when he was 8 years old.

• After graduating from New York City College, he earned a Ph.D. in
  sociology from the University of Chicago.

• He trained in an unconventional mental hospital.

• He taught sociology at Brandeis University from 1959 until 1995.

• He died at home in West Newton, Massachusetts on
  November 4, 1995.

• Schwartz was on Nightline discussing his battle with
  ALS when Albom found him, 16 years after being in
  Schwartz’s class at Brandeis University.

• The two men collaborated on Tuesdays with Morrie
  during Schwartz’s final days in 1995.
Morrie Schwartz on Nightline
         Brandeis University

• Private University located in Waltham,
  Massachusetts, 9 miles west of Boston.
• Founded in 1948 as a coeducational institution on
  the site of the former Middlesex University.
• Best known for its graduate programs in social
  policy, social work, and international development.
• Named for the first Jewish Justice of the United
  States Supreme Court, Louis Dembitz Brandeis.
Pictures of Brandeis University

Chapel’s Pond

                                             Shapiro Campus Center

                Usen Castle, the most recognized
                building on campus.
   Three letters that
change people’s lives…

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
• First described by Jean-Martin Charcot in 1874.
• It is a rare and incurable disease of the nervous
  system that gradually destroys the nerves that
  control the muscles.
• Nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord
  degenerate and die, thus losing the ability to
  transmit impulses to the muscles. The muscles
  gradually waste away from disuse.
• The patient faces progressive weakness and
  paralysis, and eventually dies when the muscles
  that control breathing stop functioning.
• Death occurs two to five years after the first
  symptoms appear.

• ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease,
  named after the famous baseball player.

• He played for the Yankees from 1925 to 1939,
  retiring after being diagnosed with ALS.

• He died in 1941 at age 40.
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