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In 1995, photographer Heather Pillar collaborated with Morrie Schwartz during the last six months of Morrie's struggle with ALS.   The project  illustrated Morrie's philosophies through photographs made of family, friends, caregivers, reaching out to community and self-care.

Over a quarter-century later, Morrie's wisdom resonates with many people around the world due to the best-selling memoir to date: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom.

Morrie's warmth and vitality comes through in each photograph to illustrate love and loss; caregiving and self-care; family, friends and always community. 

Morrie taught people, including Heather - how to live fulfilling lives with love.  It is by facing fears of death that we learn how to live.


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Memento Morrie is out NOW!

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Memento Morrie: Images of Love and Loss

Daylight Books (July 2024)

Book Talk THIS MONDAY, July 22 1-2pm

I will share all that I learned from Morrie Schwartz and how I was able to collaborate with Morrie to create an exhibition in 1995 and the book, 'Memento Morrie' in 2024.

Cape Cod Museum of Art

Dennis, MA

60 Hope Lane

Dennis, MA

Monday, July 22 1-2pm

Tickets available at the link:


Upcoming Exhibitions & Book Talks

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Dennis, MA

Monday, July 22 1-2pm

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Exhibition of 15 photographs

from Memento Morrie

Marblehead, MA

August 10-September 22

Opening Reception:

Sunday, August 11 2-4pm


Marblehead, MA

Sunday, September 15


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CCALS Director Ron Hoffman

Falmouth MA

Tuesday, August 13 4pm-5:30pm

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Memento Morrie exhibition

Mashpee, MA

Opening Reception:

Thursday, October 10 2-4pm

Memento Morrie mini-exhibition
My Kickstarter campaign for pre-order of 'Memento Morrie' was successful!
It helps me to spread Morrie's messages about love and loss.
Thank you to my backers.

You can order your book here
Essayists for 'Memento Morrie' book

Rob Schwartz

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entrepreneur, writer, music & film producer and son of Morrie Schwartz

'The Wisdom of Morrie,' published 2023 by Blackstone and edited by Rob Schwartz is on shelves now.

Dr Stanley Appel

Stanley H Appel M.D. author photo

internationally renowned researcher, neurologist and expert on ALS. 

Dr Appel is creator  and director of the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute's MDA/ALSA ALS Research and Clinical Center in Houston.

Anita Hannig, PhD

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 author of The Day I Die: The Untold Story of Assisted Dying in America, a finalist for the Oregon Book Awards.

 A leading voice on death literacy and former Brandeis University Associate Professor, Anita Hannig will publish My Death Diary: A Guided Journal for Mortals in 2024.   

Richard Harris

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award-winning television, radio, print, digital and film journalist

Consultant to the nonprofit iCivics, former producer of " NPR's "All Things Considered" and former senior producer of "ABC News Nightline with Ted Koppel.”  

Mini-exhibition events combined with Rob Schwartz book talks

Book Talk with Rob Schwartz, Provincetown Library

Interactive Talk with Rob and Heather

Provincetown Public Library

October 5, 2023 

The Angel Fund Gala for ALS Research
Burlington, MA
September 29, 2023

Book Talk with Rob Schwartz, Brookline, MA

Book influenceer Jean Stehle with Rob and Heather

Brookline Senior Center

September 27, 2023

Book Talk with Rob Schwartz, Newton Free Library

Heather, Rob and  Jean Stehle

at Newton Free Library  

May 2023

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