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.
Stay informed about book progress
and event dates.
Join in the journey to publication!
coming in summer 2024
Memento Morrie: Images of Love and Loss
Daylight Books, publisher
If you buy a book through Kickstarter, a platform for crowdfunding, it helps spread Morrie's messages of love and loss.
There are other nice rewards too, including a beautiful book that is signed, stamped and numbered.
My maquette (book dummy) 'Memento Morrie' was accepted into the
juried exhibition at Cape Cod Museum of Art up through March 17, 2024
Mini-exhibition events combined with Rob Schwartz book talks
in bookstores now:
The Wisdom of Morrie:
Living and Aging Creatively & Joyfully
by Morrie Schwartz
edited by Rob Schwartz
Published by Blackstone, April 2023
Interactive Talk with Rob and Heather
Provincetown Public Library
October 5, 2023
The Angel Fund Gala for ALS Research
September 29, 2023
Book influenceer Jean Stehle with Rob and Heather
Brookline Senior Center
September 27, 2023
Heather, Rob and Jean Stehle
at Newton Free Library
Essayists for 'Memento Morrie' book
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
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
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.
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.”