“Michael S. Lewis, M.D.’s book distills the life experience of some of the world’s legendary wise humans in a way that motivates all of us to cultivate and harvest our wisdom for the common good.”

—Chip Conley, NY Times bestselling author and founder and CEO of the Modern Elder Academy


About Michael S. Lewis, M.D.

Michael Lewis is an orthopedic surgeon at the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute. He has been Chief of Staff at NorthShore University HealthSystem, Skokie Hospital. He also was named best teacher of the year at Rush University Medical Center. Lewis started taking photographs more than forty years ago when he was stationed in the United Kingdom as an orthopedic surgeon in the United States Air Force. Michael is honored that his images have been published in a number of books and magazines.

About Getting Wiser

If you could invite one person to dinner, living or dead, who would it be? What about 101 of them, each with extraordinary and unique life experiences?

Michael S. Lewis’ book GETTING WISER, a dazzling anthology of stories, life lessons, and perspectives—101 of them—collected from brilliant minds the world over will provide you with exactly that. An impossibly rare opportunity to spend time receiving wisdom from legendary figures in many more areas of expertise.

Praise for Getting Wiser

“Michael S. Lewis, M.D. has given us a book with inspiring examples of how the best get better.”

—Scott Barry Kaufman, author of Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization, and host of The Psychology Podcast, rated number one psychology podcast in the world

“You won’t find as good a collection of real-life advice from celebrities, athletes, artists, scientists, CEOs, and politicians together in one place. This book is filled with “smarts’ for getting through life.”

—Bill Wennington, former Chicago Bulls center and three-time NBA Champion

“Michael’s book, Getting Wiser will help each person reading it to enjoy life’s fullness every day.”

—Thomas Kirk, retired colonel in the U. S. Air Force. Former Vice Commander of all Special Forces in Europe. Former prisoner of war at the “Hanoi Hilton” North Vietnamese prison camp for almost six years.

“[Michael's] insights into human behavior, losses, and successes make this an invaluable addition to anyone’s bookshelf.”

—Dolores Kohl, founder of the Kohl Children’s Museum. Initiator of the Kohl McCormick Early Childhood Teaching Awards and Story Bus. Former member, Board of Trustees, Brandeis University.

“If you read Getting Wiser, you will find practical wisdom you can use today, and all of the profits go to the Himalayan Cataract Project, to help cure preventable blindness.”

—Carmen Terzic, M.D., PhD., professor and chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic.

“Michael S. Lewis, M.D.’s talent for drawing out the very best in people is evident on every page of this inspiring book.”

—David Berg, founding partner of Berg & Androphy Law Firm. Author of The Trial Lawyer: What it Takes to Win

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