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In early 1995, Mitch Albom -- award-winning sportswriter, NY Times bestselling author, radio talk show host, television commentator -- turned on ...Show synopsisIn early 1995, Mitch Albom -- award-winning sportswriter, NY Times bestselling author, radio talk show host, television commentator -- turned on "Nightline." There on the screen was his former college professor and mentor, Morrie Schwartz, whom Mitch had not spoken to since graduating from college and embarking on a relentless drive to succeed. In his soft tones Morrie was talking to Ted Koppel about impending death -- his own. Moved, and shamed by his own silence, Mitch flew to Massachusetts to visit Morrie -- and came back every Tuesday until Morrie's disease finally took him from this life. Every Tuesday they talked -- about love, money, commitment, spirit, what most people spend their lives thinking and doing and what really matters in the world. And as Morrie's time grew short, he gave Mitch one final, lasting gift: The wisdom to see his own life as something different than the accretion of fame, money, and success. "Tuesdays with Morrie" is Mitch Albom's extraordinary chronicle of their time together, a book filled with laughter, sadness, joy and peace. Each chapter is a different Tuesday's conversation, interspersed with brief vignettes about Morrie's life journey as well as Mitch's. Like The Road Less Travelled, this is spirituality literature for grown-ups.Hide synopsis
The plot follows the personal growth of the author as he deals with the life and dying process of a beloved professor. He learns what is important in life, and what brings happiness and meaning and we watch as the author brings that knowledge into his own life.
It's an easy read, yet it reveals a lot about life through the conversation between the author and his Professor. It's a very touching story of a teacher-and-student relationship, and the courage of the Professor to face death is tremendous.
This is one of the best books I have read. It is truely touching, inspiring and made me feel very humble. One of those times in your life where you stop and think " This is where I need to take stock and change where my lifes journey is taking me" You'll need a box of tissues though!!
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