In 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 ...
In 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.
The book was purchased as a gift for granddaughter. A book arrived in good shape and timely. I am sure she enjoyed
Nov 4, 2011
Tuesdays with Morrie
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.
Feb 24, 2011
Easy Read... Good Reminders
An easy read, full of things we should all sop and think about.
Initially read a borrowed copy. Enjoyed it so much that I bought the book.
Feb 26, 2009
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.
Apr 10, 2008
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!!
Publishers Weekly, 1997-06-30 As a student at Brandeis University in the late 1970s, Albom was especially drawn to his sociology professor, Morris Schwartz. On graduation he vowed to keep in touch with him, which he failed to do until 1994, when he saw a segment about Schwartz on the TV program Nightline, and learned that he had just been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease. By then a sports columnist for the Detroit Free Press and author of six books, including Fab Five, Albom was idled by the newspaper strike in the Motor City and so had the opportunity to visit Schwartz in Boston every week until the older man died. Their dialogue is the subject of this moving book in which Schwartz discourses on life, self-pity, regrets, aging, love and death, offering aphorisms about each?e.g., "After you have wept and grieved for your physical losses, cherish the functions and the life you have left." Far from being awash in sentiment, the dying man retains a firm grasp on reality. An emotionally rich book and a deeply affecting memorial to a wise mentor, who was 79 when hedied in 1995. (Sept.)
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