Tuesdays with Morrie Kindle Fire by Erin Morgenstern
Click Here to Download the Book Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger? Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final â€œclassâ€?: lessons in how to live. Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.
Reviews I was torn about what kind of star rating to give this book... but in the end, went with my heart and gave 5 instead of less. It's not actually a book that I think is written so particularly well.. it is not very intellectually stimulating (if I am to be a literary snob, which sometimes I can be)... but it has moved and touched my heart in ways a book has not done for me in a long time. Very recently, I lost a dearly loved cousin, and therefore, some of my book choices of late have been.. well, rather morbid. I am trying to understand what death is like for those who continue living (that's why I picked up "Signs of Life" by Natalie Taylor). "Tuesdays with Morrie," however, is less about death, and more about life, or rather, I should say, it tries to teach you how to really live. The author's professor, Morrie (of the book's title) is obviously a very special person, who sees life and relationships quite differently from the average American. This is true even before he is diagnosed with ALS, his very death sentence, but his character becomes even more pronounced as his days become numbered. He shows extreme appreciation and joy for life and others even as he suffers unimaginable physical pain and his body becomes utterly useless to him. He is grateful for his slow painful death because of the time it gives him to say his goodbyes to his loved ones. The author takes his "last lessons" with Morrie, learning many aphorisms regarding the meaning of life. Even though I think they are all worth the trouble to read and consider (even for people who might not see life in the same light), I will share only one significant "truth" that Morrie repeated, and I think essentially everything he believed in culminated to this, as stated simply in line from his favorite poet, Auden: "Love or perish."
Tuesdays With Morrie is a book about a person who helped Mitch Albom succeed in life and who helped him know what he really wanted. The person who helped him was his college professor, Morrie Schwarts. Mitch Albom went to a class on tuesdays that ended up being a class that had taught lessons in how to live. Morrie had visited this class every tuesday with Mitch and in the end it rekindle their relationship. This book is about when Mitch goes to college and was very fascinated by his college professor. He went through is days in college listening to Morrie and asking questions no one had ever thought of. After College he had taken a class every tuesday that had tought him different things. The first Tuesday was talking about the world. The second class was about feeling sorry for your self. The the third class was about talking about our regrets. Then the fourth Tuesday was talking about death. Through all of these classes it came together and taught him how to live your life.
Tuesdays with Morrie is a book about a man named Morrie who has the illness ALS. Morrie used to be a teacher when he was younger, but after he was informed that he had ALS, and because of his age, he had to retire. The book is about one of his students named Mitch. Mitch loved Morrie as a teacher and after he heard Morrie had ALS he started visiting Morrie every Tuesday. Every Tuesday they have a different subject to talk about. Morrie teaches life lessons that will never be forgotten. At the end of the book Mitch and Morrie have their last visit. Mitch hadn't really opened up at all in the book, but Morrie finally succeeds at opening Mitch up when he cries at the last visit when Morrie is on his death bed. After Morrieâ€™s death Mitch regains contact with his brother who lives in Spain, who he hasn't talked to in a long time. and finds out he is battling cancer. I highly recommend this book to others. This is probably my most favorite book i've read. It tells of great life lessons and teaches you things that you thought you could have never learned from a book. The characters, settings, and plot will have you wanting to stay up all night wanting to read. The writing style it takes is written in Mitch's view. I think that it was a good choice because you get to hear about Mitch's thoughts and feelings. I think that if I was given the chance to change something in the book there would be nothing I would. I recommend this to anyone one who wants to read a good book.
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