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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 Tuesdays With Morrie is a great book, and is easily one of the best collection of pages I've ever read cover-tocover in one sitting. (It's one of maybe two books I've read front-to-back, but that's beside the point.) Mitch Albom was a former student of Morrie's, who gave up his ambitions of being a musician to be an overworked, well-paid sports writer in Detroit. Mitch's life changes forever, however when he sees his old professor and friend, Morrie Schwartz, on "Nightline", he resolves to call him up. "I swallowed and said, 'Morrie, my name is Mitch Albom. I was a student of yours in the 1970s. I don't know if you remember me.' And this is the first thing he said: 'How come you didn't call me Coach?' My journey began with that sentence. It took my through that phone call, through my first guilt-laden trip to West Newton, through all the Tuesdays that followed..." (Albom 193-4). Tuesdays With Morrie isn't one of those books that you have to fill out pages and pages of paperwork to understand; nor is it the kind of book that requires you to dig deep behind the words - "read between the lines" - to gather some deep, hidden (often cryptic) meaning to fully grasp the book. Not so. In it's unimposing length of 192 pages, this book may well have more meaning, more directly thrown at you than stories two to five times it's size. It's not a difficult read: I was reading the epilogue about an hour and a half after I started. Don't let its size fool you, however: this is probably the only story to ever make me cry while reading it. Yes. I teared up a bit at the end. It's sad, I knew it was coming, but it got me anyway. Anyway, I digress. Back to the review:
"An old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson." I don't think that anyone can put it better than that. This book is the paperback-ed equivalent of Journey (a PlayStation Network game that one of my friends described to me as "an experience".)- proof positive that books can really have an effect on your feelings, and your outlook on life (and death). It's not exactly a "book". It's not exactly a memoir. Or a biography. It's not a guide to self-help. It's a culmination of an old man's knowledge and perspective, in less than 200 pages. I guess it's a teaching - Morrie's final teaching - about Life, the Universe, and Everything. It's a great man's legacy. That's better. It's definitely worth a trip to your library, that's for sure!
Tuesdays With Morrie is a contemporary non-fiction novel written by Mitch Albom. It is 191 pages long and was written in the 1990’s. The story is told from the first person point of view of Mitch Albom for most of the book. The novel’s language is generally very casual and easy to understand and consists of a lot of dialogue and some flashbacks. Morrie is Mitch’s former professor who is battling a crippling disease called ALS. Mitch, who is a journalist at the time, decides to go visit Morrie after he sees him on a television show and starts to visit him every Tuesday (hence the title). They have meaningful discussions about morality, the media, love, and acceptance. At the end of the novel, Mitch attends Morrie’s funeral. Overall, this is one of my favorite books. While reading this book, I felt as if I was present during Mitch and Morrie’s weekly meetings. I really liked the informal tone of the novel as well as the use of flashbacks. I also really liked Morrie’s character and his humor that was present until the end of his life. I would definitely recommend this book to others.
"As long as we can love each other, and remember the feeling of love we had, we can die without ever really going away. All the love you have created is still there. All the memories are still there. You live on-in the hearts of everyone you have touched and nurtured while you were here." - Morrie Schwartz In 1944, a man named Morrie Schwartz received his death sentence. He was now battling a horrific disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease. Morrie was the most fun-loving man anyone could ever meet. He saw life differently than anyone else, even while he was dying. Morrie was a college professor at Brandeis University, who had deeply impacted all of his students, especially Mitch Albom. The story of what Morrie taught Mitch and others is the touching and heartfelt story of Tuesdays With Morrie. Mitch Albom was the normal business man, too busy with work, and his cell phone to stop and have time for others. He was always in a rush, and doing everything to their deadline even with his girlfriend, Janine. One night while rushing around and flipping through the channels on the T.V, Mitch saw his college professor Morrie Schwartz. There was a news casting being done on Morrie and how he was dealing with his death sentence of Lou Gehrig’s disease. Mitch, when graduating had promised Morrie that he would keep in touch, but got to busy to keep his promise. It had been 16 years. After seeing the program, Mitch went on with his daily routine, but could not stop thinking about Morrie. He decided to take a short trip out to Boston to visit and say his last goodbyes. After, spending hours with Morrie having wonderful conversations with him and reminiscing on old times, Mitch says goodbye and heads back to his life in Detroit. Mitch tries to go on, but again cannot stop thinking of Morrie. He heads back to Boston, where he will spend every Tuesday with Morrie until Morrie’s death learning the answers to life's biggest questions. Throughout this book, Morrie teaches many life lessons through his own experiences. Every Tuesday, Mitch would record Morrie talking about different topics dealing with life. Morrie spoke about life, love, spirituality, dependence, wealth, giving, forgiveness, peace, aging, illness, and death. Everyone can relate to Mitch in that you can always make time and if we do not slow down we miss the things that really matter. I would highly recommend this creative non-fiction book to high school students. It is a book that boys and girls will both enjoy. It teaches great life lessons and is very uplifting. It's a quick and easy read and has a strong impact. It will really make you think about your own life and how you live it.
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