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Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man, And Life's Greatest Lesson

by Mitch Albom

October 8, 2002 | Trade Paperback

Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man, And Life's Greatest Lesson is rated 4.5106 out of 5 by 141.
A classic from the author of The First Phone Call from Heaven

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 “class”: 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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 pages, 7.27 × 5 × 0.57 in

Published: October 8, 2002

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 076790592X

ISBN - 13: 9780767905923

Found in: Religion and Spirituality

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quick but Amazing Read I read this back in high school when 'Silent Reading' was a thing and I picked this up one day. I read it so quickly the first time but I enjoyed every second. Read it a couple more times before the end of that year in the 12th grade. Really makes you think about the lives you affect and the relationships you make.
Date published: 2014-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Make the most of life ! An excellent book about how precious life and relationships are. I hope anyone who is thinking of or in favor of assisted suicide reads this book. Dying and suffering is not undignified, it is a normal progression of living. Morrie died with dignity and his story is heart wrenching. This book will leave a lasting impression on living life to the fullest and cherishing everything that life deals you. Thank you Mitch for your friendship to this brave inspiring man.
Date published: 2014-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved Morrie Oh man. I was tearing up by page 12. I just fell in love with Morrie and his story. If you're like me and a sucker for a good character, I would definitely recommend this book. I'd suggest reading it all in one go, just to get the full emotional impact of the story. I'd heard mixed review on the writing style of this book, but I personally really enjoyed how it was written. To me, it made the whole story very relatable.
Date published: 2013-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tuesdays with Morrie - Must Read I recommend this book to everyone who loves reading. I have just finished reading it for the second time and enjoyed it more than the first time. Be sure to have tissues nearby to wipe the tears.
Date published: 2013-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good and simple This book was an easy read written well.. It was slightly too optimistic for me but overall worth a read.
Date published: 2012-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspiring! The most inspiring and breath-taking story I have ever read! This is one book I have recomended several times!
Date published: 2011-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tuesdays With Morrie - title makes you curious This is my absolutely favorite book ever especially if you have a love and passion for life ....until death . There are so many lessons for each and every one of us to learn in this book .... be sure to have an highlighter handy ....so many great quotes . It teaches us to love each day , love each other ...until death do us part .An exceptional book , well written and a true story . Over the years since it's release I have given out over 100 of these books to friends ,families and strangers . I believe that much ....that it is truly inspiring and can change your life forever.
Date published: 2011-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A truly toughing novel I read this novel very long time ago but it really touched my heart. First novel that I have read that made me tear up...
Date published: 2011-06-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't like it at all This book was very boring to read. I believe the wisdom in this book could be summarized to 2 pages only. I felt that there was a lot of unnecessary filler material just to make the book longer. it's a book about a student who loved his professor and at the end i felt like "why do i have to know about how much you loved your professor?" ... I'm sorry but i didn't like this book at all, very slow and boring.
Date published: 2011-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent, Short and to the Point Tuesdays with Morrie is a book you gift to anyone who needs to appreciate life just a little bit more. :) You will learn to love Morrie and as you turn the pages, you wish the book was a little bit bigger so you could spend a little bit more time with the characters as you go through it rather quickly. Simply one of the great reads and I promise it will make you look at life very very differently. Enjoy and pass the book onto your friends and family.
Date published: 2011-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Moving I have to admit this is one of those books that I pick up and read every once in a while. Personally I find it to be a very touching story of personal growth and friendships. I recomend this book to all my friends that enjoy reading.
Date published: 2011-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Touching and Beautiful This was an amazing story. I love the wisdom that this book brings and Morrie's story was sincere and heartfelt.
Date published: 2010-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Intriguing I found this book to be very intriguing. It also makes you think about how you can change your life if, you are not happey with the direction or path that you are taking, or have chosen. This book also made me feel inspired, a bit becasue of Morrie's attitude with his illness, and how stronge he was to keep on fighting on right up to the end of his life. For me it was a very touching, and meaningful kinda got you by the heart story. If you like this kind of story then you will love this book just like I did.
Date published: 2010-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must read for anyone & everyone, especially caregivers Along with "the Last Lecture", one of 2 books I could read over and over again without getting tired of it. Each time coming away with a renewed dedication to focusing on what is truly important in life. Many life lessons enclosed - some basic - but easily forgotten in day to day life. I wish I knew Morrie, although you'll feel like you do when you read it. A wonderfully intelligent, frank, witty and humorous character. One of few books I would recommend to anyone and everyone to read, essential for caregivers and palliative care workers. Initially I discovered it when assigned a chapter in a Palliative Care class in university. It made the textbook and lecture teachings of end of life care for both the person dying and caregivers seem real. It changed many views on the process of dying in that class, and how it should be handled. That one assigned chapter had such a strong impact that I kept it in my mind until years later when I finally saw the book again and read the whole thing...and then read it again. If you ever look back and think "I wish I knew then what I know now" and wonder what you'll think in the future about your life now - read Morrie- he knows!
Date published: 2010-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from sweet Not my normal fantasy book I like, but this book was still pretty good. It really opens your eyes and your heart. Most people said I would cry, but I didn't. I don't know
Date published: 2010-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ain't Morrie Sweet This was definitely a good book, but I was a little disappointed. I thought I'd be more attached to Morrie and Mitch's story, but I wasn't. It was interesting to see what Morrie's teachings were to his old student, but I have to say that I've heard those ideals from other sources and even thought some of them myself; I think that's why I wasn't as flabbergasted with the book as I may have been had I not previously known a lot of the content.
Date published: 2010-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly Inspirational Tuesdays with Morrie was a beautiful read, Definitely one of the most ispirational books i've ever read. Morrie was full of so much wisdom and compassion, it was truly touching. I think everyone can learn a littlle from Morrie Schwartz and his look on life and death. I would recommened this book to anyone. It was such an easy but great read, and it is one of the few books i've read in one sitting because i just couldn't put it down. I was in tears by the end, and was left moved and inspired. This book will make you laugh and cry. If you haven't read 'Tuesdays with Morrie' yet, then you should get it now, this is a book that shouldn't be missed.
Date published: 2010-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! One of my all time favorite books! Very inspirational!
Date published: 2010-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Reminder of What is Important Like many others here, I enjoyed this book. Some people said it was preachy, and I can see how people could see it that way, but to me it was fine. The book reminds us what is wrong with the world today, and is about focusing on what is most important - loving and connecting with other people.
Date published: 2010-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspiring! I really enjoy Mitch Albom's books. I think that sometimes we focus on all things material and we truly lose focus of what is important in life; this book reminds you how important family and relationships are.
Date published: 2009-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Keeper on the Bedside Table Tuesdays with Morrie is a memoir written by Mitch Albom. It is the story of Mitch's university professor (Morrie) who is facing a gruelling death, yet deems himself lucky and still alive despite the ticking clock. It is said that we don't know the meaning of life until we are near death. The book is full of Morrie's life lessons that transcend all religions as we are all human. Death seems to bring us closer together somehow. Tuesdays with Morrie is an easy read that is rich with life lessons. It is one of those books that should be forever kept on the bedside table or resting on the bookshelf with the cover facing forward as a reminder to be read and reread again. I highly recommend this book. Visit my book blog at bambireads.blogspot.com for more reviews.
Date published: 2009-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have You Met Morrie? There are many things in life that we take for granted. Among those things are death, aging, relationships and even love. Morrie, who is a professor, shares about these universal concepts by sharing his abundant life experiences. Through unexpected circumstances, Mitch becomes Morrie's last student, thus beginning a series of conversations between a dying professor and a reluctant student. The classroom is Morrie's living room, cluttered with life support fixtures and a small hibiscus plant; the syllabus is on life. Morrie has a character of optimism, humility and he knows how to enjoy life to the fullest. However, there is one thing that is not quite right; he has less than one year to live. As Morrie opens up his life, he teaches Mitch how to accept death as a natural process. He displays vulnerability, love, humor and timeless principles on the art of living. Mitch, as well as the reader gets a refreshed outlook on life as we reflect on how Morrie has lived his own. If you are trapped in the routine of daily living or struggling with relationships or you simply want a warm, touching book to read with a cup of coffee, I introduce you to meet Morrie! Enjoy.
Date published: 2009-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I <3> What a truly inspiring man Morrie Schwartz was. I found myself making a list of "Morrieisms" to look back at when I am feeling low. I can also finally say that a book made me shed a tear. With a clearer outlook on the beauty of what can be this life, I am now aware of the strong tension of opposites that have been apparent throughout mine. Morrie was right when he said, "Love always wins." Everyone should read this book. www.booksnakereviews.blogspot.com
Date published: 2008-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply wonderful! There's only one word that comes to mind when trying to describe this book: beautiful. Mitch Albom is an amazing writer and this memoir is absolutely touching. It's heart-breaking and inspirational, depressing and uplifting all at once. I absolutely loved it.
Date published: 2008-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic- a MUST read!! Tuesdays With Morrie was the first book i read by Mitch Albom. It was a very touching story! and it made me laugh and cry! It is one of my all time favs! I really reccomend it to anyone it has great little life lessons and new outlooks. It made me look into Mitch Alboms other books like Five People You Meet In Heaven which are all also very good!
Date published: 2008-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great true story. For the most part i really enjoyed it. At times i thought that the book was repetitive but it is a true story after all so i guess that should be expected. Alot of people say that the book is preachy, while i do agree somewhat people have to remember these are the views of a dying man. I think that anyones point of view would change if they knew they were going to die soon. This is a great book though. Everyone should read it at least once.
Date published: 2008-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Insperational This book was a unexpcted delight. It was a surprise frombeginningto end. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a new outlook on life.
Date published: 2008-02-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Mildly interesting. One of those books that is a great concept but leaves you saying: "Is that all there is". I don't need a dying guy to convince me that I should spend more time with the family etc. Just never really turned the corner to become a great book instead of a merely interesting one.
Date published: 2008-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing inspirations "Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson" was the first book I read of Mitch Albom. Mitch's college professor, Morrie Schwartz, was dying. During the last months of his life, Morrie met up with Mitch in his study every Tuesday to teach the young man the final and most important lessons - how to live our lives. Amazing inspirations.
Date published: 2008-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Will make you laugh and cry! A touching story, about a time between professor and student, to the very end of life on earth. Together they work on the final thesis, Morrie’s death. A very open honest, touching book that made me cry and laugh.
Date published: 2008-01-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Any Day is Good for These Lessons Sixteen years after promising to “keep in touch” with Morrie Schwartz, Mitch Albom finds out that his old professor is dying, and so he signs up for one last class: The Meaning of Life. Sports columnist-turned-authour Mitch Albom was the only student, and “Tuesdays With Morrie” was his final thesis. In their discussions about money, marriage, family, aging, and death, Morrie finds all of his answers in love. “Tuesdays With Morrie” has difficulties with tense, and is a simple book – no doubt written for the masses as journalistic instinct intended – but it has a good heart. Morrie. Adapted for the screen by Thomas Rickman; adapted for the stage by Mitch Albom and Jeffrey Hatcher.
Date published: 2008-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Peace of Mind I discovered this book in Gr. 12, and it has been by my side as my guide ever since. This story inexplicably altered my life from it's first reading. Every passage in this book is a lesson of discovery that affects your heart, how you percieve the world; your very self. If everyone read this book, I believe the world may just be a better place.
Date published: 2008-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Totally Amazing This book will really make you think about your life and how you treat others. It will make you realize that everything you do and say will have an effect on others whether you know it or not!
Date published: 2008-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A MUST READ! Tuesdays with Morrie is a heart warming story of a professor and his former student whose paths meet again at a time when they both need something that only they can provide to each other. Mitch Albom has woven a thought provoking, inspirational, tear-jerking story of love, compassion, tenderness, faith and the strength of the human spirit. This book is a must-read!
Date published: 2008-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magnificent Book! Highly recommend it!! This book will help you to appreciated the small things in life, when actually they are the Biggest things in LIFE! Morrie Schwartz is the Champ and Mitch Albom is Morrie's gift to all of us!
Date published: 2008-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Page Turner! This is a little book with a big punch! The chapters are short so it keeps you flipping. Really a great book that has a lot to offer about family, friends and love. One of my favorites!
Date published: 2008-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FANTASTIC this book is my favourite book of all time. it made me laugh, it made me cry...it was just all around incredible. it is a must read for all of you out there...men, women, 12+. i have read it 2 times now, and it is definitely one of those books that i am going to keep beside my bed, and read over and over again. it is the most amazing book out there. i dont know what else i can say other then READ IT READ IT READ IT! you will looooveee it!
Date published: 2007-12-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not one of the best books I've read... It's about an old professor who is diagnosed with a terrible disease and one of his old student comes to visit every Tuesday..The (what everyone is calling)lesson is nothing your own loving grandma wouldn't tell you . Family and Friends are the most important things in life.It wasn't even a tear jerker.... Glad I read it sorry I bought it.It's an okay Library book.
Date published: 2007-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of a kind! Another one of my all-time favourites. Words can't express.... just read it!!
Date published: 2007-11-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not a fan... Although I am quite aware that there will be hundreds of people to disagree with me, I did not love this book. I found it to be extremely self righteous. When a story is touching, no one has to hint at it and I found that the book was to say the least quite "full of itself". It's not horrible but I did not love it. I didn't find it as touching as I was expecting from all the talk surrounding it.
Date published: 2007-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best book! May have possibly been the best book I have ever read!! Keep the books coming Mitch.. I await your next one :)
Date published: 2007-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful I couldn't put this book down. If there was ever a book to change my life, this was it.
Date published: 2007-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Honest look at life This book is based on true life experience of the author with his favourite professor, Morrie Schwartz. He lost touch with his professor until he turned on his TV to learn that his professor was dying. So he promptly contacted him. Morrie was diagnosed with ALS, a degenerative muscular disease that has no cure. Stephen Hawkins is a well-known person with this condition. Morrie and Albom reconnect just as in school and they share wisdom during their Tuesday visits on the meaning of life, how to live a good life, how to be happy among other topics. This is profound book that allows you to reflect on life and I highly recommend it along with "Nexus" by Morrison & Singh. It also has a powerful spiritual message.
Date published: 2007-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly Recommend I highly recommend this book to everyone. Mitch Albom has written an amazing story that will inspire everybody. This book teaches us lessons that we can learn in our everyday lives. A must read.
Date published: 2006-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Totally Awesome This book was soo good, I loved it to pieces. You got a real sence what was happening to Morrie and how people around him coped with his illness. This book is really sad, about it is a good read.
Date published: 2006-08-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from beautiful story in life many people have important stories to share and i'm glad that Mitch Albom shared his.
Date published: 2006-08-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I cried all the way through Sad true story that will have you weeping all the way through. Luckily it doesn't take too long to read!!
Date published: 2006-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life lesson in a few short pages... This book reminds me of a popular saying: "If God gives you lemons, make lemonade." This is one of the most inspiring story that I have read in a long time. Anyone afflicted or having been around a loved one when dealing with death will surely appreciate the lessons that this book has to offer. Most importantly, always take the time to pass on your wisedom as you never know who will gain from it in the long run. Through his writing, Mitch Albom has created a legacy to Morrie and his inner wisedom.
Date published: 2006-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This Book Can Change How You Think There are things about life that you never think about until you are dieing. This book gives a different perspective on situations that, I feel, can only come from a person at the end of their life. Morrie is not the most fortunate person acquiring a deadly disease but he manages to teach us all a lesson on how to spend our days. The message he sends on the importance of family and happiness is very profound and for some very comforting.
Date published: 2006-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Amazing Read! At the beginning of this book you think you will be drawn in for another "author on the fast track", but as you delve deeper, you realize that the story has a incredibly poignant lesson. Mitch's weekly visits open his eyes to many things that he never noticed before or never bothered to notice before. With each week, the reader gets to take away another lesson with Mitch to learn everything happens for a reason.
Date published: 2006-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Touching Great story especially helpful for those trying to cope with the illness or passing of a loved one. A real testament to the human spirit, just make sure you have Kleenex!
Date published: 2006-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quick Read I really enjoyed reading "Tuesdays with Morrie", it was a very quick read, only took me about three hours to get through the whole book. I found it a little preachy at times but it realy got the point across that in our culture, people should live life to its fullest.
Date published: 2006-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down! A heart warming read. I read it cover to cover in one sitting. An absolutely must for anyone who has experienced a loss of a loved one. I was given the book after my father passed away. It was a true comfort. A must read!
Date published: 2006-07-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another great book by Mitch! This book makes you see the things in life that really matter through the eyes of a man on his death bed. I think it will make a difference in the lives of anyone who reads this novel.
Date published: 2006-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stop, and think about it. This book came to me when I needed it most- and it made all the difference. I have since bought it, and given it away many time, all to the same result. Everyone should read it once, and that experience will have you reaching for it again and again. When you read it, the moment will be just right.
Date published: 2006-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting Read This was a good read. I've read a lot of spiritual based books that really make you think. This wasn't as life changing as I was anticipating given the media attention it has received. But I did like it and I'm glad I read it. I enjoyed the relationship between them and the overall message.
Date published: 2006-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sure makes you think. I really enjoyed this thought provoking book. It is a unique view of what is important in life from someone whose life is slipping away. If you were to die tomorrow would you be happy with the way you lived your life?
Date published: 2006-06-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Reflection for our Life This book was beautifully written with many quotable phrases that continue to resonate in my mind even to this day. What makes this story such much more beautiful than what it already is, is that fact that it is a true story. It's amazing to know that real life can be as awe-inspiring as any fictional work of art, to know that some very real people are as heroric as any other super hero. I highly recommend this book to everyone, but especially to those that are deeply thankful for mentors that have guided them through life, or those that are having to say goodbyes to loved ones.
Date published: 2006-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What a Reality Check! A very powerful story contained in a small package. An easy read that tells the story of a remarkable man who maintains his dignity and positive attitude in the most trying time of his life. Worth the read!
Date published: 2006-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Read for Everyone! Incredibly poignant and inspiring, this is a book that is a MUST READ for all. Don't let the cover or the small size of the book fool you, each chapter is filled with words of wisdom, philosophy, and truth. This book is able to state the complexities in life with simple meanings based on death, fears, family, age, love, and compassion. You will not regret reading Tuesdays with Morrie, the lessons are something you will carry on for the rest of your life. Best book I have ever read, and truly expanded my perspectives on life.
Date published: 2006-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fascinating to the unth degree What an unbelievable read. I've heard a lot of people say it was "boring" (we read it for our grade 11 english class) but they have all totally missed the point. There wasn't supposed to be action... it was supposed to make you reflect on your own life, not try to feed off of somebody else's like a Bruce Willis movie. This book kept me going the entire time. I literally could not put it down, so I didn't. I read it until it was done... This book has proved as so many different things, advice, tenderness... this book is a bottomless well of good advice and heroisme. Albom gets a pat on the back from me.
Date published: 2006-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from How to live your life! A great book!!! Very philosophical. Pretty much a book on how one might live life in a better way. Morrie who is dying gives his former student lessons on the crucial matters in life: relationships, marriage, money, love and emotions.
Date published: 2006-06-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too philosophical I thought this book was a little boring at times. I enjoyed the story of how Mitch and Morrie were friends more than the philisophical 'debates' they got into. It bothered me, until the end of the book when it was actually explained, with all the talk of how material goods are meaningless and money isn't worth much, that Mitch was sitting here writing a (small) book that costs $23. At the end he explains that forwarded money went to help pay for Morrie's medical bills, but it still rubs me the wrong way.
Date published: 2006-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Heartfelt This is a heartelt text in which one cannot help but shed a tear. Morrie has touched lives, not only his students. He provides the readers with a new perspective on life, that there are more important things than money and success. After reading this book you will feel as though you can make a difference.
Date published: 2006-06-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Read and Enjoy! Tuesdays with Morrie was an incredible book to read. You learned something new every time you read it. It was a very simple book to read and although it followed a pattern you never got bored. You began to feel sorry for Morrie throughout his ordeal; he was dealing with death and trying to live his life to the fullest, while his family and friends watched him deteriorate into nothing. This book moved me in was I thought could never happen from a book. You began to feel as if you were sitting in the room with Mitch and Morrie during their lessons together. This book is the basis of don’t judge a book by it cover. From the cover it’s not appealing at all; it actually might prevent many people from reading it, because our society is one that is based on looks. This was the first book I read that you had to read deeper into it to really understand it. You can skim through the book and get the simple meaning but you have to really read the book to message the author tried to portray. I would defiantly recommend reading this book; it will better your life.
Date published: 2006-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A little Treasure “Tuesdays with Morrie” is a book that talks about an old man who has a deadly disease which is going to kill him slowly but surely. He worked as a professor at the university when he was young and now, one of his former students sees him in a TV Show and comes to visit him. He decides to meets Morrie, his former teacher, every Tuesday. In this book Morrie and his student talk about “life’s greatest lessons” until Morrie dies because of his disease. They touch topics like love, family, work, children, money, death and many more. I really love this book! It’s definitely one of the best I ever read if it’s not THE best I ever read. This book is not so adorable because the plot is so complex and complicated or the author writes in a remarkably style but it is more the topic and the person himself he is writing about. Of course you also need special skills to put this serious topic in the right words. I think if you read this book like the author wanted you to and you really try to dive in these words you will think about this book even a lot of times when you’re not reading it and I am serious when I’m saying that it can change your life. You can really learn from this book because Morrie was a great man and can be a wonderful example for everybody. You laugh, you wonder, you’re surprised, you’re angry and you cry in this book. It’s really worth to read it. It will touch you. (I’m apologizing for English mistakes but it is my second language.)
Date published: 2006-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The days before you die Tuesdays with Morrie is a very intreguing book. It makes you think about life and love and everything inbetween. It is a true story that about an old treacher dying of disease. His young student Mitch who he hasn't seen in ages because Mitch got caught up in life and work, visits him again and they decide to see each other on Tuesdays. Why Tuesdays? Because they are Tuesday people! Morrie is a great character they type of person you would love to meet and talk to and enjoy company with. He's happy and he's incredibly smart. Morrie is full of advice for the young and old. All through this book he gives wonderful advice to the reader. he speaks a lot about life and death and how to deal with it. How to let go and such things as this. But i do believe the best advice he gave in this book was about love. Morrie knows his stuff and he died a happy person because he knew he was loved and he knew he will never be forgotten!
Date published: 2006-06-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Absolutely Great! This book was electrifying, Tuesdays with Morrie deserves 2 thumbs way up! This book told the story of a very brave and noble man, someone who loved everything about life, a man who changed millions with his story. Mitch Albom (The author) was morrie’s student in college, he left after graduation and in a turn of events almost two decades later ends up back by the side of morrie. Mitch returns to Morrie when he realizes that Morrie only has a short time to live on, not knowing how long that would be, once again becoming the student of a wise man. I encourage to all to read this magnificent book, I was an inspiration to myself and others and if you read it, it will inspire you too.
Date published: 2006-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life changing! This book is an amazing story about a proffessor who truely makes his mark on the world. Morrie is a man who tells it like it is He is dying from ALS, a terrible demeaning disease. Morrie waits every week to get a visit from his favorite student. They talk of life, love and loss. Morries' student learns that even a man lying on his deathbed can look at the world in a positive way. This book is one that i would recommend to everyone, whether you're an avid reader or would just like to get into the reading world. It really makes you wake up and appreciate the people in your life and remember the ones you've lost. Definitly a 10/10!
Date published: 2006-06-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Touching Read this book in a few hours (as with "The Five People You Meet in Heaven")...Mitch Albom writes so that you will laugh and cry right till the end of the book. I strongly recommend this book for anyone at any age. Absolute page-turner, upon finishing this book maybe you'll want to do something special for someone that you care about.
Date published: 2006-06-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not one of my favourites After having this book recommended to me so many times, I finally decided to give it a try. I can honestly say that I didn't think it was out of this world. I actually found the book to be very depressing and extremely repettitive. Although the moral of the story was a good one, I can't say I really enjoyed the book. It's a small book you can finish in a few hours, and after finishing it, I can honestly say I was happy to be finished with the book. Not something I would read again or recommend to anyone else!
Date published: 2006-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best I loved this book. Everyone needs to read this and maybe learn something about life, gratitude and kindness.
Date published: 2006-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The World Needs more Morries MA's reflection on one of life's most beautiful gifts - human relationship, inspired me to reflect more. The simplicity in style along with the depth of emotion made this book a pleasure to read. At the risk of sounding sexist, the male perspective provided a special touch. I recommend it to anyone who is attending to aging parents or other loved ones. A good reminder to suck the marrow out of life.
Date published: 2006-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a wonderful read I found that Tuesday's with Morrie was one of the best books I have ever read. With each chapter I felt like I was learning a new lesson or a new way of looking at the world around me.
Date published: 2006-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Heart-warming words of wisdom" Mitch Albom wrote this jewel of a book in memory of his late professor, Morrie Schwartz, and the lessons he learnt from their sessions in Morrie's last months. Simple and unpretentious, "Tuesdays with Morrie" is packed full of insights and wisdom that our generation craves to discover meaning in our hectic lives. I loved it and reread it whenever I needed guidance in my life. Read this book if you too would like to learn some of the most important lessons in life, gain some peace in your heart and discover a more joyful way of living.
Date published: 2006-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific! What a great book. As an aspiring teacher it reaffirms my feelings that a great teacher can make all the difference! The story between Mitch and Morrie is so touching and has everyone thinking back to that one teacher that really affected them. A tear jerker for sure!
Date published: 2006-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very refreshing and Inspiring read!!!!! I read this book in a few hours, it was such a fast read. It does really teach you a great lesson about life and really makes you think of what is really important. This book makes you laugh and cry at times. I fell in love with Morrie, I only wish that I had the chance to meet someone as inspiring as him. I think Mitch was a very lucky man to have had Morrie in his life. When you read this book you will really take a step back and look at your life and see what matters most. I absolutely adored this book and I think everyone should read it. I gave it to my mom right after and she called me a few hours later crying and telling me that it was one of the best and moving stories that she had ever read. I will probably read it again and I hope that I can pass it on and get more people to read it because it can really change many lives.
Date published: 2006-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT BOOK! WOW Mitch Albom has done it again this is one of his best books. I didn't know much about ALS before I read this book and now I have had my eyes opened to this deadly disease. This book was wonderfully written and the lessons on life we are left with from the vast wisdom that Morrie had can enlighten us all. I recommend everybody read this book.
Date published: 2006-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW I purchased this book for personal reasons. I reacently lost my future father in law to ALS. I heard about this book while he was alive, but couldn't bring myself to buy it. Almost a year after his death I purchased it and read it in two days. Mitch Albom wrote a compelling book based on truth and facts. During each step of Morries illness I could see my loved one dealing with the same thing. Mitch Albom has brough some light to a horrible illness that claims our loved ones. Thanks Mitch Albom!
Date published: 2006-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing... A girl I worked with told me to read this book and it was AMAZING. I laughed, I cried and after reading this book I bought a copy for everyone in my family that loves to read. It is inspiring and emotinal and really make you appreciate all the amazing things in life.
Date published: 2006-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING I thought this book was amazing!!! We read it in our Grade 12 english class and, I totally couldn't wait to go to class the next day to hear what would happen next. Then I just had to send my mom out to buy the book for me so I could read ahead!
Date published: 2006-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from COMPELLING I read this book in 2 days.....I never read...it moved me to tears in so many parts....brought back good and bad memories of my own mother's death. Thank you for such an excellent read.
Date published: 2006-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Touches every corner of your heart and soul I have heard of this title before and finally decided to pick up a copy, could not wait to find out more after the first chapter. Very profound and meaningful book, helps you reflect on your own life and sort out priorities. Demonstrates that even the most terrible thing in life can be dealt with a positiive outlook. I'm purchasing this book for all my friends and Chinese versions for my family to read! Well written book!
Date published: 2006-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bookworm I couldn't put it down. Not only an excellent story, but contained valuable life lessons. The main character comes to life as you read Mitch's descriptions. You feel like you yourself have met Morrie and heard his words. It makes you stop and think about the real important things in life. Morrie was selfless enough to share his experience, as his life ended, and we can learn from his wisdom.
Date published: 2006-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from learn more We have to learn more in the subject of the book. About life and enjoy the rest of our time. Plan your life in perfect schedule, share your love with other people which you love and concern. Try to help other who need your help. Hey, now stop now and thinking about what was your life , what is your life !!! One of the unforgettable book!!!
Date published: 2005-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enthralling Read Not only is this an enthralling read but it is extremely inspirational as well. There is so many lessons to learn from this one of a kind book. Thank you Mr. Albom. Other great reads in non fiction- Katlyn Stewart's NIGHTMARES ECHO and Jackson McCrae's THE CHILDREN'S CORNER
Date published: 2005-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tuesdays with Morrie Thank you Mitch for sharing Morrie. Not only do I feel like I know Morrie, but I also love him. This is a lesson book that begs to be read by young and old alike. My mom gave me the book as a gift , but now I see that the physical book wasn't gift, the lessons/stories are the real gift. If you fear death, read this and you will start to love life and all that it has to offer. Thanks mom, love you
Date published: 2005-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Inspiring book, that makes you want to re-evaluate your life priorities!
Date published: 2005-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tuesday with Morrie Tuesdays with Morrie is a book I will recommend to any one anywhere. It is a must read. In this book it explores what inevitably happens in life; Death. This leaves us with a question ‘what is important in life? How am I living my life’ A relationship between a man and his mentor where knowledge and wisdom over time is transferred to a much younger man who starts to see what living life is really all about. An outline for living if you will. For those of us who have lost loved one will know what it feels like. Have these discussions now with your loved ones; be open to hearing what is said. Never let an opportunity or moment go by with out having these discussions.
Date published: 2005-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely book I couldn't believe what a great read this book is. Not only is it easy to read, but it contains so much wisdom. It is a real great book that will have you thinking about life and its meaning afterward. I have recommended it to everyone I know and you should too!
Date published: 2005-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from tuesdays with morrie One of the most beautyful books I have ever read. Truly touching.
Date published: 2005-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Deffinatly worth the time My class at school is reading this in English, and every day i look forward to this book. This book is absolutely amazing, the way that it can be related to our lives and the ways it makes us think about what Morrie must have gone through. Also the insight into possible the human psyche is awesome. Deffinatly worth the purchase and the English classes.
Date published: 2004-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definately worth the time My class at school is reading this in English, and every day I look forward to this book. This book is absolutely amazing, the way that it can be related to our lives and the ways it makes us think about what Morrie must have gone through. Also the insight into possible the human psyche is awesome. Definately worth the purchase and the English classes.
Date published: 2004-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inside One's Head and, More Importantly, Heart I had shied away from this book for a long time. I am an English teacher so I discuss books with many people but I was concerned that this one was going to hit too close to home. My dad passed away a year ago and I thought I may not be able to handle the book. Was I ever wrong! It made me cry, in front of my students in fact as I read it while they silently read, but more importantly it made me think. My dad didn't want to talk about his feelings as he was dying but reading this book made me realize that he, like Morrie, was appreciating the world around him. This brought me a sense of peace while reminding me of what is truly important in life. This is a must-read! Yes, you may cry but you will also love the book and all that it brings to you.
Date published: 2004-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! I thought this book was great. It was very easy to read, I finished it in 2 sittings. The story of Morrie is very powerful and connects the reader automatically. I highly recommend it!
Date published: 2004-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Morrie's Grand Legacy I have come across many people who've heard of this book, and want to read it, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Please don't wait any longer. This book's inspiration is a much needed break amidst our hurried days and trivialities. This small, easy-to-read memoir will be treasured by you just as Morrie is treasured by those who've known him.
Date published: 2004-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Morrie's Grand Legacy I have come across many people who've heard of this book, and want to read it, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Please don't wait any longer. This book's inspiration is a much needed break amidst our hurried days and trivialities. This small, easy-to-read memoir will be treasured by you just as Morrie is treasured by those who've known him.
Date published: 2004-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tuesdays With Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man, And I read this book on the last day of my Father's life. I played classical music as I sat at the foot of his bed tending to his needs and waiting for him to die. It is ironic that I ended up with this book at this time. Originally it was purchased for my enjoyment on a flight to Aruba (which I cancelled to be with my Father). I really enjoyed the read. It was insightful and assisted me in immersing myself into the experience of dying (and of course living).
Date published: 2004-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from an all time favorite This is my favorite book. I am an avid reader but have never read anything that affected me as much as Tuesdays With Morrie. I recently went back and read it again after the passing of a very close loved one and it was that much more poignant. The topic is sad, but overall, the book is very uplifting.
Date published: 2004-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Book I just recently finished reading this book for my school novel discussion group. I can't emphasize how sad it made me feel. I myself know what it is like to lose a loved one, to watch there life slowly slip away. This book acts almost as a philosophy of life, as it expresses the deep meaning of life, but fails to deliver a structural story plot. Nevertheless, the book is phenomenal. It will touch your heart, and give you a whole different view on life, on how precious and wonderful life truly is.
Date published: 2004-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from original and utilitarian Aside from the popular application as a therapeutic novel on death and dying, this book is brimming with pure intelligence as the author explores the intricacies of social life and social death. With such heavy subject matter, such a novel has the potential to be overbearing and difficult to read. However, Albom has produced a novel worthy of readers young and old. Absolute must read!
Date published: 2003-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Makes you think I had to put this book down a couple of times, because of the emotion it brought to life. It is a true story and it's a wonderful tale of friendship during the worst of times, and just how much there is to be learned from our elders if we'd just listen. I never met Morrie, but he was one of the best life teachers I've had to date. I'd recommend this book to both young and old simply because of it's honesty.
Date published: 2003-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a favorite this is one of the best books i have ever read and one that is most true to life.
Date published: 2003-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A totally mind altering book. Morrie, through Mitch Albom, has helped me in dealing with my father's inevidable death. My father is in the Hospital right now, and he has terminal liver and colon cancer, and now we have learned that it is in his spine. I am about to make a career change, and always thought about the money I could potentially make in my new career, however the feelings, and emotions of my clients will now be my primary focus. Morrie if you can hear me, thank you, from the bottom of my heart. I hope you take care of my father when he too is an angel, which will be soon. Morrie, and Mitch you have changed so many things in my life, and I thank you.
Date published: 2003-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Two Thumbs up! Tuesdays with Morrie was an amazing book that I will never forget! It will teach you that you have to cherish the time with your family and your friends, and be thankful for everyday that you are alive!!
Date published: 2002-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The MOst Touching Story in the World When my Religion teacher told me to read it, I figured, yea, whatever, textbook. Not at all. This story is absolutely marvellous. You have to read it to understand how saddening, and uplifitin all at once that it can be. It's just so intense and Morrie's views are so inspirarional that by the end I was crying on the train home, when I finished it. I didn't care. It touches on the most important thing in the world: compassion.
Date published: 2002-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tuesdays Excellent. I could not put this book down. I have read it at least 5 times. I think it and its message hits home with all of the readers. I have lent it and purchased it for friends. Wonderful reading.
Date published: 2002-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life is Education As university tuitions increase year after year, we, students, wonder if our large investment in human capital-skills and knowledge-will pay off eventually in a future well paying occupation. Unfortunately, in our society, this cost/benefit analysis of education and income has clouded the very essence of academia, the search for the truth. After reading "Tuesdays with Morrie", I realized that there is only one absolute truth; everybody dies. So...LIVE!
Date published: 2001-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspirational! I read this book last summer when going through personal crises of my own. It enlightened, entertained and helped me put my problems in perspective. The relationship between the author and the subject is a rare and valued gift that the majority of us will never ever see, unless, like the author, we have the ability to recognize and nurture it. The mentorship provided was genuine and inspirational. The insights provided, truly humbling. The authors ability to describe the strength and character of Morrie, even through his darkest hours, was as vivid and clear as if you were sitting in the chair right next to his bed. This book helped me move on with my life, put my problems into perspective, and helped me to recognize and be thankful for what I do have - health, family and friends. Feeling bad about yourself - read this, it will inspire you, motivate you and change you.
Date published: 2001-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read!!! This book was very inspiring and uplifting. A book that I could not put down. I borrowed it from a friend and after I finished reading it, I went and bought the book. The development of Morrie 's disease felt like I was going through it with him and it was almost like he was someone I knew - I guess he reminded me of a recent expperience where I sat with my friend as her Dad fought a couragous battle with cancer and lost. I would highly recommend this book and it is the first book that we chose for our new Bookclub. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Date published: 2001-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartfelt Each of our lives are as they are intended to be. Mr. Albom was 'intended' to be with his dear old teacher/friend at that moment in their lives, and Morrie was so ready to be with him! They each had something to give to each other - they had to complete their friendship on earth - and give the specialness of their message to any one of us! Old friends are cherished and remain thus to the end of our time on earth, and beyond. This book was written in a heartfelt manner and does indeed touch our own hearts with the message that love is all there is, and all that matters. I gave my copy to my son. This book is on my list of books to buy and give to family and friends.
Date published: 2001-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read This is a great book, it really made me think about the way i'm living and the things that i list as important. I think it will make anyone stop and think. I also love the way it was written, it makes it really easy to read, you could finish it in a few hrs.
Date published: 2000-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ultimate goal in life This book made me pick myself up and start doing the right things. What I had forgotten or was too busy to do, i.e. get in touch with my friends and family, showing them love and affection. And most of all, opening my heart. People have so much fear, we walk around doing what we 'think' we should do and completely missed the real meaning of life. Thank you Morrie. Thank you Mitch. You don't know how much you have done for the world. I have bought many copies and give them out as gifts. I cannot think of a person I know, who don't need to read it.
Date published: 2000-12-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from any church, any sunday Go to any chuch, synagogue, mosque or temple. Listen and reflect on any one thought from the liturgy, readings, hymns or sermon for one minute. Then look at this thin volume and see it for what it is; sentimental, prosaic, kandy-coated drivel.
Date published: 2000-11-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lacking Although I would consider this an easy, quick read with a lot of substance, I found it lacking in depth. For some it may be enough to have a flicker of an idea introduced to bring upon reflection of "life". I for one however, would much rather the subjects be dwelled upon more fully. I could have gotten as much reading a single introductory sentence for each "topic", then sitting in solitary thinking about each of them for 15 minutes each.
Date published: 2000-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The book that changed my life This book Tuesdays with Morrie. I think is the best book ever written. It changed my life. The way that I look at the world and the way that I value my time. I am only young so it has done a great deal with for me. I now look at the world as a great place to be and I want to live my life to the fullest. It tought me the greatest lessons I have learned in my life so far. I wish that I could thank Morrie and Mitch Albom for writing this book and tell them what it had done for me. I would reccomend this book to anyone that likes to read. It is an easy read that you can really get into. Once you pick it up and start going you won't want to put it down. I have read it at least 5 times in the past year, and I never get tired of it. I always learn something new.
Date published: 2000-10-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Tuesdays with Morrie This book must be taken from the point of view of the author (a sports writer) and therefore not usually, about to be a masterpiece of literature. With this in mind I think that the friendship, the problems that Morrie overcomes while suffering, and the absolute "heart on the sleeve" approach of the"mentor" is commendable. We can all learn to love to such a degree as this mentor for his former student. Obviously Albom has endeared himself to his mentor and through his record of this love, we have learned to approach friends and loved ones in their illness with patience and love. This is not an indepth look at the disease or the brilliance of either one of these men. It clearly is written from the heart, and not from the intellect. In this way we can appreciate the man - Morrie.
Date published: 2000-10-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from disappointed Anyone who has ever read Plato's Republic knows how powerful and insightful true dialogue between a teacher and a student can be. I was so disappointed with "Tuesdays" because it was full of platitudes. It was more of a teacher reciting one-liners than a real dialogue that explored issues on a deeper, more meaningful level. Too shallow for me.
Date published: 2000-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No Age to Friendship After reading this myself, I read it to my Grade 7/8 students. They were spellbound and although I intended reading fifteen minutes a day, they persuaded me to read for forty-five minutes a day. At the end, I was astonished to see my entire class, boys and girls, in tears. Many purchased the book for themselves or for gifts. Two thoughts which struck us was (1) Love is everything and (2) There is no age to friendship. I have lent out three copies none of which were returned! Now I have my own which stays with me, and another which is "free to roam!"
Date published: 2000-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What Really Matters Tuesday's With Morrie is by far the most worthwhile choice for any reader. This is not just about grabbing hold of a missed opportunity to maintain or regain a relationship. Rather, it is an attempt to inspire us all to live a good life, while keeping in mind, what really matters most - love, honesty, generosity and faith. Tuesday's With Morrie is so real with meaning it becomes hard not to attach oneself to Morrie as one's own personal source of inspiration.
Date published: 2000-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful If you really wanted to understand what ALS is about? this book is the best one to describe the meaning. It is the same exactly like someone I know in my family has it. Good book!
Date published: 2000-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant insight to a Dying mans last Months Mitch Albom has outdone himself in his 1997 tale of the last few months of his relationship with his university professor. The story is brilliant but the two mens relationship is not the key to the story however the key is the lesson to live a full life, so that when death does finally and inevitably come, you will be prepared. The novel is very informative but at the same time captivating. If you have ever questioned death this book is a must read.
Date published: 2000-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tuesdays with Morrie I've read Mitch Albom's work before, and was surprised that he had written a "non-sports" book. What I found in the pages of this wonderful text is a reminder that success isn't measured by what a friend calls "the T4 olympics". Money is a lousy way to keep score, and shows little or nothing of the measure of a man. Morrie Schwartz was a man, and Mitch Albom lets us into a private world with a great deal of grace and dignity. Anyone who refuses to travel without their cell phone and laptop, or who doesn't understand that you don't need a wristwatch on Saturday because you're on your own time, needs to read this book. It gives you perspective. And it does it beautifully.
Date published: 2000-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tuesdays With Morrie This book is a must read. It is truly one of the most simple yet best books I have ever read. Tuesdays With Morrie made me laugh, made me cry, and made me come to grips with how precious life is. I occasionally work with ALS patients, and this book gave me a glimse into the life they lead and the struggle they face each and every day. A memorable and wonderful book that everyone should read.
Date published: 2000-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Touching This book was lent to me while I was travelling, which then I passed it on to a friend as well. I then bought it for my brother as a gift. I've expressed my views to all my friends on how much I think they should read it. Tuesdays With Morrie made me think how wonderful life 'can' be if you only try. I will definately read it again.
Date published: 2000-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A quick read reveals a lasting message As I began to read Albom's latest work, I was prepared for a melodramatic and shallow book. After all, the subject of a long lost student meeting up with a wise, old professor for a dose of wisdom in between dying breaths is not the type of content I usually wait in line for. While some passages were a strain in this regard, the book did become harder to put down as the pages were turned. How should one feel after reading Tuesdays with Morrie? Lucky, to not have know an individual in such dire circumstances or to witness such a gradual and trying exit from life? Or ironically, sad, because such a relationship described and experienced by Albom ends up being just the opposite - a deep, spiritual voyage with someone who is actually, very much alive? These are the questions the book leaves you with. In doing so, Tuesdays with Morrie leaves its own impression as a meaningful work.
Date published: 2000-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A MUST Read This is the best book I have ever read. It is so beautifully written. Simple, yet so profound. I have lent it to all my friends because I want them all to read it. The simple lessons taught in this book will change your outlook on life forever. If there was ever a book that should have been a manditory read in school, I believe this is the book.
Date published: 2000-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A truly beautiful story This is one of the most wonderful gifts I have ever recieved and has rekindled some of my spirit. This book will take you on an emotional ride that will most likely change the way you look at your way of living. I hope everyone has the opportunity to bless their lives with this amazing book.
Date published: 2000-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tuesdays with Morrie Tuesdays with Morrie is not only 'Food for Thought', it adds insight into our lives about things that don't cross our minds until now. How people, even the ones with the greatest spirits, must come and go. The author's depiction of the true life story is quick and to the point in just the right way and is the kind of story that you'll always remember. I also recommend, if you can, to watch the Oprah Presents....... tv movie of Tuesdays with Morrie starring Jack Lemmon and Hank Azaria.
Date published: 2000-03-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Nice Quick Read... This book is a nice quick read, with an uplifting tone despite the subject matter (death). It presents a relationship many of us either had or wished we had...that of a mentor. But over-all, the story itself doesn't tell me anything new. There is no profound "Life Philosophy" that I haven't heard, and it appears to be the latest of the long string of so-called Spritual Awakening books. I think that Alister McCloud's "No Great Mischief," while fictional, delivers much the same message in a much more memorable way. Nonetheless, Tuesday's With Morrie wasn't awful. It was an easy read, and it did hook me after a while, if only because I liked some of the ancedotes. I would recommend it with the cavet that it may seem overdone.
Date published: 2000-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tuesdays with Morrie This is an enjoyable read with every day insights on life in general. It has the ability to make one stop and take a close look at life and suggests that people and love are the essential ingrediants. I believe that Morrie gives us a close look at his humanity and it not only leaves us affected, it also makes us more accepting of our own human traits. Ever the teacher and counsellor he had the ability to show understanding and to make his student realize his heart felt love for life. He gave of himself readily in his times of pain and struggle with his ongoing illness, always letting others know his care for them did not cease. A truly remarkable book that I highly recommend to any and all age groups. I was touched by the familiarity to an old gentleman friend that I recently lost. Again, this book is not to be missed as it will bring insight to any that take the time to enjoy it.
Date published: 2000-02-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Tuesdays with Morrie This book was extremely dissapointing. The writing lacked polish, and was perhaps even tacky. The subject matter, while surefire tear jerker material, was unoriginal and did not even give us some new language or a new perspective on the matter, Its all been said so much more powerfully and creatively before. So why was it published?
Date published: 2000-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from tuesdays with Morrie This book has touched me in so many ways. I cried and laughed all the way through it. It makes you look at your life and the people around you and really get in touch with what's important in life. Morrie was a great man, and all who knew him were very lucky. Mitch Albom probably got an A+ from Morrie on this thesis.
Date published: 2000-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tuesday With Morrie Tueday with Morrie is a must read. The book will make you laugh and will make you cry. It may change your life. Mitch Albom, an award winning sports reporter's description of the passing of his dear friend is well paced, revealing and sensitive I have added it to my annual reading list. This book is a keeper. I recommend it to everyone.
Date published: 2000-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tuesdays With Morrie Everything about this book makes it wonderful. The depth, the roads to things to explore in your own life, lessons on how to be a good person, and an example of how to be with someone during their passing. The greatest gifts of this book are in the listening to, and wisdom of an elder who has lived a full life. It is simple, and really, that is what life is all about. Each chapter really turns a corner unto something unexpected, yet you know the inevitable ending. This book is full of love, acceptance and understanding. It is a book I have bought for many friends as a gift from my heart.
Date published: 2000-01-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Tuesdays with Morrie Disappointing - The book had great potential but was very poorly written. The book touched on a number of subjects but never really hit the mark in driving the points home.
Date published: 2000-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Even Me This book touches and teaches all, even me. I am you typical synical 18 year old. I never thought that any old person could tell me something i didn't know. This book showed me how wrong i was.
Date published: 1999-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reconsider your life By far, the best book I have ever read. Albom reaches your heart, makes you cry, and makes you reconsider your life and values. The characters are so real that you feel as though you know them. It is also a really quick read !
Date published: 1999-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the Best Mitch Albom has captured the spirit and joy of life in this moving story about his relationship with his mentor Morrie Schwartz who is dying of ALS. Morrie Schwartz's pearls of wisdom while facing his own mortality are inspiriational and bound to make even the hardened reader shed a tear. One of the best books I have ever read.
Date published: 1999-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tuesdays with Morrie I believe this is one of the most meaningful books I have ever read. With clarity and wisdom, it crystallizes what is truly important in life. The author is a successful sportswriter who hears that the most influential professor of his college years was dying of Lou Gherig’s disease. After a few visits, Morrie asks Albom to take a final course with him — every Tuesday. With the perspective that only a dying man who has lived fully and passionately can achieve, Morrie imparts his last lessons. It truly is a shame that this book is hidden away in the death/grieving section, because anyone who reads self-help books would truly find it inspiring.
Date published: 1999-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Why are we here? What do you say about death? What do you say when you know it is knocking? Coming to you slowly. It is different for everyone. But for Morrie Shwartz, it is one final lesson. An incredible story about a professor and his student, separated by time and careers and ultimately death. Mitch Albom reconnects with his professor after years away from him, reigniting a past ritual of meeting each Tuesday for a lesson. Only this time, it isn't a university course Morrie helps with, it is life. Like so many today, Mitch finds himself floating. Focused on his career, with little time for anything else. Pulling down big money as a sports writer and jet setting across the world to write articles about others. But what about him? Morrie imparts years of wisdom to Mitch in the last months of his death. Offering a glimpse into the degenerative disease ALS and the undoing of his life. He lets Mitch share in his demise. As the ultimate vision of what will come to all in time. With instruction on many of life's areas. Parts we often struggle with and question. Mitch sure did, and Morrie sure helped. The book is depressing. It is also uplifting. Illustrating what life really means. Even as it slips away. Good luck keeping the tears in as the story comes to the end ! Enjoy
Date published: 1999-04-28

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Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man, And Life's Greatest Lesson

by Mitch Albom

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 pages, 7.27 × 5 × 0.57 in

Published: October 8, 2002

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 076790592X

ISBN - 13: 9780767905923

Read from the Book

The Curriculum The last class of my old professor''s life took place once a week in his house, by a window in the study where he could watch a small hibiscus plant shed its pink leaves.  The class met on Tuesdays. It began after breakfast. The subject was The Meaning of Life. It was taught from experience.   No grades were given, but there were oral exams each week. You were expected to respond to questions, and you were expected to pose questions of your own. You were also required to perform physical tasks now and then, such as lifting the professor''s head to a comfortable spot on the pillow or placing his glasses on the bridge of his nose. Kissing him good-bye earned you extra credit.   No books were required, yet many topics were covered, including love, work, community, family, aging, forgiveness, and, finally, death. The last lecture was brief, only a few words.   A funeral was held in lieu of graduation.   Although no final exam was given, you were expected to produce one long paper on what was learned. That paper is presented here.   The last class of my old professor''s life had only one student. I was the student. It is the late spring of 1979, a hot, sticky Saturday afternoon. Hundreds of us sit together, side by side, in rows of wooden folding chairs on the main campus lawn. We wear blue nylon robes. We listen impatiently to long speeches. When the ceremony is over, we throw our caps in the air, and we a
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From the Publisher

A classic from the author of The First Phone Call from Heaven

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 &ldquo;class&rdquo;: 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.

From the Jacket

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 "class": 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.

"From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

MITCH ALBOM&#160;is the author of The New York Times bestseller, The First Phone Call From Heaven as well as six previous books. A nationally syndicated columnist for the Detroit Free Press and a nationally syndicated radio host for ABC and WJR-AM, Albom has, for more than a decade, been named top sports columnist in the nation by the Sports Editors of America, the highest honor in the field. A panelist on ESPN&rsquo;s Sports Reporters, Albom also regularly serves as a commentator for that network. He serves on numerous charitable boards and has founded two charities in metropolitan Detroit: The Dream Fund, which helps underprivileged youth study the arts, and A Time to Help, a monthly volunteer program. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Tuesdays with Morrie, the timeless classic, by the author of The First Phone Call from Heaven

&ldquo;Mitch Albom&rsquo;s book is a gift to mankind.&rdquo; &mdash;Philadelphia Inquirer

&ldquo;A wonderful book, a story of the heart told by a writer with soul.&rdquo; &mdash;Los Angeles Times

&ldquo;An extraordinary contribution to the literature of death.&rdquo; &mdash;Boston Globe

&ldquo;One of those books that kind of sneaked up and grabbed people''s hearts over time.&rdquo; &mdash;Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

&ldquo;An elegantly simple story about a writer getting a second chance to discover life through the death of a friend.&rdquo; &mdash;Tampa Tribune

&ldquo;As sweet and nourishing as fresh summer corn . . . the book begs to be read aloud.&rdquo; &mdash;USA Today

Bookclub Guide

1. Did your opinion about Mitch change as book went on? In what way?

2. Who do you think got more out of their Tuesday meetings, Mitch or Morrie? In what ways? How do you think each would answer this question?

3. Do you think Mitch would have come back to Morrie''s house the second time if he hadn''t been semi-idled by the newspaper strike?

4. Discuss Morrie''s criticisms of Mitch throughout the book. Do you think Morrie should have been tougher on him? Easier?

5. Do you think Mitch would have listened if Morrie hadn''t been dying? Does impending death automatically make one''s voice able to penetrate where it couldn''t before?

Let''s Talk About Death

6. Does this book make Morrie''s death a public event? If so, how is it similar to other public deaths we''ve experienced as a society? How is it different?

7. Morrie referred to himself as a bridge, a person who is in between life and death, which makes him useful to others as a tool to understand both. Talk about other literary, historical, political, or religious figures who have also served this purpose.

8. Most of us have read of people discussing the way they''d like to die, or, perhaps, have been a part of that conversation. One common thought is that it would be best to live a long, healthy life and then die suddenly in one''s sleep. After reading this book, what do you think about that? Given a choice, would Morrie have taken that route instead of the path he traveled?

9. On "Nightline," Morrie spoke to Ted Koppel of the pain he still felt about his mother''s death seventy years prior to the interview. Is your experience with loss similar or different? Does what you''ve read in this book help ease any of that pain?

10. Morrie was seventy-eight years old when diagnosed with ALS. How might he have reacted if he''d contracted the disease when he was Mitch''s age? Would Morrie have come to the same conclusions? The same peace and acceptance? Or is his experience also a function of his age?

Let''s Talk About Meaning

11. Try the "effect of silence" exercise that Mitch described in your class or in your group. What do you learn from it?

12. Talk about the role of meaningful coincidence, synchronicity, in the book and in Mitch and Morrie''s friendship.

13. Morrie told Mitch about the "tension of opposites" (p. 40). Talk about this as a metaphor for the book and for society.

14. Mitch made a list of topics about which he wanted Morrie''s insight and clarity. In what ways would your list be the same or different?

15. Discuss the book in terms of structure, voice, and tone, paying attention to Mitch''s use of flashbacks and other literary devices. How do his choices add to the meaning?

16. Are college students today missing out because they don''t have the meaningful experiences that students in the 1960s had? Do you think Morrie thought they were?

17. Morrie said, "If you''ve found meaning in your life, you don''t want to go back. You want to go forward" (p. 118). Is this true in your experience?

Let''s Talk About Religion, Culture, and Ritual

18. Morrie believed, "You have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn''t work, don''t buy it. Create your own" (pp. 35-36). How can people do this? How can this book help?

19. As his visits with Morrie continued, Mitch explored some other cultures and religions and how each views death. Discuss these and others that you''ve studied.

20. To the very end, Mitch arrived at Morrie''s house with food. Discuss the importance of this ritual.

Let''s Talk About Relationships

21. Was Morrie making a judgment on people who choose not to have kids with his statement: "If you want the experience of having complete responsibility for another human being, and to learn how to love and bond in the deepest way, then you should have children" (p. 93)? Whether or not he was, do you agree?

22. Mitch wrote, "Perhaps this is one reason I was drawn to Morrie. He let me be where my brother would not" (p. 97). Discuss Mitch''s relationship with Peter.

23. Discuss the practical side of Morrie''s advice: "Only an open heart will allow you to float equally between everyone" (p. 128). How could this advice be useful the next time you''re in a social or other situation where you feel out of place or uncomfortable?

24. Morrie said that in marriage, "Your values must be alike" (p. 149). In what ways do you agree or disagree?

25. Would Morrie''s lessons have carried less weight if Mitch and Peter hadn''t resumed contact by book''s end?