Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher. Someone older who understood you when you were young and searching, who helped you see the world as a more profound place, and gave you 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 your 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?
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.
Tuesdays With Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift to the world.
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I was assigned to read this book in college when it first hit the shelves. At that time, the book wasn't as hyped up as it is today. What I found was a warm tale of a sports writer who seeks out an old professor who is battling ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease). I was touched at what Morrie (the professor) was going though and Mitch's yearning for understanding, but something rubbed me the wrong way about Mitch. He seemed a little arrogant and it put me off.
Since I've read the book, it has become a get success. I'm sure everyone has at least heard of the book. I recognize that it is a touching story, written fairly well, but I guess I'm just not jumping for joy over it. I don;t know, maybe years have made me wiser and I should give it another shot...
You've heard of this book, and you've probably not read it. It's definitely worth a read. A touching story about a sportswriter who reconnects with a beloved college professor. He learns, or maybe relearns, lessons about what matters in life from Morrie, who is dying of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis(ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. This is an awful degenerative condition in which the victim gradually loses all muscle control but the brain is left basically unaffected. So you experience the loss of all of your capabilities except thinking and memory. Morrie knows what's coming and at one point confides that he's no so much afraid of death as he is fearful in knowing that at some point, as he puts it, "someone is going to have to wipe my ass." For an unforgettable essay/short story about what it's like to have ALS, seek out professor James Buchanan's Patient Encounters: the Experience of Disease.
This is a heartfelt story about a man you know is going to die (Morrie) and how the young man learns a life long amount of stuff by his meetings every tuesday. Written from the point of view of the young man, its heart string pulling is on the strong side. You MAY CRY! Its an emotional ride between two men who love each other. It almost seems like this sort of relationship couldn't happen in our current world because of all the homosexual forces, but these guys somehow threw that out and just were. It speaks to the power of love, the power of learning and the power of friendship. Its simplistic writing style makes it great for anyone to read, but you can get different things out of it depending on which point of view you relate to more...the young or old man. Either way its an endearing story that you'll always remember.
Allow me to begin by stating I was extremely impressed after reading this book, I was able to personally grow from Tuesdays with Morrie. What I received out of this book is the knowledge in love, respect and honesty, also realizing that not all will agree or believe in what your beliefs are. Morrie is the man in the book whom is dying of ALS which is a disease that eventually no longer allows you to have control of your own body functions, Morrie is meeting up with a student every Tuesday and from his point of view teaching but also learning so much from his student. Morrie knowing he is eventually going to die trasmits so much knowledge to his student, regarding respect, trust admiration and overall living life to the fullest expection of self. Generally I have trouble reading an entire book but for some reason Tuesdays with Morrie kept me so intrigued that I continued reading until believe it or not I completed it. I would truly advise anyone to give it a shot, believe me no matter what I can pretty much say you will definitely get something out of this reading.
Such a great book! I found this book in the bathroom of all places while I was visiting my father during Christmas break a few years ago. I read it over a few days, it was a quick and easy read. You will be touched by this book. I don't know how he does it in all of his books (cause ive read them all now) but he can touch the subject of death like no other. I feel safe and comfortable when I read these books and I think the author has a skill like that is really amazing. Tuesdays with Morrie is also a good book because everything real. I would suggest this book to anyone. I have already loaned it to my 15 year old cousin.
Tuesdays with Morrie is the type of book that will make you laugh, cry, and then decide to change your life. Funny thing is, that is the order in which it will all occur. Morrie is the perfect father figure that connects – especially with men – us to our inner and most pure instincts to live life to the full and be an enjoyment for those around us, even during difficult times. I had heard of it for some time, of course, and I usually just dismiss such books as sappy sentimentality. Maybe I do that because I know it will get me in the end! Well, I did read it, and it was a page-turner I couldn’t put down. Having learned previously to cry, I did, though my male instincts still made me reach up and dab my eye lest my wife or kids see me. The resolutions at the end could be numerous, but for me, it was to stop cry-prevention. Our lives are too precious to hold back when touched by good or evil, and this is certainly a book that will touch for good.
This book is a classic for a reason. It is an honest and truly touching account of a loving relationship between a student and his former professor, Morrie. Morrie is dying, but he doesn't let it stop him from continuing to reach out to those around him. He shares his insights and struggles with Mitch as they begin meeting every Tuesday (hence the title).
So what is "life's greatest lesson?" You'll have to read the book! I believe the greatest lesson according to Morrie is learning to live your life with love and humility, recognizing how precious the time we have is. I came away from this book feeling I had a deeper understanding of both life and death.
I loved this book. It really was a great read and it left me feeling good. I bought a copy for my mom and sister and they both loved it as well. It made me think about people in my life that had made a difference. I recommend this!
This book was recommended to me by my mom all throughout high school, but being the busy teenager I was I didn't actually read it until my last year of college. Since then, I have read this about 7 or 8 times and each time I come away with a deeper understanding of my own life. This is an eloquently written book about a grown man and his old professor and the lessons that can be learned even outside of the structured and formal education building. This is a story that everybody can relate to in one way or another, and allows the reader to put their priorities into perspective. I find that I always reach for this book at times when I feel lost or when my own future is unknown. I believe this book would be beneficial to everybody, but especially those who are looking for a deeper and more significant meaning to their lives.
I had such a similar story, like I believe many people had. I had a teacher that meant the world to me and really helped me find what I wanted to do with my life. I simple loved listening to him to teach and would write down every word. He really love what he was teaching and you could tell. Sadly, I never got the experience that was in the book because before I had the chance to tell him all these things, he passed away. I didn't read this book until after that and it really help me connect to the feelings I was having and in some aspect provided a little closure that I needed at that time.
Let me start off in saying that I am not a big reader, but I loved Tuesdays with Morrie. This is an amazing book, and honestly no other book has made me have the same feelings as this book.
My entire class was read this book by our teacher in 8th grade. I don't exactly know why she was reading sections of it a day to us, but I am glad she did.
The book is about an experience in Mitch Albom's life where he decided to meet up with his old college professor every Tuesday. I enjoyed the book very much, and am pleased with the length of the book. It is fairly long, and you won't be able to put it down until you finish it. The story is amazing, and based on a true story. After finishing reading the novel, I was very eager to look more into the story of Morrie Schwartz. I was able to find plenty of information about the novel, and even a movie based on the book.
Overall the book is just plain great. It honestly teaches you many things, such as treasure the ones you love and learn as much as you can from them. I fell in love with Morrie Schwartz, a person I did not know existed until I read the book. I can't explain how great I think this book is and how it has touched me. I have never seen some people cry before up until reading Tuesdays with Morrie. Do yourself a favor and read this amazing true story!
Hi friends, death is the only most certain thing which is going to happen in every living organism's life including human being.Every moment your life left will be very precious when you know your death is very near.Most of us may not be able to receive this shocking news as reality of life and may succumb to it and live the remaining days of our life in a virtual hell.Contrary to this here is a real story "Tuesdays with Morrie" written by Mitch Albom about his professor, Morrie Schwartz who lived his life with a purpose. This is a heart touching novel or rather a real story in which both professor and his ex student meeting every Tuesday.Every meeting is a great experience to the writer as well to us.It is a great writing By Albon and make the readers to shed some tears for Morrie. I felt the writing skill of the author is more responsible for those drops of tears than the story itself.
This book is a reality of life in which love is a guiding spirit between two main characters irrespective of their gender. I think this type of novels are rarely written and those who could read it are blessed ones. Are you one of them?
What a fantastic book. I would definitely recommend this book. It is a fast read. I read it in one night. It was a very touching story about how the author visited an old friend on Tuesdays. He would tell him stories about his life. It is a very inspirational book. I think it is a great book to give to a child or grandchild.