Tuesdays With Morrie

Tuesdays With Morrie

An Old Man, A Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson

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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.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c1997
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780767905923
Branch Call Number: 155.937 ALB
Characteristics: 192 p. ; 19 cm
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After many years a man reconnects with his favourite professor- Morrie Schwartz- who is now in his final days. Morrie reflects on his life, sharing heart-warming nuggets of wisdom. (Check out the movie starring Jack Lemon)

WVMLStaffPicks Oct 21, 2014

A teacher who is near the end of his life imparts his wisdom to his former student. Full of inspiration and warmth.

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Nov 18, 2017

Good book on the process of old age, sickness and death. Preferred The 5 Invitations and Who Dies, but that is just me....
Author has found his niche and is very adept at it...

Jun 22, 2017

The best book I have read to date. Very touching!

A must read for anyone really. Morrie really puts out the meaning of life in this book.

Jun 20, 2017

This book is full of wisdom. I highly suggest it to anyone who is feeling a little lost in the world, or is coming to a change of season in life.

Mar 28, 2017

Tuesdays with Morrie is inspirational from start to finish due to the encapsulating wisdom of Morrie Schwartz as well as the relatable inner-journey of the author, Mitch Albom. The genuineness of conversation between these two characters breathes an eagerness to learn and grow into the reader. For anyone seeking a read that will leave them with a fresh new perspective and positive outlook on life, I highly recommend taking the time to read this novel.

Feb 06, 2017

I'm glad I stopped putting off reading this book.

Dec 20, 2016

I felt as though this book was written for informing others. As readers, we get to learn about ALS and how it deteriorates people from the inside. They remain mentally intact, but are forced to suffer and watch their bodies lose control. But despite this, we also see that Morrie doesn't push through it, but wisely glides along like a graceful dancer. This book helped me see deeper into so many subjects. His talks on death, relationships, family, and money really impact anyone who would read this. You can really see Mitch change along the way, and this book really touched me emotionally when we heard it in class. 5/5 stars.
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Jun 25, 2016

Probably one of my favorite books of all time.

JCLAngelicaR Jun 23, 2016

For me, it was one of those books. What books? Those that help you find the meaning in life and value in aging. Books that steer you towards working at creating your own personal culture. Books that tell you how to take death and what to make of it when it becomes eminent. Wise, heartwarming and uplifting.

Jan 10, 2016

Jan 10 2016, I haven't read this book yet, but I caught the movie on YouTube, as it wasn't available in our library system. (or anywhere else that I could find). I just finished 'The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto' which was my introduction to Mitch Albom. Thank you emilysteeves, I have 'My Stroke of Insight' on hold, and I am looking forward to that one as well

Aug 03, 2015

In writing this book, Albom clearly wished to share what was for him a life-altering experience and it appears that he meant it as an uplifting story. To me, the plain facts of Morrie's slow, painful, humiliating decline, ending in death by suffocation overwhelmed the intended message about the meaning of life and the importance of love. Perhaps the best outcome is that the lessons Albom learned with Morrie enabled him to write even better books like "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" and "For One More Day".

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AL_CHRISTINE Feb 17, 2018

Death ends a life, not a relationship.

AL_CHRISTINE Jan 30, 2018

Money is not a substitute for tenderness, and power is not a substitute for tenderness. i can tell you, as I'm sitting here dying, when you most need it, neither money nor power will give you the feeling you're looking for, no matter how much of them you have.

AL_CHRISTINE Jan 27, 2018

Love each other or perish.

AL_CHRISTINE Jan 27, 2018

Learn how to die, and you learn how to live.

AL_CHRISTINE Jan 27, 2018

I studied him in his chair, unable to stand, to was, to pull on his own pants. Lucky? Did he really say lucky?

AL_CHRISTINE Jan 27, 2018

I give myself a good cry if I need it. But then I concentrate on all the good things still in my life.

Aug 27, 2014

"ALS is like a lit candle: it melts your nerves and leaves your body a pile of wax."

Aug 13, 2014

"Love each other or die."

Aug 08, 2014

“The truth is, when our mothers held us, rocked us, stroked our heads -none of us ever got enough of that. We all yearn in some way to return to those days when we were completely taken care of - unconditional love, unconditional attention. Most of us didn't get enough.”

Aug 08, 2014

“Everyone knows they re going to die,' he said again, 'but nobody believes it. If we did, we would do things differently.”

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Aug 08, 2014

Author Mitch Albom gives us an account of his time spent with his 78 year old college teacher, who is dying from Lou Gehrig's disease. This book is based on their 14 Tuesday meetings, and the coversations they have on each meeting- on love, regret, family, and more.


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