Tuesdays with Morrie

Thank you, Random House, for the gifted copy of Tuesdays with Morrie {partner}

Genre: Non-Fiction
Format: ๐ŸŽง
Pub Date: 8.18.1997
Star Rating: โ˜†โ˜†โ˜†โ˜†โ˜†

Summary:

“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, and 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. 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 of ALS – or motor neurone disease – Mitch visited Morrie 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.”

Review:

“Death ends a life. Not a relationship.”

I’ll keep this review short and simple, as reading it yourself is the only way to appreciate this book. I’m still beating myself up that it took me until I was 34 to read Tuesdays with Morrie, but I’m glad I finally did.

I listened to this entire audiobook in one afternoon while winterizing my garden. I could’ve kept listening to Morrie’s stories because he was full of beautiful wisdom. One of my favorite things about the audiobook is that at the very end, the listener is granted snippets of interviews of Morrie speaking. Now, that’s the part that made me cry – I finally got to hear this remarkable man’s voice.

Part of what kept me from reading Tuesdays with Morrie until this year is that I was worried reading it would make me too sad. In reality, it was Morrie’s suffering from ALS that devastated me. Yet, despite it all, Morrie continued his positive outlook on life, took what he’d learned throughout his years, and continued teaching. He was truly a “Teacher to the Last.”

If you’ve been looking for a sign to take the time to read Tuesdays with Morrie, then here you go. I plan to go back and revisit this book again and again – especially as times are tough because Morrie’s infinite wisdom will be a tool of comfort for me.


BOOK INFO
Format: 210 pages, paperback
Published: August 1997
ISBN 9780767905923

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