#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A special 25th anniversary edition of the beloved book that has changed millions of lives with the story of an unforgettable friendship, the timeless wisdom of older generations, and healing lessons on loss and grief—featuring a new afterword by the author
“A wonderful book, a story of the heart told by a writer with soul.”—Los Angeles Times
“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.”
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 his college professor Morrie Schwartz.
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. “The truth is, Mitch,” he said, “once you learn how to die, you learn 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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
This heartwarming and timeless memoir reminds us that life’s most important lessons don’t necessarily come from a classroom. Journalist Mitch Albom hadn’t seen his former sociology professor, Morrie Schwartz, in almost two decades. When he discovered that Morrie was dying of ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease), he paid him a farewell visit—which turned into a series of one-on-one conversations. Those became this timeless bestseller, which for more than 20 years has helped readers face their fear of death. Albom’s gentle, self-deprecating wit lightens his honest depiction of Morrie’s physical decline, creating a loving portrait of his mentor’s final months. Morrie’s attitude toward dying, which focuses almost entirely on the people left behind, reflects wisdom gathered from decades of careful observation. We were touched by his compassion, but especially by his delightful, infectious joy. Tuesdays with Morrie is a transcendent read. You genuinely may not be the same after you finish it.
As a student at Brandeis University in the late 1970s, Albom was especially drawn to his sociology professor, Morris Schwartz. On graduation he vowed to keep in touch with him, which he failed to do until 1994, when he saw a segment about Schwartz on the TV program Nightline, and learned that he had just been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease. By then a sports columnist for the Detroit Free Press and author of six books, including Fab Five, Albom was idled by the newspaper strike in the Motor City and so had the opportunity to visit Schwartz in Boston every week until the older man died. Their dialogue is the subject of this moving book in which Schwartz discourses on life, self-pity, regrets, aging, love and death, offering aphorisms about each--e.g., "After you have wept and grieved for your physical losses, cherish the functions and the life you have left." Far from being awash in sentiment, the dying man retains a firm grasp on reality. An emotionally rich book and a deeply affecting memorial to a wise mentor, who was 79 when hedied in 1995.
Tuesdays with Morrie.
Wonderful book, a life lesson. It touches you in a very personal way.
Great life lessons
I enjoyed this book immensely! It brings great life lessons that could be applied in many ways. In fact, our mission is ”Living is giving” and love is a tool that changes our attitudes. I recommend it!
Loved this book
I recently lost my father and a co-worker of mine suggested I read this book. It was so heart warming. Morrie was a kind and gentle soul. The way he loved to tell stories and loved the company of others reminded me so much of my dad. It really puts into perspective what really matter in our lives, loved ones.