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.
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I was looking forward to reading this book for years but was very disappointed
While I have nothing but empathy and sympathy for any person suffering from this debilitating and cruel disease I felt the narrator’s voice was removed, unaffected and overly sarcastic. While I respect Morrie’s views and mantras on life I felt like it was his way or no way in the way the author portrayed them. Like if you didn’t subscribe to Morrie’s point of view then you were somehow a lesser person or dumb or having your priorities wrong. I liked a few of the things Morrie said but what he’s found to be true isn’t what everyone is going to find true. I felt judged listening to this book and really was surprised at my instant disliking of the author and narrator. He came across to me as self righteous, self important, and intrusive. It felt like a sports writer writing a book in that the feeling was so boxed and there was an impersonal tone and mechanical resonance whereas I was feeling in my heart sorrow for what Morrie and his family was going through. It was a very big letdown for me.