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Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson

41 Ratings: 3.2
A book by Mitch Albom.

This true story about the love between a spiritual mentor and his pupil has soared to the bestseller list for many reasons. For starters: it reminds us of the affection and gratitude that many of us still feel for the significant mentors of our past. … see full wiki

Author: Mitch Albom
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Mind & Body, Religion & Spirituality
Publisher: Broadway
Date Published: October 8, 2002
16 reviews about Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young...
review by . October 24, 2010
For the sole purpose of making this review worth something as a stand-alone essay, I'll assume that you, the reader, like me, are one of the few people who didn't know what TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE was all about.      Twenty years before the actual events of the book, Mitch Albom had the privilege of struggling through a university sociology course under the tutelage of a special and very talented teacher, Morrie Schwartz. Despite progressing well beyond a mere student/professor …
review by . July 25, 2010
We all need a Morrie, an inspirational teacher, a mentor, someone who knows how to be a child again. Maybe it's your grandparent, a teacher, someone who is old and wise either way.  When I began to read this book I was reminded of a Morrie in my life. A gentleman who shared the importance of making a difference in peoples lives and being remembered for this, not what you have built up materialistically.      A sports writer named Mitch Albom takes on a personal …
review by . June 15, 2010
Tuesdays with Morrie is an inspirational, motivational, thought provoking novel. It is a short and easy read, but carries so much depth. I would say that it is one of my all time favorite books. Mitch Albom's approach is unique but extremely suitable for the situation he presents. He combines his memories of classes in college that were taught by Morrie with his experiences with Morrie in Morrie's last weeks. I thought that beginning each chapter with a lesson from Morrie's class added …
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
really enjoyable
Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
what great philosophy
Quick Tip by . June 18, 2010
Before you read this book, ask yourself "What would you do if today you knew you were going to die soon?" Then, read this book and see if you've changed your mind!
Quick Tip by . June 14, 2010
Sad; pleasant.
review by . April 24, 2009
I was encouraged by several of my friends to read this book.  Though I found it a good quick read, it did not live up to its hype.  It is basically a "self-help" book that has the theme that even when we know we are going to die, we never stop learning new things about the world and ourselves.   The book chronicles a dying schoolteacher (Morrie), who has Lou Gehrig's disease.  Morrie wants to spend his last days meeting with friends and having philosophical discussions.  …
review by . December 18, 2008
Phenomenal. Breakdown of the story: Morrie is Mitch's college professor. When Morrie's uncle died, he had not come to terms w/ the fact that his uncle may die and just assumed he still had "time to live." When Morrie is diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease,  Mitch comes to term this and begins to visit Morrie every Tuesday for sessions to discuss life and anything about life.    Through their visits, Mitch learns a lot about perspective and aspects of life you don't really …
review by . June 05, 2006
'tuesdays with Morrie' is a short, simple book that proves a work doesn't need to be long or bloated to touch the soul or sell. Renowned sportswriter Mitch Albom reconnects with his professor from college after hearing the sad news that his beloved teacher is dying from ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). What originally was supposed to be a visit inexplicably turned into the non-fiction book that never was meant to be, as Morrie decided that with his final time on this earth he had one more class to teach.  &nbs …
review by . June 05, 2006
'tuesdays with Morrie' is a short, simple book that proves a work doesn't need to be long or bloated to touch the soul or sell. Renowned sportswriter Mitch Albom reconnects with his professor from college after hearing the sad news that his beloved teacher is dying from ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). What originally was supposed to be a visit inexplicably turned into the non-fiction book that never was meant to be, as Morrie decided that with his final time on this earth he had one more class to teach.  &nbs …
review by . April 02, 2005
All of the lessons presented here for living a meaningful life have been done before in countless other works. Tuesdays is a loving recounting of the deep relationship formed by Mitch and Morrie as Morrie lay dying. It's a simple story, touching and I think honest. But there's not much new here, and sometimes Morrie seems so wonderful that he ought to be canonized!  Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven covers the same ground but in a much more original and imaginative way.
review by . January 08, 2005
I enjoyed this one. I usually do not care much for "death and dying" books and thier ilk, but this one was a bit different. Through the conversations with one of his old college professors, during the last days of the teacher's life, the author is able to share the wisdom of a man who lived life as it shoud be lived. While sad, it was sad is a sweet way. There were few great revelations in this work, few bits of wisdom Morrie shared which were "new," only confirmation of what most of us know in …
review by . June 29, 2004
I was encouraged by several of my friends to read this book. Though I found it a good quick read, it did not live up to its hype. It is basically a "self-help" book that has the theme that even when we know we are going to die, we never stop learning new things about the world and ourselves.The book chronicles a dying schoolteacher (Morrie), who has Lou Gehrig's disease. Morrie wants to spend his last days meeting with friends and having philosophical discussions. A former student (the author) learns …
review by . May 26, 2003
Life is beautiful. However, we often get so caught up in mere existing that we forget that how beautiful and precious life really is. We are like the way Mitch Albom used to be, going about our day to day routines failing to think about the truly important things. Then something happens, tragedy strikes in some shape and form and we are forced to get back to living.That's what happened to Mitch Albom when his college professor and advisor, Morrie Schwartz, became stricken with Lou Gehrig's disease. …
review by . April 05, 2001
TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE has been a little blinking light on the Best Seller List for so many months that I finally decided to surrender and see what all the enduring fuss was about. Besides, I needed a quick read for an airplane flight. Couldn't be that bad..........But surprise!......in the nicest way. This little recorded conversation between a sage, dying old teacher and a prominent sports writer distills almost everything I wish I had experienced with my father before he died. We all have people …
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