Tuesdays With Morrie

Tuesdays With Morrie

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

Book - 2007 | 10th anniversary ed
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A Detroit sportswriter conveys the wisdom and life lessons of his late mentor, professor Morrie Schwartz--whose appearances on ABC-TV's Nightline drew a flood of response--recounting their weekly conversations as Schwartz lay dying.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2007, c1997
Edition: 10th anniversary ed
ISBN: 9780385484510
0385484518
Branch Call Number: 92 SCHW
Characteristics: 199 pages ; 19 cm

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ChrisyT
Apr 22, 2020

Profoundly beautiful and thought provoking. This is my all-time favourite book from Mitch Albom and I love them all. We should all be following the advice of Morrie.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Apr 16, 2020

We can carry ourselves down the sidewalk, wash our hands and faces, and sleep without wondering if the night would be our last, speak without choking because our lungs are in the middle of a slow, painful collapse. Amidst the fluctuating paces of life, it’s easy to forget these small blessings. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom is a short yet powerful book, a soft and truthful perspective on death.
Morrie Schwartz is a respected sociology professor in his seventies at Brandeis University in the city of Waltham, Massachusetts. However, at this ripe age, he receives the dreaded death sentence of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Mitch Albom, the narrator, is a quintessential American man, living as a busy journalist in Detroit, Michigan. He values efficiency, time, and money over tender emotions and deep relationships. He cares too much about what others think, to let emotions show through clearly. In a way, life has killed him.
Through his aged professor, death makes him live again. The two gather every Tuesday to work on Mitch’s final thesis together: on life. As Morrie slowly departs from earthly life, the readers will be able to feel the waves of warmth he sends out into the world.
5 stars out of 5
@StarRead of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom is a memoir of the author’s relationship with his former sociology professor, Morrie Schwartz.
When Mitch was in university, he had a favourite sociology professor: Morrie. Morrie was more of a mentor and friend than a professor to his students, and would crack jokes, dance in the middle of a lecture, and offer his best advice. The last time Mitch spoke with Morrie was on his graduation day. Many years later, while Mitch is working as a sport columnist, he finds out that Morrie is suffering from a fatal illness and decides to rekindle the relationship that they had during his university years. Morrie was now going to teach Mitch his last class: life. For the next few months on every Tuesday, Morrie gives Mitch a lesson about life that he’s learned in all his years.
Tuesdays with Morrie is a beautiful memoir that teaches everyone how to live life to their fullest and with enjoyment. Morrie advises how to perceive the biggest milestones of one’s life and become satisfied with it as a whole. I rate this book ⅗ stars and recommend it to readers ages 10+.
@ilovefood of The Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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AAntosz
Feb 20, 2020

After years of my wife recommending I read Tuesdays With Morrie, I finally got around to it.
The wisdom shared by Morrie Schwartz to Mitch Albom is life changing.
I suspect whoever reads this book will change their focus in life and they as well as their community will benefit.

VaughanPLChristine Feb 10, 2020

Tuesdays With Morrie: an easy read, but nonetheless thought-provoking and profound. Not to be read too quickly. Take the time to enjoy the messages it offers. A story about friendship and special connections. The book gave me a little reminder that everyone needs guidance at some point in their lives - sometimes from the people who we least expect to connect with again.

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Nuucha
Jan 14, 2020

Yes, the message is clear: "Love is above all", but man is the writing cheesy!

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AaronAardvark1940
Sep 29, 2019

While the message is a good one, the delivery is too treacly for me. Four or five for the message, one for the saccharine prose.

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vogo
Jul 31, 2019

A beautiful book and I hope every one of us got to read this book. Opening mind and accepting all we have. What an incredible gift!

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joyszhu
Jul 30, 2019

A book I lend for several times. Easy to read and make you ponder your priorities and using your time.

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beckybunck
Jul 26, 2019

Not as good as I thought it would be.

Groszerita May 26, 2019

Tuesdays with Morrie is amazing. It was a book that I couldn't put down because Morrie just tells it like it is - what's important in life. Life isn't about what society says it should be. Life is about love and family.

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ArapahoeChristine Feb 24, 2018

Too harmonious, grand, and overwhelming a universe to believe that it's all an accident.

ArapahoeChristine Feb 17, 2018

Death ends a life, not a relationship.

ArapahoeChristine 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.

ArapahoeChristine Jan 27, 2018

Love each other or perish.

ArapahoeChristine Jan 27, 2018

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

ArapahoeChristine Jan 27, 2018

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

ArapahoeChristine 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.

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harmoody
Aug 27, 2014

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

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MoonRiver5301
Aug 13, 2014

"Love each other or die."

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MoonRiver5301
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.”

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MoonRiver5301
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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