Book in Review: Tuesdays with Morrie

Title : Tuesdays with Morrie (an old man, a young man, and life’s greatest lesson)

Author: Mitch Albom

Number of Pages: 192

Chapters: 27 short chapters

This book started out with the author Mitch Albom discussing his graduation from college and his family meeting his greatest teacher of all time, Morrie Schwartz.

Mitch never knew his life would change in such a way of being money driven, successful in the sports industry, marrying a wife but never having enough time to spend quality time together since he traveled often, and never really having any close relationships.

After seeing his teacher on t.v doing a documentary on life with ALS (or amyotrophic laterals sclerosis a.k.a Lou Gehrig’s disease–which is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord) and how he is choosing to live the rest of his life to the fullest instead of falling into depression and sulking on all the many changes that he is going through.

Mitch knew he needed to spend as much time with Morrie that he could and really cherish every single time they were able to spend together.  Mitch flew down every Tuesday to see Morrie and have conversations about life with him, knowing he was probably one of the smartest, most interesting person he had ever met.

Tuesday’s with Morrie became a class for Mitch about lessons such as money, marriage, regret, forgiveness, and many more lessons.  Mitch spent fourteen amazing Tuesdays with his teacher over the course of the book and it was so well-written and many good lessons to take and apply to my own life.

I would definitely recommend this book.  It’s a very quick and easy read, but the words will definitely last with you.

Morrie and Mitch
One of their Tuesday talks
One of their Tuesday talks

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