Tuesdays with Morrie
An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
By Mitch Albom
(Anchor, Mass Market Paperback, 9780307275639, 208pp.)
Publication Date: December 27, 2005
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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.
Mitch Albom is the author of six previous books. A nationally syndicated columnist for the Detroit Free Press and a nationally syndicated radio host for ABC and WJR-AM, Albom has, for more than a decade, been named top sports columnist in the nation by the Sports Editors of America, the highest honor in the field. A panelist on ESPN’s Sports Reporters, Albom also regularly serves as a commentator for that network. He serves on numerous charitable boards and has founded two charities in metropolitan Detroit: The Dream Fund, which helps underprivileged youth study the arts, and A Time to Help, a monthly volunteer program. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan.
“Mitch Albom’s book is a gift to mankind.” --The Philadelphia Inquirer
“A wonderful book, a story of the heart told by a writer with soul.” --Los Angeles Times
“An elegantly simple story about a writer getting a second chance to discover life through the death of a friend.” --Tampa Tribune
“An extraordinary contribution to the literature of death.” --The Boston Globe
“This is a true story that shines and leaves you forever warmed by its afterglow.” --Amy Tan
“Every page of this beautiful, moving little book shines with the warmth of unembarrassed love.” --Rabbi Harold Kushner
“One of those books that kind of sneaked up and grabbed people’s hearts over time.” --Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“The book is an incredible treasure.” --Bernie Siegel, M.D.