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Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson (original 1997; edition 1997)

by Mitch Albom

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Title:Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
Authors:Mitch Albom
Info:Doubleday (1997), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 224 pages
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Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom (1997)

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I loved this book! Schools should make it a mandatory read. So insightful - this is a book that will stay with you.

Morrie was a great man and Mitch was a wonderful person to him. This book not only introduces you to Morrie, it gives you a better look into Mitch Albom the person to better understand Mitch Albom the author. After finally reading this book, I can see Morrie's influence in both [b:The Five People You Meet in Heaven|3431|The Five People You Meet in Heaven|Mitch Albom|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1388200541s/3431.jpg|2561472] and [b:The First Phone Call from Heaven|17888952|The First Phone Call from Heaven|Mitch Albom|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1380034020s/17888952.jpg|25035204]. ( )
  lynnski723 | Dec 31, 2016 |
I read it for book club. It was interesting, but I probably won't seek out other books by this author. ( )
  CarolJMO | Dec 12, 2016 |
3 ( )
  ronchan | Nov 14, 2016 |
If I could give this book 100 stars, I would. I actually feel ashamed that I have only just picked up this book to read. But then again, perhaps there was a reason for the timing.

I could've finished this in one sitting or 2 days at most, but I had been a bit occupied, and I was trying to drag out finishing this story because I was waiting for a book I ordered to arrive. I've finished this book, and my ordered book has yet to arrive. Anywho...

As I mentioned, I usually take my time reading a book. But this one demanded to be read. I enjoyed learning all the lessons in the first 11 'lessons', but on the 12th one, things started hitting home for me. I cried, I laughed. Then I laughed through my tears.

Just reading this book makes me (and others, I'm sure) feel like I know Morrie personally, which makes it all the more harder to finish it. I highly recommend this book to everyone. And I mean everyone. ( )
  KrystleLow | Oct 27, 2016 |
Another good Mitch Albom book. ( )
  JennysBookBag.com | Sep 28, 2016 |
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The deceptively simple story of a deathbed seminar
on life. It is as sweet and as nourishing as fresh summer corn.
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This true story reminds us of the affection and gratitude that many of us still feel for the significant mentors of our past.
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Mentor is dying
shares wisdom on life
we are richer now

Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 076790592X, Paperback)

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. It also plays out a fantasy many of us have entertained: what would it be like to look those people up again, tell them how much they meant to us, maybe even resume the mentorship? Plus, we meet Morrie Schwartz--a one of a kind professor, whom the author describes as looking like a cross between a biblical prophet and Christmas elf. And finally we are privy to intimate moments of Morrie's final days as he lies dying from a terminal illness. Even on his deathbed, this twinkling-eyed mensch manages to teach us all about living robustly and fully. Kudos to author and acclaimed sports columnist Mitch Albom for telling this universally touching story with such grace and humility. --Gail Hudson

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:23 -0400)

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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.… (more)

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