Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie

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THE STORY: TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie's appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig's Disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the ...

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Overview

THE STORY: TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie's appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig's Disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780822221883
  • Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/30/2008
  • Pages: 43
  • Sales rank: 672,136
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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  • Posted August 22, 2009

    Great book!

    I think this is one of the best books I have read so far. Mitch Albom captures the essence of what life and death is in a realistic, yet comforting way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2009

    script????

    When I got this, I thought it was a book. No offense, I love the book. But, could they have made it more obvious that it was a script. I was very upset that I paid 7 bucks for something I didn't want.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2008

    old wisdom, new perspective.

    I¿m definitely not the biggest fan of ¿reading for fun¿, but ¿Tuesdays with Morrie¿ was by far, one of the most interesting stories I¿ve ever read. This was the kind of story that you never want to stop reading, no matter how tired you are. No matter how many other things you have to do, or how busy you are, you just can¿t seem to put it down. It was the kind of book that made me pause, take a moment to think and appreciate life. It caught my attention almost immediately after I read the first page, and it captured my attention throughout the whole book. This is basically a story about an elderly man named Morrie Schwartz, a history professor at Brandeis University. Morrie is diagnosed with Lou Gehrig¿s disease, and he is slowly dying. A former student, Mitch Albom, who became a famous sports writer, hears about his teacher during an interview with Ted Koppel on Nightline. Mitch decides to pay Morrie a visit. After visiting with Morrie once, the visits became regular meetings. Every Tuesday Mitch would visit Morrie. They talked of many things, life in general, death and health. Though Morrie spent almost every minute practically gasping for air, he was still a very optimistic person, and had so much wisdom and knowledge to pass on. After reading ¿Tuesdays with Morrie,¿ I changed my perspective regarding life, and I now see things differently than I did prior to reading the book. The story helped me realize a lot more clearly what things are actually important in life to me. There is so much more to life than the every day conveniences, and the pressure of trying to be on top of the game, and ahead of every one else. Getting caught up in these things can sometimes make us forget what we have right in front of us, It¿s just most of us are to selfish and so caught up in what we¿re doing to see what we really have. Morrie¿s main point overall to Mitch, and the readers, was: to love your family, compromise, and remember that money isn¿t everything in life. It was weird how such an old man, with very little left to live for could make such and important, yet obvious point. After reading the book, it made me feel selfish in a way, because me, like everyone else from time to time, get too caught up in things that really don¿t matter much in the scheme of life. The problem I found with this book was that I wish it could have been much longer than it was. I finished it a lot faster than I expected, and, when I got to the end, I wanted to continue reading, and wished there were a few more chapters to read. It would have satisfied my curiosity to find out what would have happened next. I can now say that this book will always be one of my all time favorites.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2008

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    The book, Tuesdays with Morrie, by Mitch Albom, is a classic non-fiction straightforward read. The protagonist of the book, seventy eight year old, Morrie Schwartz, was diagnosed with Lou Gehrigs¿ disease 'ALS'. This is a brutal unforgiving illness of the neurogical system. No cure has been found to help this disease. The illness is terminal. Once Morrie learned he had ALS, he decided not to be ashamed of dying, but instead, make death his final project. Throughout the story, Morrie embraced death, and made the surpassed of the time left. Overall, I recommend this book to children and adults of all ages, because there is a lesson to be learned in this book that changes the way of life. Throughout the book, there were many quotes I could make connections to. For example, Morrie tells Mitch, his former student, what the disease had taught him most. This is to ¿¿ learn how to give out love and let it come in¿ '52'. This is realistic in many ways. For instance, when my grandmother was dying of leukemia, love and comfort was a necessity for her. Also, it was an obligation to her loved ones. This is because not only did the illness affect her, it affected the lives of others around her. Therefore, it was essential for each person to receive affection and consolation. In addition, during the book, the characters were extremely emotionally and physically described. Although long paragraphs, the author clearly describes each and every detail. For instance, as Mitch leans in towards Morrie¿s face he describes it as, ¿ ¿the small white whiskers looking so out of place, as if someone had shaken salt neatly across his checks and chin¿'184'. With the expressive and vivid words, I can clearly imagine the lower portion of Morrie¿s features. Also, Mitch describes Morrie as he cried ¿ He was crying again, a soft and quiet cry, and because his head was back, the tears rolled off the side of his face before they reached his lips. The words ¿soft¿ and ¿quiet¿ exemplify Morrie¿s progression of his illness ALS. This is because Morrie know is to weak to express his emotions more vibrantly. Overall, the book Tuesday¿s with Morrie, by Mitch Albom is an excellent clear-cut, effortless read. The book evidently portrays realistic quotes and ideas, and descriptive detail. After reading this book, I have a greater understanding of the lessons in life. With an end that is conventional and touching, the book also makes readers speculate what lessons they have already discovered in their own life.

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    Posted December 22, 2008

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