Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson / Edition 1

Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson / Edition 1

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by Mitch Albom

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ISBN-10: 0307275639

ISBN-13: 2900307275638

Pub. Date: 12/27/2005

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher. Someone older who understood you when you were young and searching, who helped you see the world as a more profound place, and gave you 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 your


Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher. Someone older who understood you when you were young and searching, who helped you see the world as a more profound place, and gave you 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 your 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?

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.

Tuesdays With Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift to the world.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Curriculum
Chapter 2: The Syllabus
Chapter 3: The Student
Chapter 4: The Audiovisual
Chapter 5: The Orientation
Chapter 6: The Classroom
Chapter 7: Taking Attendance
Chapter 8: The First Tuesday: We Talk About The World
Chapter 9: The Second Tuesday: We Talk About Feeling Sorry For Yourself
Chapter 10: The Third Tuesday: We Talk About Regrets
Chapter 11: The Audiovisual: Part Two
Chapter 12: The Professor
Chapter 13: The Fourth Tuesday: We Talk About Death
Chapter 14: The Fifth Tuesday: We Talk About Family
Chapter 15: The Sixth Tuesday: We Talk About Emotions
Chapter 16: The Professor, Part Two
Chapter 17: The Seventh Tuesday: We Talk About the Fear Of Aging
Chapter 18: The Eighth Tuesday: We Talk About The Money
Chapter 19: The Ninth Tuesday: We Talk About How Love Goes On
Chapter 20: The Tenth Tuesday: We Talk About Marriage
Chapter 21: The Eleventh Tuesday: We Talk About Our Culture
Chapter 22: The Audiovisual, Part Three
Chapter 23: The Twelfth Tuesday: We Talk About Forgiveness
Chapter 24: The Thirteenth Tuesday: We Talk About The Perfect Day
Chapter 25: The Fourteenth Tuesday: We Say Good-bye

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J_Hargrove More than 1 year ago
I hate reading with a passion. When I had to read a book for English class i really didn't like the idea of having to read a book. When my teacher explained the story of this book i was actually looking forward to reading it. When i read the first sentence i knew that it was going to be a good book. from the front cover to the back cover it took me back to my child hood and the people i have lost in my life. I was amazed that one person lived so On the edge and really didn't care about the details of life, Morrie lived life like he wanted to and didn't care of what other people thought. This is how everyone should live their life the way Morrie did. When i got to the last day or time they saw each together and Morrie couldn't talk and as Mitch said "Whispering" it reminded me of me and my grandpa talking to each other for the last time. I HAVE NEVER EVER CRIED OVER A BOOK!! This book made me cry I'm a 15 year old kid who doesn't have emotions. This book is a great read and I recommend it to anyone who doesn't like to read. This is a book that you do not want to put down. It changed my way of looking at life and i hope it changes yours :)
Lauren-A More than 1 year ago
Although death is a constant subject, the novel Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom is actually a book about life. It's a true story about what happens when an insightful and brilliant professor conrtacts the fatal disease ALS, and the way one of his students from years ago stayed with him until the end. This book is so personal because Mitch's voice shows you his deepest and most personal thoughts. Also, the main character and the author share a name. this gives off a feeling of actually being there. Morrie was Mitch's farvorite college professor. When Mitch learns about Morrie's illness, he begins meeting with him every Tuesday to talk. Mitch is so touched by Morrie's insights and thoughts on life that he feels as if no time at all has passed since he was Morrie's student in college. At the beginning of the story, Mitch cared more about about money and his job than his wife or being a good person. After meeting with Morrie, he doesnt care so much about answering his cell phone, he lets himself think about life, and, well, he writes bestselling novels. Morrie gives insights on life, love, forgiveness, wants and needs, anything Mitch needs to talk about. As the end for him becomes closer and closer, he becomes more and more accepting. As his disease takes over, slowly looses control of his body. First he can't walk, then can't lift his arms, or finally eat solid food, until he is just a useless lump. He doesnt see it this way, though. He doesn't want pity; he wants people to visit him, to call him, to tell him about their problems. Sometimes, it seems like Morrie has an answer for everything. He doesn't like the way our culture is in such a hurry. He thinks people should slow down and take the time to live life. i think this is the most important lesson that Mitch learned from Morrie, and the most important lesson everyone can learn from reading this book, and the most important lesson everyone can learn from reading this book. This book doesnt give off a sad, depressing feeling, though. It takes the heavy subject of death and keeps it in a pretty light tone. Life is too short to keep rushing through it. Take the time out of your busy life to read this book.
cherybery More than 1 year ago
I read this book when I was working hospice. What a beautiful and dignified story. Even if you are not a nurse this is a book that teaches the value we have on one another. It is also a easy weekend read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed this reading very much, and I am very happy that I enrolled in this reading class. By reading this book, I have learned a great deal, but most of all I have had a chance to look at my inner-self and also assimilate how a positive lifestyle gives a person a better understanding of all of life's situations. This book has given me a chance to better myself in the future and it has made me think about what is important in life and how to live life to its fullest
Peggy51 More than 1 year ago
I love this book...The story was really enlighting to me. Morrie had experience so many great relationships with his students in his lifetime and had so many wonderful stories to share. He lived life and yes he felt like he was missing something. He felt love for his life but yet I fell he felt empty at that he wished he could of accomplished more and the lesson he gave to his students were the kind they would never forget. I love Mitch Alboms book they are short stories yet they all have such great meanings and lesson to them.
sol_gomez More than 1 year ago
This book was required for us to read in class but i ended up loving it! great life lessons and it helps really open the eyes on what we could be missing on life. Morrie seems like a great person!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my first time reading Mitch Albom's and I really loved this book! It brought a smile to my face, tears to my eyes and touched me deeply. It was very inspirational and I highly recommend it!
Rachel-G More than 1 year ago
It never occured to me how strong a bond between a student and professor could be, until I read Mitch Albom's story. While reading Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom, I felt as if I was sitting in the comfort of Morrie's home, surrounded by friends. Although you are not truly included in the dialogue, Mitch and Morrie make you feel engaged, as if you are a part of their talks. Morrie was Mitch's old professor but it's long after the final bell rang and Morrie has never stopped teaching. He continued to teach life lessons, like the idea that we all need to "love each other or die." Even while battling ALS, Morrie continues to teach and he never loses his special touch. This is an interesting and worth-while memoir that demonstrates some of life's greatest lessons. By reading this we learn to love the people in our lives, and appreciate the small things. Tuesdays With Morrie has left a lasting impression on me, and I highly suggest you read it so it can do the same for you.
CFCushing More than 1 year ago
Great book. You become a silent 3rd person in the room. Very warm and touching. It motivated me to change some things in my life. Less than a month after reading it I decided to quit smoking!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must Read! This book is very interesting and a great read. This novel contains many heartfelt moments and is difficult to put down as a reader. Mitch is a young man who in some way needing advice which he seeks from his old professor. Every Tuesday Mitch goes and visits Morrie as they discuss topics in life. They both enjoy eachothers company and never miss an appointment, The novel is in the time of 1990's in Massachusetts, mostly in Morrie's home. I enjoyed reading this book and I advise others to read it aswell.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After having to read this novel in my English class, I enjoyed it for the most part. The problem I had with this novel was that I could not connect with it based off of personal expiriences. Throughout the book, I got to thinking about the novel and how it can happen to anyone at any given time regardless of how good of a person you are or not. I am not an emotional person, but there were parts of the novel that had me thinking about things and how although its not me, it is happening to people. There were many times as I was reading that I found myself into a deep thought and not wanting to put the book down. The first page wasn't appealing to me, but as i read on, and I started seeing the connection growing between these two men, it made me realize that everyday is a new day, and I have to live life to the fullest like Morrie did. A former student and his former professor connecting on things like this can really hit home to certain people. At some parts of the novel it did, but for the most part I was not effected.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Life Lesson in a Book: Characters- Mitch Albom: a student of morries who was his favorite professor. when he heard he was dying he goes back to visit him every tuesday. He learns so much from morrie, it is life changing for him. After all his visits with morrie he really sees everything differently. Morrie Schwartz- a professor who gets sick and has to quit is job he loved somuch. He suffers from ALS which leaves him not able to do anything for him self untill he passes away. He is a great person who teaches many life lessons he is so greatful for everything he has and tries to pass his love and wisdome onto mitch. Setting: Early to mid 1990's in West Newton Massachusetts in Morries house. Theme: the greatest things come from the most simple things main events: Mitch was a student of Morries who got sucked into his job and forgot about everything else. something he said he would never do. when he heard his favorite professor was passing away he eventually quit and started visiting Morrie every tuesday they would just talk for hours and hours. Mitch learned a lot of great things through out his life from morrie. he eventually became a news reporter a new job he loves and although he is very sad about morries death he grows a lot from it and it really helps him out in the end. Review: Tuesdays with Morrie is a great book. while reading it its almost like Morrie is talking to you, teaching you all of thease great life lessons. This book was not just written for entertainment it was written to teach you something. This book is written in such a great wayyou can really get attached to the characters and put your self in their shoes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started reading this for a high school project and I have to say it is the best book I have read in a while. It was very poignant and has a really good message. I couldn’t help but agree with Morrie’s philosophies. I can’t lie, I cried at the end, not to give too much away. I really liked the message it had. People need to enjoy the things in life that are most important. Don’t worry about things such as technology. I’m not sure if it because it is based on true events that it really gets me or something else but this book really made me emotional because of the people I know that have passed away and how much they taught me. I guess I kind of understand where this Mitch Albom was coming from when he wrote this.I would definitely recommend this book to people. It is a good book and I believe that everyone who reads it will enjoy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book is just amazing. my uncle died of ALS and my aunt handed me this book and said "find peace in morrie's words" and i did. And i cried. and have read this book five times. i recommend this book to everyone. i have given mine out to all my friends to read and they have gone out and bought their own copies. i love this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Our Last Days This story is about a guy that went to college and his favorite teacher. The guy's name is Mitch and his favorite teacher's name is Morrie. Mitch is actually the narrator of the story and he does a great job at descibing everyone too. After Mitch leaves school, and persues his dream as a writer, he comes across a show where he sees Morrie. He tells us in the story that Morrie is diagnosed with ALS and it is terminal. He doesn't have long to live, so Mitch decides to visit him and spends the last days with Morrie. They get along well through-out the story and it makes for an interesting read. Morrie drops some powerful jewels for most of the story and in my opinion it really is worth the read. Most of the setting is at Morrie's house and Brandeis University where Morrie was a Professor. There are other characters in the story. You have Ted Koppel who is the interviewer for Nightline. Peter (Mitch's brother), Janine (Mitch's Wife) and Charlotte (Morrie's Wife). They all have a significant role in the story and it makes for a very touching one. I think it was very thought-provoking and I enjoyed it a lot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tuesdays with Morrie is a very inpiring novel written by Mitch Albom. The book is about a long lost student of Morrie Schwartz, a college professor. After sixteen years, Mitch sees Morrie ona show called "Nightline". Morrie talks about his disease (ALS). Mitch travels every Tuesday for fourteen Tuesdays to meet with Morrie. They discuss life lessons; love, regret, family, marriage, etc. Overall a very emotional and uplifting book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For an indiviual as myself who is not a indepth reader, this book had drawn me closer than any other i have ever read in life! For a person's perspective like Morrie to be so similar towards mines still amazes me and futher encourgaes me to follow my heart and to continue to do what i know what is right. Just picture yourself being informed that you have suddenly been diagnosed with a terminal illness - what would you do? How would you cope with such devastating news? In this book, you will hear how a college professor, named Morrie Schwartz, who hasd been diagnosed with ALS. Shortly after, it concluded him from teaching at Brandeis, but not stopping him from contiuing his teaching sessions on life lessons and importance ot if. One of his past classmates, Mitch Albom, who had been so soaked up with the everyday life situations. He had caught his former professor having a televised interview about his shocking illness on NightLine, which later on reeled him back to reality of life and its true meanings thanks to having discussing sessions every Tuesday until his passing. Mitch had been going through a lot at the time stressing with his job decisions and his family and it seemed destine to get and keep in contact his old professor while Morrie was continuing to teach about his life lessons and willing to help others as much as he could. Morrie showed and opened up about how to not get caught up things not important to your meaning of life which opened the eyes of many around the world who heard this story. Not hiding or sugarcoating his illness, he proved that you can still do what you love and what brings life inside yourself. To him it was to love and help others all you can in which for Morrie it was to continue to teaching no matter what. This book really makes you second guess the things that are truly important in your current life and seemingly can brgihten up your future on what you TRULY desire to have and inquire before your time is up! - MG
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"once you learn how to die, you learn how to live"(Albom,Tuesdays WIth Morrie). Though the novel, "Tuesdays With Morrie" is focused around the impending death of beloved college professor Morrie SChwartz, it is really a stoy about life, and finding its true meaning. When college graduate and workaholic discovers that his favorite college professor Mitch Schwartz is withering away from ALS, he immediatly decides to visti him- a thing he has not done since graduation day.  The story follows the two men through the last through months of Morries life, and the things that they learn from one another. the figurative language used throughout the novel lifts the story to new heights, and makes every page a thrill. Tok can appeal to a wide range of ages and interests because in covers countless topics and at least one of them is bound to spark anyones interest. i would reccomend "Tuesdays WIth Morrie" to anyone who enjoys reading a classichis bo, well thought out novel, and is not afraid to shed a tear or two. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I believe the story, "Tuesdays with Morrie", by Mitch Albom, was a riveting novel about facing death, but also living life to the fullest. I have rated this book as a five star, because of how it made me rethink my life and choices I have made and still have to make. From this novel I learned that love is one of the greatest powers known to man. This is shown in the story when Mitch reconnects with Morrie after not seeing for 16 years, because he heard how his old professor had been diagnosed with ALS. I was pleasantly surprised at Mitch Albom's ability to make me feel a million different emotions throughout the entire book. He made me feel depressed, joyous, sorrowful, but most importantly he left me wanting the story to go on. While reading, I dreaded finally coming to the end and hearing about Morrie's death. I, myself, have never been much of a reader, but this story might have changed my opinion on reading altogether. I recommend this novel to anyone in need of a quick, but heartwarming read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tuesdays With Morrie was a rich and touching novel that had heartfelt moments around every bend. Have you really ever had someone that was a teacher? Not just math, or social studies, but a someone who teaches you about life? What Mitch Albom had was just that. Morrie Schwartz, Mitch's old college professor, was a man full of joy and energy. When he was diagnosed with the deadly disease of ALS, Mitch begins to start visiting him. Every chapter served as a meaningful lecture about life, whether it was about family, love, death, or regrets. He may have been a sociology professor but what he really taught us all, was how to live. “Once you learn how to die you learn how to live,” was just one of the many thoughts of Morrie, however all of them, were meaningful and touching. The book was spectacular for readers of all ages, and I strongly recommend it to anyone looking to learn how to live. By reading this, you may just learn life's greatest lesson. I hope you enjoy the book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading "Tuesdays with Morrie", I started to see life a bit differently. Little things like the wind on a crisp October morning and miniature miracles of the sunrise started to catch my attention. The lessons that Morrie taught Mitch are amazing pieces of advice that everyone should keep stored in the back of their mind. Although this book is so much about death, it teaches readers so much about the pure gift of life. After reading, I feel that I am personally acquainted with an old man by the name of Morrie Schwartz. The simple, yet elegant tone of this writing gave me a personal connection with the characters. Morrie is a friend to help you through anything and to freely lend out wise advice from experience. The writing shares much of this extremely useful advice. Morrie sees everything entirely differently than anyone in the world does. His brain has learned to see things differently, not feeling pity on his own self because of this disease. Mitch gives so much into his own emotions and thoughts that as reader, one can feel so close to him. As Mitch is educated by Morrie, his new found knowledge transfers to the reader, creating a spectacular feeling. It will most definitely make the reader feel empowered and better about how they see obstacles and gifts in life, good or bad. Reading this book just might change your life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books to read! I had to read this for english class and it has become one of my favorite books that will be forever. This book has so many important quotes that people now a days need to take in and really think about. I would suggest this book to anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cant believe this book....... its just so heart warming and phemonenal to me............ omg
Jaylenne650 More than 1 year ago
Tuesdays with Morrie is a very inspiring book, it definitely makes you look at things with a  different perspective. I absolutely loved this book, i would delightfully read it over and  over again. This book will make you realize how you're living life, to never  take things for granted,To love one another, and to live as if it were our last. The author, Mitch, wrote this book in a really simple yet  amazing way. This book is easy to read and understand. I highly recommend anyone to read this book. It changed my life, I'm sure it will  change yours as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read tuesdays with morrie in highschool and twice sense then. I love this book! Its a sad story, made even sadder because its true, of friendship that lasts forever. If you have never read this book then you really should, it will stickwith you for the rest of your life.