Tuesdays With Morrie

Tuesdays With Morrie

An Old Man, A Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson

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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.

Baker & Taylor
A sportswriter conveys the wisdom of his late mentor, professor Morrie Schwartz, recounting their weekly conversations as Schwartz lay dying

Blackwell North Amer
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.

Baker
& Taylor

A Detroit sportswriter conveys the wisdom and life lessons of his late mentor, professor Morrie Schwartz--whose appearances on ABC-TV's Nightline drew a flood of response--recounting their weekly conversations as Schwartz lay dying. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2007
Edition: 10th anniversary ed
ISBN: 9780385484510
9780767905923
Branch Call Number: 378. 12092 SCH
Characteristics: 199 p. : ill. ; 19 cm

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AaronAardvark1940
Sep 29, 2019

While the message is a good one, the delivery is too treacly for me. Four or five for the message, one for the saccharine prose.

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vogo
Jul 31, 2019

A beautiful book and I hope every one of us got to read this book. Opening mind and accepting all we have. What an incredible gift!

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joyszhu
Jul 30, 2019

A book I lend for several times. Easy to read and make you ponder your priorities and using your time.

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beckybunck
Jul 26, 2019

Not as good as I thought it would be.

Groszerita May 26, 2019

Tuesdays with Morrie is amazing. It was a book that I couldn't put down because Morrie just tells it like it is - what's important in life. Life isn't about what society says it should be. Life is about love and family.

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kmobuckeye
Feb 26, 2019

An important book with important lessons.

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tracysue
Feb 06, 2019

Really a good book. Easy to read, but thought provoking and just as good on the second reading.

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TemplarHermit
Dec 04, 2018

This book is a gem. In a nutshell, it is about how a relationship should be when it comes to mentoring a disciple about life, companionship, career, and goals.

Take it slow and read it by the fire or under a lampshade.

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SakuraRose
Nov 03, 2018

Really love this book. Good explanation about things that we are wondering in this life (family, love, marriage, happiness, aging). Hope to have someone like Morrie to guide your life.

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richibi
Sep 26, 2018

no stars - when Morrie said, "pretty soon someone was gonna have to wipe my ass", I put the book down, this, I thought, is the opposite of wisdom, this is the rejection of dignity, something without which I wouldn't want to live

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ArapahoeChristine Feb 24, 2018

Too harmonious, grand, and overwhelming a universe to believe that it's all an accident.

ArapahoeChristine Feb 17, 2018

Death ends a life, not a relationship.

ArapahoeChristine Jan 30, 2018

Money is not a substitute for tenderness, and power is not a substitute for tenderness. i can tell you, as I'm sitting here dying, when you most need it, neither money nor power will give you the feeling you're looking for, no matter how much of them you have.

ArapahoeChristine Jan 27, 2018

Love each other or perish.

ArapahoeChristine Jan 27, 2018

Learn how to die, and you learn how to live.

ArapahoeChristine Jan 27, 2018

I studied him in his chair, unable to stand, to walk, to pull on his own pants. Lucky? Did he really say lucky?

ArapahoeChristine Jan 27, 2018

I give myself a good cry if I need it. But then I concentrate on all the good things still in my life.

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harmoody
Aug 27, 2014

"ALS is like a lit candle: it melts your nerves and leaves your body a pile of wax."

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MoonRiver5301
Aug 13, 2014

"Love each other or die."

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MoonRiver5301
Aug 08, 2014

β€œThe truth is, when our mothers held us, rocked us, stroked our heads -none of us ever got enough of that. We all yearn in some way to return to those days when we were completely taken care of - unconditional love, unconditional attention. Most of us didn't get enough.”

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MoonRiver5301
Aug 08, 2014

Author Mitch Albom gives us an account of his time spent with his 78 year old college teacher, who is dying from Lou Gehrig's disease. This book is based on their 14 Tuesday meetings, and the coversations they have on each meeting- on love, regret, family, and more.

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