Everyone has that one person in life that gives you sound advice and shares with you their wisdom. Someone who inspires you, who makes you think about your life and also helps you answer some of life's most challenging questions.
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man and Life's Greatest Lesson is a true story depicting the wonderful relationship between Mitch Albom and his mentor Morrie Schwartz. In this book Mitch Albom skilfully conveys all the quotes and anecdotes that Morrie shares with him. This heart-warming story chronicles Mitch's last few meetings with his mentor before Morrie succumbs to ALS diseases. These last few meetings with Morrie changed Mitch's life in a way that he would never take life for granted. Morrie's quotes and his simple analogies regarding life will linger in every readers mind as it did for Mitch.
Mitch Albom's lucid writing and simple language makes this book very easy to read. A conversational style of writing is prevalent in most parts of the book. This gives readers a chance to put themselves in the character's shoes. Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man and Life's Greatest Lesson is a gripping story that will touch the chords in your heart and make you get in touch with your inner self. It will make you sit back and think about your life and awaken feeling about life which are lost in this fast paced world.
This book makes you realize that it is never too late to change and get in touch with life. The life lessons that Morrie shares with Mitch are such that everyone can relate to. Do yourself a favour and read this book. You are sure to find some answers that you have been searching for about the meaning of life.
Tuesdays with Morrie was first published in 1997. IN 1999 the book was adapted into an Emmy winning TV show starring Hank Azaria and Jack Lemmon. In 1997 this book graced the New York Times bestsellers list. It was also ranked as the bestselling memoir.
Mitch and Morrie's relationship began way back in college when Mitch was a student at Brandeis University and Morrie was his sociology professor. They instantly struck a connection and Morrie became Mitch's mentor. Morrie would meet with Mitch and share his wisdom and teach Mitch valuable life lessons. Morrie helped Mitch get over the tough questions and choices he had during the college days. Throughout his college years, Mitch and Morrie's relationship blossomed into an almost father and son relationship. After his graduation, Mitch bid him an emotional goodbye promising to keep in touch.
Life caught up with Mitch and he wasn't able to keep his promise of meeting Morrie. After making a few career mistakes Mitch finally became a sport journalist, which kept him busier than ever. Mitch was married and had a lot of responsibilities which did not give him time to even think about going to visit Morrie.
Even though Mitch occasionally remembered Morrie's life lessons and precious words of wisdom, due to the lapse in time those memories with Morrie were fading away for Mitch. One day while watching television, Mitch Stumbles upon Nightline and immediately recognizes Morrie's voice. Morrie was being interviewed. Morrie asked the host a series of life questions which left everyone pondering about the important things in life that we never make time for. Seeing Morrie on television brought back memories for Mitch and he felt a sudden urge to keep his promise to visit Morrie. Mitch was able to contact Morrie after the TV appearance and he went to visit Morrie after almost sixteen years.
Morrie was surprised and delighted to see Mitch and the two connected from where they had left off in college. Morrie was still the same kind and gentle soul who made Mitch realize the importance of the little things in life. Even though Morrie was in his last stage of ALS and could not perform normal tasks, he still had his optimism and wonderful heart. Morrie and Mitch started to meet every Tuesday and Mitch felt like he had his guiding light back in his life.
Morrie shared with Mitch answers to life's most pressing questions and how to make time for things that are most important which we tend to ignore. Morrie shared with him some of his life's greatest secrets to living a fulfilled and content life. He touched on everything from love, family, career, money, honesty and much more.
As Morrie's end came closer, Mitch decided that he should share with the world the greatness of Morrie's words and help others who are searching for practical answers to life's hardest challenges.
About the Author
Mitch Albom is a writer for Detroit Free Press and has been voted America's #1 sports columnist many times. Albom is also a professional musician, playwright, radio host and appears on ESPN's The Sports Reporters. Some of his earlier books are BO and Fab Five, both of these are books based on sports.
Mitch's widest known book still remains Tuesdays with Morrie after which he went on to write The Five People You Meet in Heaven, For One More Day and Have a Little Faith. He currently lives in Michigan with his wife.