Tuesdays With Morrie

Tuesdays With Morrie

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

eBook - 1997
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A sportswriter conveys the wisdom of his late mentor, professor Morrie Schwartz, recounting their weekly conversations as Schwartz lay dying. 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.
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, c1997
Edition: 1st Anchor books ed
ISBN: 9780307414090
0307414094
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE E-BOOK
WE 550 A339 1997
Characteristics: 1 online resource (192 p.)

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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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starlakayg
Jun 04, 2018

This is such a heartwarming read! You will laugh, cry, and need to take moments to think about the profound things Morrie says throughout the book. This book made me wish I had known Morrie personally!

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Rachbrack
Apr 13, 2018

Tuesday with Morrie is sure to be a classic. A must read!

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d10786694p
Mar 06, 2018

The book and movie are both worth checking out!
So, what's holding you back? Just do it.

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storywizard
Nov 18, 2017

Good book on the process of old age, sickness and death. Preferred The 5 Invitations and Who Dies, but that is just me....
Author has found his niche and is very adept at it...

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cbernardo95
Jun 22, 2017

The best book I have read to date. Very touching!

A must read for anyone really. Morrie really puts out the meaning of life in this book.

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mcappar
Jun 20, 2017

This book is full of wisdom. I highly suggest it to anyone who is feeling a little lost in the world, or is coming to a change of season in life.

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RonNasty64
Feb 06, 2017

I'm glad I stopped putting off reading this book.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Dec 20, 2016

I felt as though this book was written for informing others. As readers, we get to learn about ALS and how it deteriorates people from the inside. They remain mentally intact, but are forced to suffer and watch their bodies lose control. But despite this, we also see that Morrie doesn't push through it, but wisely glides along like a graceful dancer. This book helped me see deeper into so many subjects. His talks on death, relationships, family, and money really impact anyone who would read this. You can really see Mitch change along the way, and this book really touched me emotionally when we heard it in class. 5/5 stars.
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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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 was, 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

“The 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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