Tuesdays with Morrie
an old man, a young man and life’s greatest lesson
At the risk of baffling one, I’d describe the book tuesdays with Morrie as both casual and profoud (oxymoronic? yet true). The story describes how Mitch Albom, the author finds his was back to his old professor Morrie Schwartz fourteen years after they last met. Morrie Scwartz or Coach, as Mitch fondly refers to him, is now diagnosed with Amyotropic Lateral Sclerolsis (ALS) – a disease that leads to neural degeneration. In his final few months, when one can easily be occupied with self-pity, frustration or regrets, Morrie instead chooses to surround himself with people who love him – he chooses to celebrate life and the relationships he forged. He refuses to have his loved ones read out affectionate eulogies to his corpse and held a living funeral in place of the traditional funeral, giving his family and friends a chance to tell him how much they will miss him and also giving himself a chance to truly value all the wonderful things that had to share. Our author counts himself as the fortunate few who shared Morrie’s last days. Morrie and Mitch called it their final course together and it took place on Tuesdays. There were no pre-requisites to the course, no books were required but Mitch drafted a final thesis – this book. Every Tuesday ‘Coach’ and Mitch talked and through this connection with his favorite professor Mitch was able to re-evaluate the world, relationships, work, marriage and the importance of forgiveness in new light.
Mitch Albom’s casual conversational style lends an earthy feel to the narration making the book not just easy to grasp but also tempting to read and difficult to put down.
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Price KWD 2.500