“There is no such thing as ‘too late’ in life.” – Mitch Albom (Tuesdays with Morrie)
“Tuesdays with Morrie” Review
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If you only read one more book in your life, make it “Tuesdays with Morrie.”
This beautiful book, which will make you laugh and cry equally, details the final leg of a professor’s journey through life. The author was the only student in the professor’s “last class,” a class that met on Tuesdays and was about The Meaning of Life. There were no grades, no tests, but oral exams, along with the student being expected to ask and answer questions. The professor taught through experience.
Professor Morrie Schwartz was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ASL), a terminal disease that attacked one’s neurological system, while in his sixties. Mitch Albom had been one of his students years before and, upon hearing that Morrie had gotten sick, finally went to visit the older gentleman again. Together, the pair hatched an idea to do one last thesis. Thus, “Tuesdays with Morrie” was born.
This book — this thesis — covers several topics that most avoid: regret, money, the fear of aging, and, of course, death. Morrie shares his experiences and wisdom in gentle, simple, sometimes heartbreaking, ways. His words make you want to copy down quotes, sentences, entire paragraphs, and paste them up on the wall, decals to look at and put the rest of the world in the right perspective.
Ultimately, this book is about love and living even while you’re dying. Don’t just wave as life passes by — join life on the ride.
“Tuesdays with Morrie” gets a 5 out of 5 stars.