Tuesdays with Morrie is a sad but inspirational book that has changed millions of lives around the world. Now it’s your turn to be inspired!
The day Mitch Albom graduated from Brandeis University in 1979, he promised his favorite professor Morrie that he would keep in touch.
Now it’s 1995 and Morrie has not heard a single word from Mitch in 16 years. That is, until Mitch, now a workaholic living in Detroit, catches a snippet of a television show featuring his old professor. Remembering his farewell promise, Mitch flies all the way to Morrie’s house in Massachusetts to visit him every Tuesday. As the two rekindle their friendship, they talk about life, love, work, family, marriage, and dying.
The sad part is that Morrie has a terrible disease called ALS, which has forced him to quit dancing, his favorite thing in the world. It may seem as though there is no positive side to being confined to a bed, fed through a tube, and having to rely on others to go to the bathroom, but Morrie’s truly inspiring personality manages to face each day with zeal and courage.
Through it all, Morrie lights up everyone’s day and imparts his boundless knowledge to the rest of the world. You can’t help but admire his strength as he takes advantage of every bit of happiness that life has to give, all while facing death from his sickbed.
The Three Most Important Things I Learned from this Book
- It is never too late to start over.
- You can make a joke out of anything.
- Material things can never replace human relationships.
Five Reasons Why You Should Read this Book
- It’s a really short read. It took me just three hours!
- It is about a man who, like Dumbledore, truly accepts death.
- It’s suitable for everyone- boys, girls, teens, and adults!
- It has a lot of great quotes that everyone could learn from.
- Millions of people have read it and loved it. You won’t be disappointed.
If you’d rather watch it than read it, feel free to check out the movie adaptation of this book.
Katherine Young is a volunteer with San Mateo County Library and once had a teacher like Morrie.