A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Blogging For Books. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. All opinions are my own.Tuesdays with Morrie Published by Dramatists Play Service Inc on 2008
Genres: Drama, European, Performing Arts, Theater, General
Source: Blogging For Books
It’s been ten years since Mitch Albom first shared the wisdom of Morrie Schwartz with the world. Now–twelve million copies later–in a new afterword, Mitch Albom reflects again on the meaning of Morrie’s life lessons and the gentle, irrevocable impact of their Tuesday sessions all those years ago. . .
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 by Mitch Albom. Confession: I didn’t want to read this book. I’ll admit that. The cover didn’t greatly appeal to me and I generally am bored to tears by non-fiction. A friend and I were talking as I was perusing books available for review. I began reading titles off to her to get her opinion because I wanted something new. She stopped me and insisted on this one. We argued back and forth and finally, I agreed—perhaps just to make her hush. Seriously, who did she think she was to insist that I would love this book?
Okay, I was wrong. This will be the only time I will admit that I was wrong. You hear that, Fizzy? I was wrong.
Maybe in my mid-thirties, I am figuring out that life can throw a curveball. Maybe it’s that I have medically fragile children. For whatever reason, this book touched my heart in a beautiful way.
“This is part of what a family is about, not just love. It’s knowing that your family will be there watching out for you. Nothing else will give you that. Not money. Not fame. Not work.”
No matter how ill Morrie became—he chose to see the good in life. Something I should strive for more. Something we should all strive for more. Happiness isn’t found in the latest gadget or trend. It’s about loving others and giving of yourself to them in a meaningful way.
This is a really fantastic book. I admit I sobbed like a baby. But, it was a good cry and my soul felt lighter because of it.
I would definitely recommend this book to others and I will certainly reread in the future.