Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
by Mitch Albom
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Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and ...

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  "Poignant and powerful" by beachbum (see profile) 04/18/07

After reading For One More Day, I decided to read this book. For anyone who is seeking to find themselves, Morrie is an inspiration. In his dying he teaches one the meaning of living but mostly loving. I highly recommend this book!

 
  "The wisdom of a dying man for a man that needs to remember the important things." by kathaileen (see profile) 12/09/07

It is the memoir of a beloved college professor suffering from amyotrophic lateral schlerosis. His former student hears about his illness and starts to visit him every Tuesday. My mother was diagnosed with ALS three months ago.
Morrie is full of wisdom and insights, as I’m sure my mother still is. However, the big difference between the two cases is that she is already at a very advanced stage of the disease and can no longer talk with us. Morrie never really looses the speech ability. I know Mom is very in tune to the conversations around her but she doesn’t seem to have the energy to keep up her end of the conversation on her Dynawriter.
The most poignant part of the book for me was the gradual giving up of things for Morrie. First dancing, then walking without a cane, then walking, etc.
Mom gave up hiking at the ranch several years ago (blaming it on being out of shape). She gave up wine because of the medicine she was on. She gave up walking without a cane, then walking without a walker, and now walking at all. She gave up baths when she couldn’t stand up by herself any more and get out of the bath tub. She gave up sleeping with my dad when 1) she thought she was keeping him awake and 2) she needed a breathing machine at night. She gave up eating when she choked so badly that it wasn’t worth the taste any more.
I can’t think of an illness any worse than ALS. I thought this book would be really hard to read. It wasn’t. It was almost uplifting, although bittersweet.

 
  "are truly great book on life" by navigator7 (see profile) 01/12/08

This book contains a lesson on life & death definatly a book that all should read.by far the best book i have read to date.

 
  "Great discussion on what's important in life (and what's not)" by ebmk96 (see profile) 07/18/08

Great discussion book on life, death, and what's really important.

 
  "Lots of areas to discuss" by ferdy (see profile) 07/18/08

 
  "Tuesdays With Morrie" by bchamplin (see profile) 08/06/09

I liked this book, but I do not think this was the superstar book by Mitch Albom. I like his "Five People You Meet in Heaven" much better. Tuesdays is a wonderful tale of a heart wrenching situation. It made me think of how the elderly are treated in our society and how we ourselves take each other for granted until sometimes maybe it is too late. We let ourselves get "too busy" too often.

 
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  "Tuesdays with Morrie" by wnewcomer (see profile) 01/11/12

This book lends itself to discussions of life and what is important. As a group, we enjoyed it.

 
  "Tuesdays with Morrie" by sburfield (see profile) 11/24/12

An interesting book, takes a sensitive topic and deals with it compassionately.

 
  "Great for Discussion" by FriendshipSisters (see profile) 01/17/13

Tuesdays with Morrie is a heart rendering novel about a dying man and his student. They discuss many things but the most defining topic is death. It is difficult for most of us to discuss death and assimilate our feelings. This book is a great way to open your mind and explore your dreams, desires and true feelings about your death and the death of a close loved one. There are many mantras to live by and I loved most of them but sometimes it felt like "yadda, yadda, yadda". You know; imagine the voice of Charlie Brown's teacher.

 
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