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Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man and Life's Greatest Lesson

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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. . .
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Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone ol
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Kelly
Nov 17, 2007 Kelly rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ugh, it was like stapling together eighty greeting cards and reading them straight through. Hate.
Trevor
Sep 01, 2014 Trevor rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I have decided to delete this review. It was not my intention to upset anyone who either suffered from the disorder discussed in this book nor anyone related to such a person (See comment 270).

Nonetheless, I still believe this to be a particularly poorly written book that contains more saccharine than substance.

Still, if it brings you some sense of comfort - more strength to you.

I have chosen not to delete the comments thread as not all of the comments are mine to delete.
Leftbanker
If I were to die unexpectedly I wouldn’t be ashamed in the least of someone finding my porn stash. And by the way, that video isn’t bestiality, it’s just two guys in a moose suit—big difference. I would be a little ashamed of the fact that I have the first season of 90210 on my iPod, something I downloaded for a friend’s 14 year old daughter (note to self: delete it now!). I’m more worried about someone coming across Tuesdays with Morrie or Eat, Pray, Love in my book collection. I have some expl ...more
Amanda
Feb 14, 2010 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have never written a review like this before but this book truly inspired me.

So I just finished reading "Tuesdays With Morrie". What a wonderful book, I couldn't put it down! I cannot even imagine going through the last stages of my own life and being as brave (for lack of a better word in my head right now) as Morrie. He was filled with such happiness and joy in his own life. He had regrets but realized that it is ok as long as you can reconcile with yourself in the end. I'm not the type of p
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Jared
Feb 03, 2008 Jared rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Review inspired by Eddie Greenwell

Wisdom grows with age. But the development of wisdom also accelerates when mortality becomes clear. Mortality shined down on Morrie Schwartz, a happy not-quite-old man through a quick diagnosis of ALS – or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Morrie was a professor of sociology at Brandeis University; he dedicated his life to the study of individuals’ actions in their respective societies and together he and Mitch Albom wrote his final paper: a study of his life in his society
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Anthony Chavez
Nov 23, 2011 Anthony Chavez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I'd heard raves about "Tuesdays with Morrie," so I was went into this with high hopes due to hype,and this book delivered and enchanted me. It is truly a book about teaching and teachable moments. A book for anyone that is looking for something that can help him or her through life when it gets hard. "Tuesdays with Morrie" starts off as a teacher who watches his student, Mitch Albom, go through college and then later in life Mitch experiences this same teacher (or Coach, Morrie) struggle with a ...more
Shaun
This is one of those books where I find myself agreeing with the five star reviews and the one star reviews with almost equal enthusiasm.

On one hand, it's the sweet story of a man as he reconnects with a former mentor/professor, who is facing a death sentence via ALS. It's obvious that Albom's "Tuesdays with Morrie" provided them both with something substantially satisfying. And that's inspiring and poignant.

Yet on the other hand, Albom's attempts to enlighten us transforms it into a "Hallmark"
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Farah
Jan 18, 2013 Farah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: memoir
Gue memasuki tahun 2013 ini tanpa daftar. Hanya beberapa catatan penting yang sederhana. Tidak banyak, tapi semoga bisa tetap bertahan sampai di akhir tahun.

Tahun lalu, gue bersemangat mencoba banyak hal baru, dan berniat memperkaya pengalaman dengan menantang diri sendiri untuk melakukan lebih banyak hal. Jadilah gue membuat daftar.
"27 daftar dari hal-hal yang ingin gue lakukan sebelum gue berusia 27 tahun."

Sebagian dari daftar ini terlaksana. Sebagian lagi tidak.
Sebagian lainnya tidak tersele
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Aj the Ravenous Reader
* Reread

"So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing things they think are important. This is because they're chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning."


Whenever someone asks me to tell them my favorite books of all time, I always put this book at th
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Lorraine
Aug 08, 2007 Lorraine rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: total idiots
Shelves: odiousbooks
I'm ashamed to own that I've read this. All I can say is: I did it for a good cause. That is, to promote reading in general (for a library talk).

Mawkishly sentimental (here I am, trying to wipe off the stale stench of yesterday's coffee mornings) and terribly trite.

Any person leaning to the left should, or would, recognise what Mitch is talking about. It isn't that Morrie is talking shit. He isn't. However, I think it's terribly ironic that such a venture (it screams "self-help" and "it will t
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Kevin Lechner
Oct 29, 2008 Kevin Lechner rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
Recommended to Kevin by: teacher
The novel Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom is a must read. This book is amazing from start to finish. I loved how he used foreshadowing to make the reader knew what he meant. This book had many themes for all the thematic statements (Loss, Physical Affection, Greed, compassion, and Modesty). For example, you get stronger from every loss. Mitch lost his friend Morrie and he went on to write a book about him.

The quality of this story was outstanding. At parts it was very emotionable. For examp
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Michelle
Apr 17, 2008 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was very enlightening. I enjoyed Morrie's perspectives on life and death. I hope that I can take a little bit of his attitude and apply it in my own life. This was a quick read and so worth my time. I was very touched.
Lynchan
Dec 18, 2011 Lynchan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who's interested
Okay. I've been familiar with this book ever since my high school days. This title was kind of popular so almost everyone wanted to read this. Unfortunately, during those times of buying, borrowing, and talking about Tuesdays with Morrie, I was the odd one who didn't like reading rising-to-fame/talk-of-the-town books. IDK, I guess it was a culture I personally developed. Don't ever ask me the magic word 'why' coz honestly, even I had no idea. Anyways, that was before. Just leave the past behind ...more
Stacy
Nov 03, 2012 Stacy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More of a 3.5, really.

I'll start by saying that my one real issue with this book was that there wasn't much terribly original thinking within it. I definitely wanted more of a 'Wow, I never thought about it that way' feeling from Morrie's philosophies, and while it's hard to argue with anything he says it didn't feel like anything I hadn't heard from somewhere else before. Something probably by Disney.
In general, the book is well done. I liked the characters and found the story and the language
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Amy (shoutame)
I think initially gave this book 4/5 stars and have since moved it down to 3/5 stars. I feel I am very generous when it comes to star ratings especially as I tend to rate the book as soon as I have finished it. This is something that I am working on at the moment – I hope to be a little more critical with my ratings. So this book is actually non-fiction (which I didn’t realise until I started reading it!), Mitch Albom writes of a time when he discovers that one of his University professors is dy ...more
Prairie
May 19, 2011 Prairie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone who wants to know the true quality of life :)
Recommended to Prairie by: Nata
Shelves: memoirs
This is wonderful book filled with life greatest lessons that I thought were all touching, especially because it is a true story about a old dying man. Even though this wasn't a pageturner, Morrie's quotes in this book refers to everyone's life, including mine, which is why i kept reading because i always could relate to his explanations about life. My friend Nata suggested this book to me, and even though I am only fourteen, I feel like I just appreciated life a bit more than ever before. Every ...more
FeReSHte
May 24, 2015 FeReSHte rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: america
همین که پیرمرد قصه یه جورایی نفسش از جای گرم بلند میشد خورد تو ذوقم

مریض باشه و بدنش کم کم از پاهاش شروع کنه به فلج شدن و همین طوری بیاد بالا و اون قدر دستش به دهنش برسه که نه تنها از عهده ی مخارج این بیماری مهلک برمیاد بلکه شصت نفر هم فول تایم تو خونه ش استخدام کنه که به امورش رسیدگی کنند...خب اعتراف کنین که طرف خیلی خاصه! متفاوته! مرفهه

زندگی پیچیده تر از اونیه که همه مون بخوایم لای خطوط یه کتاب به این سادگی با یه قانون شسته رفته پیداش کنیم بخصوص اگه این آقای معلم زندگی، تو همچین شرایط متفاوتی ا
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K.D. Absolutely
Apr 08, 2009 K.D. Absolutely rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Jillian (to read this before I die)
Shelves: drama
This helped shaped my perspective of what dying should mean. Though it is hard to accept that we will all be leaving our loved ones here on earth, we have all the time to enjoy our time with them. That we have to make each day count. Soni also read this (and she is proud to have this book as the first novel that she read from cover to cover!) and liked this too. Maybe Jillian is still too young to think about dying but I hope that someday she will find the urge to get this book from the shelves ...more
Diamond Cowboy
Nov 16, 2015 Diamond Cowboy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is an autobiographical account of a teacher's importants to a student's life. Near the end of the teacher's life the young man comes back for their Tuesday visits and the teacher teaches the young man how to live and how to die. The teacher had been stricken with ALS a crippling a debilitating disease which inevidabley ends with a painful death. The teacher dies with honor and dignity. I highly recommend this book. Enjoy and Be Blessed. Diamond
Ryan
Dec 22, 2010 Ryan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
So Tuesdays With Morrie didn't change my life.

Albom failed. Unfortunately, I'm the one that feels sorry because Morrie was just such a nice old man who struggled so bravely throughout his illness. Believe me, I wanted his philosophy to change my life.

Morrie's message is "Love each other or die." More specifically, Morrie believes that American culture is flawed because it encourages people to hold financial and career success as their primary goal. While making lots of money might produce some n
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Jonnie
Jan 25, 2015 Jonnie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jonnie by: Pragya
Shelves: bios-memoirs, non-fic
'How about Tuesday?'
Tuesday would be good, I said. Tuesday would be fine.


This beautifully written and short autobiography presents ideas that are poignant, sweet and thought-provoking. Sprinkled with mildly heartbreaking elements, I found myself soaking up its contents in a matter of hours.

There are many themes in Tuesdays with Morrie, my favorite being the rejection of popular culture in favor of self-created values. As Morrie reflects on his life, he passes on his experiences and knowledge to
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Amy
Feb 22, 2008 Amy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I first read this one for a wellness class in college. I liked the book so much that I read it within a couple days of buying it. It is a book telling of the conversations the writer had with a previous professor, Morrie, as Morrie is dying of a terminal illness. Morrie offers his insights about life. He does this without being sad and depressing. it is great read!
G.H. Eckel
Feb 06, 2016 G.H. Eckel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tuesdays with Morrie is like a reality TV show in that the characters and conversations are biographical; the conversations with Morrie were recorded. In the book, a student accidentally learns that his favorite professor is dying (16 years after graduating college) from ALS. Because dying from ALS is protracted, Morrie gets to philosophize about living, and the student is once again a student. We become Morrie's students too. This time the course is not sociology but life itself.

The book conta
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Kamalia
Feb 01, 2016 Kamalia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think everyone needs to read this at least once in their life. I know I'll be picking it up again once in a while, to remind myself of the lessons i learnt from it. What makes this book so beautiful is that it's as realistic as it can get because it all actually happened.
Roos
Aug 12, 2007 Roos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Friends who know ALS
Pengalaman 5 Tahun menghadapi pasien-pasien ( Stroke, ALS dan Parkinson ) cukup membuatku memahami apa yang dialami Morrie...

ALS memang belum begitu dikenal Di Indonesia...tapi sekarang sepertinya sudah banyak sinetron yang menyoroti mengenai ALS ( disemua sinetron itu yang meranin kebetulan adalah Marshanda ) Ato Dorama Jepang " 1 Litre Tears " juga bercerita mengenai ALS.

Waktu itu...Kuliah memang tidak begitu memperhatikan, baca buku diktatnya aja cuma 5 halaman.... Ujian ditanyain Dosen menge
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Huntie
Jun 28, 2007 Huntie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone really
So I read this book during the week that I was sick with the end-of-semester plague. I must say I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I went into reading it thinking that it would either be complete sentimental crappy pap or that it would be amazing. It was neither extreme, rather, it was just a nice little read.

The book is about a college professor (Morrie) that the author (Mitch ALbom) had while at Brandeis University. This prof. had a profound impact on Albom while he was a student, but a
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Omid Majidy Pour
در مقابل همچین کتابی فقط باید سر تعظیم فرود آورد، همین همین همین و بس!!

الان 2 ماه 3ماهه این کتاب داشت تو کتابخونه خاک می خورد و همش دودل بودم که برم سراغش یا نه، الان اعتراف می کنم که بزرگترین اشتباه زندگی کتابخونیمو مرتکب شدم که اینهمه مدت نخوندمش!!!

توصیه می کنم بخونیدش، بارها و بارها بخونیدش، این مدل کتابا زندگی آدم رو عوض می کنه!!!!!!! بهترین تجربه ام شد بعد از مدت ها!
Jimmy
Jun 25, 2010 Jimmy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ingin-punya
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) adalah penyakit yang mempengaruhi sel-sel saraf di otak dan sumsum tulang belakang. Penyakit ini menyebabkan otot melemah dan menciut (atrofi). Penyakit ALS juga dikenal dengan nama Lou Gehrig, yang diambil dari nama pemain baseball terkenal dari tim New York Yankees. Lou Gehrig didiagnosis menderita ALS sehingga mengakhiri karirnya sebagai pemain baseball pada tahun 1939. Sementara orang Inggris dan Australia, menyebut ALS sebagai Motor Neuron Disease (MND) a ...more
Jessie
Oct 29, 2008 Jessie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone in grade 9 and above.
Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom was an inspiring book that I think anyone from any grade in high school is capable of reading. The way that the book was organized was an easy to follow format and was the best way that the book could have possibly been organized. I kept you focused on each individual lesson, and made sure you understood each one. The over all writing of the book was completely well written. Mitch Albom used strong words where necessary, which made you visualize the setting an ...more
Orinthia Lee
Rasanya tidak salah kalau saya bilang buku ini bukan sekedar bacaan semata tapi sebuah hadiah yang bakal terus saya ingat sampai seumur hidup saya. Tiab bab buku ini mengajarkan banyak sekali hal berharga tentang kehidupan, hal-hal yang membuka mata saya lebih lagi tentang bagaimana menjalani kehidupan dengan lebih baik... juga menyadarkan saya bahwa hal-hal yang sudah berlalu dari hidup saya juga merupakan pelajaran tersendiri yang begitu berharga.

Dan tentunya, buku ini juga memberikan semangat
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