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Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
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Apr 04, 2011

it was ok
Read from April 04 to 05, 2011

This book is a collection of life lessons given by Morrie, a professor of social psychology, to one of his students named Mitch. Morrie was suffering from ALS, a nerve disease that was eating at his ability to move and taking him towards imminent death.

The lessons cover a range of topics such as aging, fear of death, family, meaningful living, etc.

I didn't think the ideas expressed were engaging, and some of the advice was very simplistic. For example, in one of the lessons Morrie describes the "tension of opposites" - the struggle we tend to experience between what we want and what we need to do. When Mitch asks which side wins, Morrie replies: "Love. Love always wins."

What does that mean in real life? And does love *always* win, in every situation?

I enjoyed the storytelling and it got me to think about the inevitability of death, but there wasn't much else to contemplate over.

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Maryam I gave it 1 star, didn't like it one bit!
I agree with your point exactly.

Haider Al-Mosawi And if you had followed my review, you wouldn't have wasted your time with the book. :P

Maryam Lesson learnt, I didn't check if you have read it :(

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