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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 searching, and 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
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Kindle Edition, 210 pages
Published June 29th 2007 by Broadway (first published 1997)
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Nov 16, 2007 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
Dec 16, 2007 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.
Miranda Reads
4.5 stars
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"You know, Mitch, now that I'm dying, I've become much more interesting to people."
While he was an undergrad, Mitch absolutely loved Morrie Schwartz's college courses - he took every class that professor taught.

But, like most students, Mitch lost contact with everything and anything to do with his undergraduate years as soon as he graduated.

That is...until he learns that his favorite professor doesn't have long left.
ALS is like a lit candle: it melts your nerves and leaves your bod
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Leftbanker
Feb 16, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: just-horrible
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
Lily C
So i didn't realise this book was actually nonfiction until after i'd just finished reading it.. and now my feelings are all over the place!!
This was a beautiful story, I would definitely recommend reading it if you haven't already.
Amanda
Feb 14, 2010 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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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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Ahmad Sharabiani
Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom
First Publication date: 1997. The story was later recreated by Thomas Rickman into a TV movie of the same name, directed by Mick Jackson, which aired on December 5, 1999 and starred Jack Lemmon and Hank Azaria. Tuesday's With Morrie examines the interactions and phenomena between the human experience of living and dying. A theme of personal transcendence appears for both characters: Morrie and Albom.
عنوانها: سه شنبه ها با موری؛ سه شنبه ها با موری، سه شنبه های به
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Jared
Feb 03, 2008 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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Fatima
May 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite

موری داستان هم درد استیون هاوکینگ را تحمل میکند و لحظه به لحظه به مرگ نزدیک میشود اما دیدگاه انسانیش به مرگ و وصیت هایی که برای میچ شاگرد قدیمی اش به جای میگذارد فوق العلاده ترین کلام هاست و باعث میشود در کنار تلخی مرگ آهسته اش , شیرینی دیدگاه انسانی و والای یک انسان مثل موری داستان , زیر دندان من خواننده بنشیند و حس کنم چقدر آدم های اینگونه را دوست دارم که تا آخرین لحظه ی عمر میجنگند تا افکار منفی و یاس و نا امیدی به انها غلبه نکند و با دستی پر و دلی پر مهر به مرحله ای دیگر از زندگی قدم بگذارند
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Gypsy
چقد عجیب. چقد امتیازهای بالا.

خیلی هم زیاد دستم موند. بس که برام مسخره بود. من عادت دارم کتابی رو که دارم میخونم با خودم همهجا ببرم، حتی توی توالت. :)) اینم همهجا میبردم و با این قطر کمش باید زود هم تموم میشد. اما از بس سر هر قسمت حرص میخوردم یا میل نداشتم بخونمش، کشش دادم. حتی خواهربزرگمم یه روز بم گفت مثل اینکه این کتابه ازین الکی معروفهاست که یه هفته روی دستت مونده. گفتم آره، واقعاً هست!

کتابهای میچ آلبوم درونمایهمحورن، بنابراین خیلی توی گونهای قرار نمیگیره که نقد تخصصی از نظر داستانی روشون انج
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Anthony Chavez
Jan 25, 2011 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
Lola
Jan 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: memoir
Morrie holds a dear place in my heart now. He reminds me of so many wonderful teachers I have had the chance to learn from and that have treated me like an adult even when I, myself, did not feel like one. There is so much humanity in this book, and yet I am not sad it is over, because life & love will go on...
James
Given the popularity of Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom, I'm surprised I only just read it this week. It's been in my queue for years, but I never had a copy and for some reason, I just didn't buy it. Earlier this year, I found a copy on my apartment building's bookshelf, so I snatched it up and included it in my September TBR list. I enjoyed it a lot, but it wasn't as good as I expected it to be. Knowing how much you can take away from the messages, I ended up with 4.5 stars even though par ...more
Charlotte May
"I looked at him. I saw all the death in the world. I felt helpless."

This book broke me.
It was raw, thought provoking, heart breaking and real.
Such a simple concept, a young man caught up in his busyness and business, competing to be the best in his job finds out that his old college professor is sick. And so begins a tale of regular meetings between Mitch and his old professor - Morrie.
I know this book wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea, but anything that makes me stop and think for a while a
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peiman-mir5 rezakhani
دوستانِ گرانقدر، این رمان در موردِ مردی به نامِ <میچ> میباشد که در زمانِ دانشجویی استادِ جامعه شناسی به نامِ <موری> داشته که دانشجویان او را بسیار دوست داشته اند... <موری> به بیماریِ بدونِ درمانِ "ای-ال-اس" مبتلا شده است... پس از ۱۶ سال <میچ> پس از دیدنِ <موری> در تلویزیون، تصمیم میگیرد به دیدنِ او رود... بیماری پیشرفت کرده و از پایین، بدنِ موری در حالِ فلج شدن و از کار افتادن میباشد... میچ تصمیم میگیرد تا این روزهایِ پایانی را با استادش بگذراند... بنابراین هر سه شن ...more
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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Lizzy
Tuesdays with Morrie is about death, but what we learn about is much more than the loss of dying but it is about love and friendship. Mitch Albom met with his dying mentor once a week and rediscovered in his last months a person he had lost contact with. This is a tale of life, even if we have to die.

For those dealing with any kind of loss, I recommend Tuesdays with Morrie, a story of someone that was able to deal relatively well with the devastation of ALS. When I read it, I had just lost my f
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da AL
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thought provoking and uplifting. The author does a marvelous job of writing as well as reading. Audiobook includes some of his actual sound recordings with Morrie.
Ploye◡̈
“The truth is, once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.”

I love this book so much.
This is the first time i really want to just go buy a book and give it as a gift to others.
So grateful i finally picked this one up.
Honestly, i didn’t expect it to be this good. Turns out It touches my heart.
While reading, It’s like you’re sitting, listening and learning from Morrie as well.
It’s easy to get into the story and be connected with.
Those are valuable time Mitch (the author) felt spending wit
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Ammara Abid
Sep 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tuesday with Morrie
Well this book is:
Simple yet compelling,
Quick read yet thought-provoking,
Saddening yet heartening,
Short yet long lasting.

Not reviewing this book critically, this is perfect and complete in the style, it's written.
Truly inspirational real life story of Professor Morrie Schwartz albeit carrying a life changing message for all.
Precisely this book has something for everyone.
A must read.
Farah
Nov 01, 2012 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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Mohadese
Jul 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"زندگی مجموعه ای است از پسروی ها و پیش روی ها. تو می خواهی کاری را انجام بدهی، اما به زور مجبور می شوی کار دیگری انجام دهی.آسیب می خوری، در حالی که نمی دانی نمی بایست آسیب می خوردی"
این کتاب دیدگاه متفاوتی از مرگ ارائه میده، این که دیر شدن انجام کاری معنی نداره و مرگ می تونه مسبب کمال انسان شه و نه نابودی او. نمیشه گفت کتاب یک شاهکار ادبی با جملات فیلسوفانه ایه یا داستان خیلی خاصی داره، در کل یک بیوگرافی از پیر مرد مریضیه ک داره با مرگ دست و پنجه نرم می کنه، اما بعضی از جملات کتاب قابل تامل بودند
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kian
Nov 04, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

كتابي درباره مرگ... و همزمان درباره زندگي..
راستش عليرغم تعريفاتي كه ازش شنيده بودم بعضي جاها واقعا حوصلهم سرميرفت از خوندنش... اما جملات زيبايي هم داشت كه تا مدتها ميتونه فكر آدم رو درگير خودش كنه.. كلا كتاب خوبي بود..



... داستان درباره يك موج كوچك در آبهاي اقيانوس است. دوران خوشي را تجربه ميكند. از باد و هواي تازه و پاك بهره ميبرد. تا اينكه چشمش به موجهاي ديگري ميافتد كه جلوتر از او به ساحل ميكوبند و متلاشي ميشوند.
موج ميگويد: آه خداي من! چه وحشتناك است. ببين چه سرنوشتي انتظارم را ميكشد!
كمي بعد،
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Yadgar
Oct 30, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
"سه شنبه ها با موری"، از تاثیر گذارترین و پر فروش ترین كتاب هاي نیویورک تایمز است که از اکتبر 1997 تا کنون همواره در صدر جدول پر فروش ترین هاي سال قرار داشته است.داستان واقعي مردي ٧٠ ساله به نام موري كه به بيماري سخت و لاعلاج اي ال اس مبتلا شده ( همون بيماري معروف استيون هاوكينگ) و پزشكان معتقدند كه بيش از ٢ سال از زندگي او نمانده است .اين پيرمرد دوست داشتني كه استاد جامعه شناسي است و در دانشگاه برانديس مشغول به تدريس بوده نظراتي جالب در مورد دنيا و مسائل مختلف به خصوص مرگ پيدا ميكند و تجربيات و ...more
Lorraine
Aug 01, 2007 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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Fergus
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
‘A wrestling match.’
He laughs, ‘Yes, you could describe life that way.’
So which side wins, I ask?
He smiles at me, the crinkled eyes, the crooked teeth.
‘Love wins. Love always wins.’
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It’s too bad they make books into movies. Just too bad.

Books like this are soft and human. Films are hard and edgy. Transmogrification - that’s what it is!

Thank goodness we have our books!

Morrie is a guy you can wrap your imagination around, with the BOOK in your hand. It’s just like hugging the old guy.

He’s a bea
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FeReSHte
May 20, 2015 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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Cáitín  Ní Loingeacháin
I have been hearing about this book for many years and when I came across it at work yesterday I thought I would take a look. Once I started reading I found it very hard to put away.

I finished Tuesday with Morrie tonight and spent a good part of it crying my heart out. This book touch me in away that I never thought possible and will take the lesson away that Morrie told Mitch:
1) Love your family and friend.
2) Don't be afraid to show your emotional side to people.
3) Live your life and never hol
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Soheil
May 27, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
كافى است آدم يكبار انگشت روى سؤالات مهم بگذارد، آن وقت ديگر توانايى چشم پوشى از آن ها را نخواهد داشت.


فراموشى
انسان "هستنده اى پرسشگر" است؛ تنها موجودى كه از وجود، هستى و واقع بودن خود در جهان، با خبر است و مى تواند از آن پرسش كند و دست به تصميم بزند. هستى، قابل فهم ترين و مطمئن ترين مسئله براى انسان است و در عين حال، هيچ گاه توجهى بدان ندارد؛ علت اول غير قابل بررسى بودن خود هستى ست. هستى -بر خلاف هستنده ها- با وجود اطمينان غير قابل انكارى كه از بودنش به انسان القا مى كند، هيچ بنياد و اساسى به دست
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Mitchell David Albom is an author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster and musician. His books have collectively sold over 35 million copies worldwide; have been published in forty-one territories and in forty-two languages around the world; and have been made into Emmy Award-winning and critically-acclaimed television movies.
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