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

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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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Hardcover, 192 pages
Published August 18th 1997 by Doubleday Books (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 (I sometimes get notified of comments)
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
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 on my book collection. I have some exp ...more
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.

عنوانهای چاپ شده در ایران: «سه شنبه‌ ها با موری»؛ «سه شنبه‌ ها ب
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Miranda Reads
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 b
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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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❀ Lily ❀
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.
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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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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?
Morrie smiles at me, the crinkled eyes, the crooked teeth.
‘Love wins. Love always wins.’
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So who’s winning the wrestling match in YOUR life right now? Is it Love? Or is it his dark twin half-brothers, Anxiety and Hopelessness?

This wrestling match is REAL. I’m not making this up! Ordinary evil wants our soul. But so does LOVE.

As long as we live, our devils will try with all their might to show us l
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Reading_ Tamishly
I didn't know this book was a memoir when I picked up this book. I wasn't even consciously looking for this book. It's one of the books in my sister's collection. I picked it up because I needed some kind of motivation/inspiration to live life again with zeal. But what this book offered me was something I wasn't expecting from it.

This beautiful small book is divided into 27 small, concised chapters. It's written in a very simple style but dang, it's the kind of simplicity that would destroy you
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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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Merphy Napier
Moving, easily relatable if you've lost someone close to you, and filled with nuggets to take away for your own life. I enjoyed this very much ...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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Anthony Chavez
Jan 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
James
May 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1-non-fiction
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
Dr. Appu Sasidharan
(Throwback review) This book was recommended to me by a British couple during a train journey. They told me that it was their favorite book.

The amount of bravery shown by Morrie during his final days was truly remarkable. This book tells us more about ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) or Lou Gehrig's disease or motor neuron disease. Morrie will teach us how to handle our emotions and how to detach from our feelings.
"The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love,
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Phrynne
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it. So, so sad and yet so uplifting at the same time.
Tuesdays with Morrie definitely makes you look around and realise how lucky you are and that you should make the most of life while you still can.
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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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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.
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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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Dannii Elle
Morrie Schwartz quickly entered my heart and now I'm left bawling as though his loss is one I personally know of. What a wise, beautiful, loving soul. I feel so honoured to have read a small part of his story. ...more
Ammit P Chawda
Jan 02, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5.0 ⭐

GENRE - NON FICTION

SPEECHLESS!!!!!!!!

What a great way to start 2022...😃
This book has touched my heart so much so that I have no words to express how I feel after reading this book. All I can do is request all of you to read this book atleast once in your lifetime.

About the Book - Mitch Albom the author is a successful sports media professional who is busy scaling heights in his career until one day when he sees his professor on TV on a talk show and gets to know that his professor who Mi
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Karen
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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the burning dreamer.
Of all the glorious books out there my school could have picked for ninth grade literature class...

In the words of Marcus Aurelius, "Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else." That’s one significant message Mitch Albom tries to convey to us readers in this emotional ride. ‘Tries’ not quite being the key word, but even so, eliciting only limited success. More on that later ahead. Tuesdays With Morrie depicts the moving relationship between the author and his former pro
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Neha
Jan 16, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”
The last recorded lines of Morrie by Mitch. I read this sentence again and again and again. It just got immersed with me, just the way this novel did. It makes you think about the lost ones, who once were your lifeline. I just asked myself about the bond that I had with my NANI. Yes, she is gone, but the relationship still stays and always will. I never understood that even after 5 years without her, what is it that I still cling to her? This particular se
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G.H. Eckel
Jan 29, 2016 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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Tanu
If you are not reading the whole review just read the following para taken from the book. Trust me, it's worth it.

"If ageing were so valuable, why do people always say, ‘Oh, if I were young again.’
You never hear people say, ‘Oh, I wish I were sixty-five.’He smiled.

‘You know what that reflects? Unsatisfied lives. Unfulfilled lives. Lives that haven’t found meaning. Because if you’ve found meaning in your life, you don’t want to go back. You want to go forward. You want to see more, do more. You
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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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