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A classic from the author of The First Phone Call from Heaven

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, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it.

For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his c
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Paperback, 199 pages
Published October 8th 2002 by Broadway Books (first published 1997)
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A
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.
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
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Miranda Reads
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
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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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 exp ...more
Kat
Oct 08, 2020 added it
***read for psych of death and dying course***
LilyCReads
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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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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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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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 داستا
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Fatima
May 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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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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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Reading_ Tam_ Ishly
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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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
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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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
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 شدنِ انجام کاری معنی نداره و مرگ می‌تونه مسبب کمال انسان شه و نه نابودی او.
نمی‌تونم بگم کتاب یک شاهکار ادبیه یا جملات فیلسوفانه‌ایه داره که زندگی‌تونو متحول می‌کنه یا داستان خیلی خاصی داره، در واقع تبلیغات کمی اغراق کردند و کتاب در کل یک وصیت‌نامه یا نصحیت‌نامه از
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Maedeh_P1H
تو یه سری از ریویو ها و کامنت ها میخوندم که دوستانی بودن که عقیده داشتن هرکی از این کتاب خوشش بیاد زرد پسند و عامه پسنده..و ستاره دادن به این کتاب برابره با تز روشن فکری برداشتن😁
واقعا چرا؟😊
از این کتاب خوشم اومد..کتاب جمع و جور و خلاصه ایه..چند تا نکته رو بهم یادآدوری کرد که خیلی وقت بود فراموش کرده بودم.تو یه جمله بگم که لذت بردم از خوندنش😉
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 شنبه به دیدنِ موری رفته و با او ...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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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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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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Fereshteh
May 20, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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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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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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