Item description for Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man and Life's Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom...
Overview A sportswriter conveys the wisdom of his late mentor, professor Morrie Schwartz, recounting their weekly conversations as Schwartz lay dying
Publishers Description 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 college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger? Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class" lessons in how to live. "Tuesdays with Morrie" is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.
Awards and Recognitions Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man and Life's Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom has received the following awards and recognitions -
Virginia Readers Choice Award - 2001 Nominee - High School category
Book Sense Book of the Year Award - 1999 Nominee - Adult category
Citations And Professional Reviews Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man and Life's Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 12/31/2008 page 1076
Library Journal Prepub Alert - 05/15/1997 page 54
Publishers Weekly - 06/30/1997 page 60
Kirkus Reviews - 07/01/1997 page 993
New York Times - 11/23/1997 page 20
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/1998 page 828
Library Journal - 05/15/1997
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/2004 page 847
Newsweek - 03/16/2009 page 56
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.44" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 1997
ISBN 0385484518 ISBN13 9780385484510
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More About Mitch Albom
Mitch Albom is an author, playwright, and screenwriter who has written seven books, including the international bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie, the bestselling memoir of all time. His first novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, was an instant number-one New York Times bestseller that has since sold more than six million copies worldwide. Both books were made into acclaimed TV films. Mitch also works as a columnist and a broadcaster, and serves on numerous charitable boards. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan.
Mitch Albom currently resides in the state of Michigan. Mitch Albom was born in 1958.
Reviews - What do customers think about Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man and Life's Greatest Lesson?
Must READ Book Jun 8, 2008
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson This is one of the best books I have ever read. I read this as part of a college assignment. It was one of the best assignments ever. This book taught the class so much about living life, and living it to the fullest. If you are facing difficult times in your life, this is a MUST READ. Perhaps someone you know is facing family sickness, or having a difficult time with family relationships -- if so, this is a great book to help overcome those problems. It will help you focus your energy into something more positive, therefore not wasting it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
I'm Impressed! Jun 4, 2008
Morrie was mentally strong, though he suffered from the terminal disease, ALS(=amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), I'd say. He was eager to tell the meaning of life to his ex-student, Mitch Albom, who is also the author of Tuesday's With Morrie. I would only worry about my terminal disease,if I were in Morrie's shoes. I mean, all I could do would be to be apathetic or pessimistic about my future. " The truth is once you learn how to die, you learn how to live." - that'd be the last thing I could say. Certainly, it WAS sad that Morrie passed away because he was respected by lots of his students and graduates. However, every Tuesday when Morrie told Mitch the meaning of life must be very precious memories for Mitch, that's for sure!
300 word review May 29, 2008
Tuesdays with Morrie was not the greatest story I have ever read, but it was definitely the most inspiring. This book, by Mitch Albom, is a story about two people, both with the same views on life, except one needs help realizing it. The main point of view character is Mitch himself. He is a well known sports writer who's life revolves around his job. The other character, Morrie, is an old professor of Mitch's who he lost touch with who is now dying of ALS. Mitch sees his old professor on TV & decides to visit him after 10 years of no contact. Starting then, Mitch flies to Morrie's house every day just to talk. The book has practically no action & may be boring for some people. Basically the whole story takes place in one room with just two guys talking. But excitement isn't the point of the story. The words that come out of Morrie's mouth are philosophical & inspiring. He speaks words about the meaning of life that are enough to open almost anyones eyes about their main priorities. But not only are his words brilliant, but his actions are even more, & we all know actions speak louder than words. Throughout his whole struggle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis he is positive & brave & not once does he make a pessimistic statement or complain about his state. His body was slowly breaking down, for Christ's sake, & throughout the whole book he hardly let it get to him. His main priorities throughout the whole book were passing his perspectives on to Mitch & visiting with old family & friends to see how they are. If that is not selflessness than I don't know what is. I think that this book is a wonderful read for anyone who needs just a little guidance & probably interesting for anyone else who has life all figured out. It has a much bigger point than a book about someone else's life that is oh so much greater than yours. It's realistic, it's original, & I definitley recommend it.
Mitch and Morrie Make an Amazing Team May 27, 2008
The phrase "live every day like it's your last" is one that has been recited and repeated for generations; but how many people fully understand its meaning? I myself have to admit that prior to reading Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie, I was misinterpreting the famous line. Living like it's your last day doesn't mean traveling to some foreign country to skydive for the first time, or embarking on a scuba-diving trip to meet your fear of sharks face to face; what it does mean, as told in Tuesdays with Morrie, is to let go of regrets, to open up your heart to love, and to value relationships above all.
Tuesdays with Morrie is a memoir narrated by Mitch Albom, who in the opening chapters of the book is a materialistic work-a-holic who neglects to contact his favorite college professor (Morrie Schwartz) for sixteen years. It is not until he stumbles upon a "Nightline" special covering his old professor that Mitch remembers his broken promise. While watching "Nightline," he learns that Morrie has been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease and does not have long to live. From this moment on, Mitch decides to fly to Morrie's home every Tuesday to talk with him. These meetings become the pair's final "class", and grant Mitch the opportunity to rediscover life. While Morrie's road to death is tragic, his acceptance of death and his teachings generate a strong sense of optimism, as he teaches Mitch the true meanings of love, forgiveness, aging, and--in the end--life.
Although he takes a simple, straight-forward approach, Albom's delivery of the story is sentimental and sophisticated. Tuesdays with Morrie is truly a life-changing story that will teach you about the precious gifts of life and how to avoid missing out on them.
An unforgettable and inspirational True Story! May 26, 2008
An unforgettable and inspirational read for a lazy afternoon, once you start - hard to stop reading until you finish it - an inspiring true story about Mitch Albom and his old college professor, Morrie Schwartz who is dying of ALS disease. On Fourteen Tuesdays they discuss life, its meanings, and what is important about living and dying. As the disease progresses, Morrie begins to look at life uniquely and shares with Mitch that the thing he's learning most because of having this disease is "...how to give out love, and to let it come in." Each week they discuss profound things that are yet so simple. They discuss the world, regrets, death, family, emotions, the fear of aging, forgiveness...and goodbye. Thru dying, Morrie teaches Mitch how to live.
This book is an absolute treasure and should be read by Everybody!! It teaches things that most people already know, but for some reason do not put into practice in everyday life. This book teaches us to cherish everyone and everything, love and compassion for others is such an important part of life.