Tuesdays With Morrie – Mitch Albom

417px-Tuesdays_with_Morrie_book_coverThis is a deeply felt memoir about relationships, reconnecting and the meaning of life.  Morrie is Mitch’s favorite college professor.  They establish a great rapport. Morrie actually cries when Mitch graduates.  Mitch promises to stay in touch but he doesn’t.  He becomes a newspaper reporter, working constantly.  Work consumes his life.  Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch learns Morrie has ALS.   He begins to visit him every Tuesday.  They discuss a range of topics:  regrets, death, love, money. Mitch is intrigued by Morrie’s views.  He takes notes and makes recordings.  Some of Morrie’s ideas include following self-created values, loving others and learning to accept the inevitability of death.  They hit home with Mitch who is struggling to balance work and family.  With each visit, Morrie gets sicker.  At their last visit, Morrie is bed-ridden and near death.  They hug, but now it is Mitch who is crying.

 

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