About: Tuesdays with Morrie Review
Author: Mitch Albom
Genre: Memoir, Biographical fiction
This book has won four Emmy Awards. In 2000, it topped the charts of the New York Times Non-Fiction Bestsellers list for twenty-nine weeks. Thereafter, it remained on the New York Times best-selling list for more than four years (205 weeks). In 2006, it became the best-selling memoir of all time. Moreover, Oprah Winfrey produced a television film with the same name, for ABC. More than 14 million copies of this book have been sold across the globe. The book has been translated into more than 45 languages.
About the Author
Mitchell David Albom is an American author. He is also a journalist and a musician. More than 39 million copies of his books have been sold, across the globe. In his early career, he achieved national recognition through sports writing. However, he became the best-known author for his fictional books, plays, and films.
About the Book- Tuesdays with Morrie
In life, we often come across complicated situations when we want someone who can understand us. Someone who is sensible and wise enough to give us the right advice. It can be a friend, a partner, parents, siblings, colleague, mentor et cetera. For Mitch Albom, his teacher Morrie Schwartz was his confidant. Being that, the author visits his professor, every week. Morrie was a patient of ALS and eventually died of that. In each visit, they used to take up a topic and discuss it in detail. The topics revolved around culture, money, love, relationships, ageing, hard work et cetera. It also highlights the issue of dealing with death.
Undoubtedly, it is a thought-provoking book; it encourages the readers to stop stressing over unnecessary things and figure out what is important for them. However, the book does not give new insight into how one can do that. This is something missing in the book. Apart from that, it is a great book; written in a simple and straightforward language. I was never consciously looking for this book but got it from my friend somehow. And, now, I can say that this book is a masterpiece. Morrie’s enlightening words will definitely touch your heart. So, wait no more and give it a read.
Some heart touching books from this book
“As you grow, you learn more. Aging is not just decay…it’s growth. It’s more than the negative that you’re going to die, it’s also the positive that you understand that you’re going to die, and that you live a better life because of it.”
“Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.”
“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”
“The culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn’t work, don’t buy it.”
“Forgive yourself before you die. Then forgive others.”
“Life is a series of pulls back and forth. You want to do one thing, but you’re bound to do something else.”
Appreciation for Tuesdays with Morrie
‘Mitch Albom sees the magical in the ordinary’ Cecelia Ahern
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Ans – A person of any age can read this book.
Ans- Yes, it is a very small book. It consists of only 192 pages.