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Book Review: Tuesdays With Morrie

Author: Mitch Albom

Published: 2000

Publisher: Warner

Number of Pages: 194

My Rating: 5

Summary from GoodReads.com:

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 20 years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded. Wouldn’t you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you? Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man’s life. Knowing he was dying of ALS – or motor neurone disease – Morrie visited 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. This is a chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie’s lasting gift with the world.

I have read this book more times than I can count, and I’m going to be honest, I bawl every single time. And I’m not talking cute-crying, either. I’m talking about Kim Kardashian face, the ending of The Notebook, watching Hallmark commercials at Christmas, crying.

But after I’ve finished a box of tissues and pulled myself together, I feel a sense of calm and completeness. This is a book that will (I guarantee it) make you cry but it will change your life and your perspective about it at the same time. It will teach you lessons and make you think about things, tough things, which you may not have thought about before, but it will make you a better person after you do.

Morrie was a very wise man that truly knew what the important things in life were and he was so kind to share them with his mentee, Mitch Albom. I feel so lucky to be able to hear these trinkets of knowledge from this man and my only regret is that I never had the opportunity to meet him, as he seemed like someone that would light up a room.

This will be a book that you won’t soon forget and that you will be recommending to others to read for years to come. It can help you during tough times in your life or just be an enjoyable book to read in the good times. This book will inspire you and get you thinking. Overall, a great read! Will you be recommending it? 🙂 -Busy Brunette

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