“Today's review is on Tuesdays With Morrie
A wonderful and touching story, Tuesdays With Morrie is a true account of the last weeks of Morrie Schwartz's life. Once a strong and life-loving man, Morrie is struck down with ALS; also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
As a professor at Brandeis University in Newton Mass., Morrie has always tried to teach his students to not only think "out of the box", but to learn the simple values of life like love and friendships. And now that he is facing his own death, those lessons become all the more poignant for one of his favorite students, Mitch Albom.
While in college, Mitch takes every class that Morrie teaches. And during that time, the two become more than just teacher and student, they become friends. And each Tuesday, they would meet for lunch and conversation. Their bond is so strong that upon Mitch's graduation, Morrie shed a few tears and asked that Mitch "keep in touch."
Not following through with his promise, Mitch spends the next sixteen years being one of the many rats in the rat race. He has the big income, he has the big house and fancy car, and he even has a beautiful and talented wife. But at what cost?
One evening while at home, Mitch hears his old friends name on TV, and hence the road to his "life's thesis" begins. Each Tuesday Mitch visits with Morrie, and it is through these visits that Mitch really understands the final lessons Morrie is teaching him. Lessons that change Mitch's life exponentially.
Tuesday's with Morrie is a fantastic lesson for us all. A lesson on life, friendship, love, compassion, forgiveness, and much much more. A lesson that humans world wide should learn. Perhaps if we did, the world wouldn't be in such a mess as it is. One can only hope.
5 of 5 stars
Available at Amazon”