Book Title: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
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, 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. (Description from Goodreads.com)
Review: Tuesdays with Morrie beautifully shows the pain of losing someone. Mitch, a young adult, is completely caught up in his life of career, love, and money until he meets his former teacher, Morrie. During the last few weeks of Morrie’s life, Mitch and Morrie are again united. Every Tuesday Mitch comes to Morrie and brings him food and company. Morrie teaches him a new life lesson every week which changes Mitch’s life forever. These lessons are his final class from Morrie and they occur exactly when and where they used to in his college times, which I thought was very cool. Some of the lessons were: Regrets, death, aging, and forgiveness.
I think this story shows how the love between two people sometimes never changes over time, and there’s that tiny bit of hope for love. Morrie’s insight on some of the things are really hard to get now a days, so I believe that everyone needs this book in their lives. The lessons are so deep and it would be very hard for a person to get these thoughts and ideas from any other place. It really opens up this whole new world where feelings, thoughts, emotions, and internal love is more powerful than materialistic things. It teaches us that we shouldn’t let simple things get away from us because of life.
Tuesdays with Morrie is heavy and heartfelt, but also there’s a little bit of humor. Morrie teaches us to view the world from a completely different perspective. He makes us realize that we should be blessed for all the things in our lives. Every second is precious for Morrie because he never knows when his last second is. Honestly, that’s true for every human being because we never really know when our last breath is going to be. Emotions from the book are so easily felt. It’s hard not to be completely speechless after the book. The type of speechless where you feel like no word can compare to how you feel, where you feel a brighter spark inside of you. Every word is love, broken, empty, joy, and everything in between. I really recommend this book to every person out there because everyone has some lessons to learn from Morrie, and everyone deserves to have a word from Morrie.