“Tuesdays with Morrie: an old man, young man, and life’s greatest lesson” by Mitch Albom is as a thriller as it is unconventional in concept and style. I can quickly remember a number of times that movies moved me to tears, but never had a book done that to me until when I was buried in the pages of this great book. What is more, nothing about me, especially my values, remained the same anymore. And I can tell you for a fact that Tuesdays with Morrie is a must read.
The book is more of a report than a prose or drama or motivational. Mitchell Albom took to reporting the proceedings and content of his life-transforming Tuesdays meeting with his dying professor, Morrie Schwartz. He introduces the book thus:
“The last class of my old professor’s life took place once a week in his house…. The class met on Tuesdays… The subject was the meaning of life. It was taught from experience. No grades were given… No books were required, yet many topics were covered, including love, work, community, family, ageing, forgiveness, and, finally, death… A funeral was held in lieu of graduation… the last class of my old professor’s life had only one student. I was the student.”
Mitch goes on to give a fitting description of his book in the following words:
“Although, no formal exam was given, you were expected to produce one long paper on what was learned. That paper is presented here” [i.e. the book Tuesdays with Morrie].
Let me spare you the rest of the book. I’ll love you to read it for yourself. Buy a copy on amazon or do a free Google PDF download.