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.
©1997 Mitch Albom; (P)2004 Time Warner AudioBooks
A brilliant story with such feeling. Mitch, you are inspirational.
Tuesdays with Morrie was given to me as a book by a now dear departed friend. Means so much more.
As soon as I purchased it, I started listening, and enjoyed each and every minute of it.
In my opinion, it is extremely well written and on the top of that the narration is outstanding, too.
It is great to listen to the story narrated by the author, and he reads the book beautfully.
This is a true story which makes the book even more special, I think.
Thought provoking, inspiring and the author makes you laugh here and there as well.
I hope you enjoy the book just as much as I did, if you decide to get it.
This book is not only packed full of life lessons, but is a wonderful story as well. It touches your heart.
Narration was outstanding.
I look for books with ideas on multiple levels, a good story, and a bit of fun.
Living and dying well provide many challenges that continue to baffle us. "Tuesdays with Morrie" gives some stimulating insights through the recounting of conversations between Mitch and his old college teacher Morrie as Morrie dies of Lou Gerig's disease. The book broaches difficult topics without unbelievable hype or off-putting sentimentality. It is a great listen.
Through Mitch Albom's words we meet a wonderful man and teacher, Morrie Schwartz, whose attitude towards life and his rapidly approaching death is inspiring.
Hearing Morrie and Mitch chat at the end of book really brings their relationship and Morrie himself to life
This story will have you thinking about your own life. Inspiring and thought provoking. You will not resist feeling sorry for Morrie yet you know he had a wonderfully full and exciting life. A tear will be shed.
"tuesdays with Morrie"
If my friend asked if she could borrow this book I would say no. I wouldn't even make excuses of feel guilty about it. I would rush online and buy her a copy to be sent as a random, but not truly altruistic, present. We both need our own copies, for this is a book to return to time and time again. This is no "I've read it, what's next?" book. This true story reminds me not only why I read but also why every 60 seconds of every minute is precious. An old college professor (Morrie) is dying of an incurable condition. In his final months a former student (Mitch) reaches out to him and they rekindle what was once a very profound relationship. We learn about Morrie's highly respected life before he got sick and how Mitch has been living in the fast lane, yet has seemingly lost his way. Despite promises Mitch hasn't kept in touch. He heard about Morrie's illness on TV. When Mitch loses his job he has the gift of time; that he chooses to spend this with his old ‘coach' for who time is so limited offers one of this book's profound teachings. We don't always appreciate the simple things in life. Mitch and Morrie settle into an old pattern of spending Tuesday's together in class. This time the classroom is Morrie's front room and the subject is The Meaning of life. The book flows effortlessly; it is almost poetic. Once we have settled into it, each chapter represents another Tuesday, and another lesson: "The tenth Tuesday we talk about Marriage." In some respects it is reminiscent of Kahlil Gibran's ‘The Prophet'. But this is a dialogue, not just with a wise man, but with a man acutely facing his own mortality. Morrie's gift is that he sees hims lucky; he sees opportunity when others would only see sadness. His learning has never stopped. Mitch too seems lucky as he has a second chance. ponder. If you want to explore what's important to a brave man, at the end of life's long journey, I urge you to read this book. Just don't go lending it to anyone.
"A great sweet kind wise little book."
Great book. Well read and highly recomended. Listened to it again very soon after reading first time.
"A Poignant Read!"
He has wonderful way of describing lifes experiences. He is full of wisdom and doesn't judge anyone in any shape or form.
I always love it when an author reads their very own book. You know that you are getting a true reflection on how they want you to view the book. Having listened to a couple of Mitch's books I always like the impressions he does of his characters, especially when he is delivering a particular humourous part of the story. Mitch certainly didn't fail in this book with his impersonations of Morrie.
It would have to be towards the end of the book when Morrie was dying. Despite Morrie being very uncomfortable with his illness it was moving to hear how he was so calm and composed throughout this time and certainly not afraid to die. It gave me some peace and understanding into the circle of life.
It had me hooked from the first moment.
Morrie.........silly question really considering who the book was about.
Natural delivery of each word
Morrie had an amazing outlook on life, life is there to be lived and I'm delighted I got that msg from Morrie.
My Dancing will never be the same .
"This book made me cry!"
I got this book because it was required reading for my book club and I didn't quite know what to expect. It is not the sort of book I would usually listen to but I really found it to be a very special book. It spoke to me on so many levels and offered thoughts and aphorisms which I really found to be quite profound.
I found the last visit by Mitch Albom to 'coach' was so moving that I remember it very well. It is beautifully described and did in fact reduce me to tears I also thought that the inscription for the headstone 'Teacher 'til the last' was very, very accurate.
I like the gentle self examination of this simple and complicated relationship and how it works into his own life both in the past and at the time of the last thesis but I found the real recordings as the end of the book particularly moving.
For me it was too intense to listen all in one sitting. I found that I needed to digest it in several bites.
I don't know if enjoy is quite the word to describe how this book felt to me. I am glad I listened to the book, I certainly felt that I learned things from it. Perhaps because of my own personal circumstances it touched me deeply but I genuinely believe it is an interesting and instructive book with a deep insight into life, friendship and courage but it is not prosy it is written with humour and insight and I would recommend anyone looking for a book with depth to listen to this book and judge for themselves.
"Food for thought"
One of the best audiobooks I have ever listened to. I also have this book in paperback and gifted it to many friends over the years. I never get tired of listening to it and just love the story and how you walk away seeing your life different than you did before.
The fact the book makes you sit up and take note of your life, it inspires you to action. It reminds us how short life is and is a constant reminder of out own mortality.
It takes you on a roller coaster of emotions but overall it leaves you feeling good about the future.
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