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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.

©1997 Mitch Albom (P)2004 Time Warner AudioBooks

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Beau-ti-ful Story!!

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.

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How to live... and how to die

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.
Great

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An outstanding book

This book is not only packed full of life lessons, but is a wonderful story as well. It touches your heart.

Narration was outstanding.

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Pragmatic words on difficult issues

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.

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This was brilliant...Full of life lessons

This is such a good book. Postponed reading it for years and finally decided to listen so that I get to it...and I'm so glad I finally did! The listen with Mitchs voice makes it very real, you feel immersed. A blessing of a book, would recommend it to all.

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Mortality

We live as if we will never die and die as if we have never lived. A very touching and moving story. We are so engrossed with life that we fail to realize that one day we will all die. According to Wordsworth, getting and spending we lay waste our powers.

This book forced me to think more about my own mortality. I was forced to think about life's meanings.

The advice given by Morris makes so much sense to me. 1) Love our family 2) Help our community 3) Get involve in something greater than us, that is leave a legacy.

I strongly recommend this book.

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so touching..

theres just so much to grasp in this book.. im going to do this again.

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moving and thought provoking<br />

I was worried at first not knowing how I would react to a story that I knew was very sad. having now completed the book I'm glad I read it. this heartfelt account of a dying man is a must read - because it's real.

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Best book ever

This is the best book ever.
Love the fact that it is narrated by Mitch Albom...
His love for Morrie reflects in his voice...
Awesome book!

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Inspiring, Brutally Honest, Challenging Status Quo

Inspiring, Brutally Honest, Challenging Status Quo. Beautifully narrated. Simple language. Loved it! Will keep in my library for ever.

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  • MS
  • 04-14-13

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.

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  • MarkPT
  • 06-15-16

Hmmmmm

Selected on the back of the great reviews and as someone who likes to learn in life, improve myself and others around me, I thought it would be a great choice.

I'm sort of left a bit perplexed. For sure it was someone's experience and story but I felt something was missing- whether it was he structure of the chapters I don't know, but felt it could have been laid out better with "life's lessons"
The only take away I can see are;
- death comes to all, enjoy what you have
- don't live in the past

Wanted to enjoy it more but felt something was missing.

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  • David
  • 06-28-12

A great sweet kind wise little book.

Great book. Well read and highly recomended. Listened to it again very soon after reading first time.

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  • Jon
  • 06-06-18

The meaning of living

I enjoyed this, you will too, especially if you are you caught up a life that's not meant to be for you

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  • A. Cooper
  • 04-13-18

Moving and life affirming

This is a book I've waited many years to hear/read. Having read several other Mitch Albom books I was curious but knew that I would be moved as I had been by The Five People You Meet In Heaven and The Time Keeper. I was not disappointed. On the face of it, the story line appears morbid - an account of a dying man's last few weeks. However, the contrary is true. I found it to be a celebration of life laced with the simple wisdom of a natural teacher granted the time to pass on his most profound and important lessons. A masterpiece.

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  • Mrs. Fiona Jones
  • 03-28-18

My Favourite book of all time.

Read this as a younger person and again more recently as Audio. i find it very comforting and soothing to lisren to over anf over . Incredibly good story with valuable lessons for all and Narration is superb. . ' Giving is Living' will stay with me for life . i will share this book to my teenagers . i hope they will listen . A book to reflect on and re-read as a soothere /comforting at times of difficulties .

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  • Mags Murphy
  • 02-25-18

STUNNING

A Lesson in life that everyone should take. Beautifully told. I felt like I was in the room with Morrie at all times

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  • McEwang1
  • 08-28-17

Fantastic view of life between a Coach and his Student. Really warm and full of beautiful life lessons

Thoroughly enjoyed this audio book . The author shares details of his relationship with his College coach and how they met up again when his Coach was diagnosed with a terminal illness. His Coach then began coaching him in how to live life authentically and with passion and by your own beliefs .

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-09-17

Please join the class :)

Profound and realistic tear-jerker. Short and far more impressive than I ever would have thought. A must for any and all imho.

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  • John
  • 06-13-17

Recommended

I have read a couple of Mitch Albom's books (Five People, The Time Keeper, Have a little faith), and of course this title has come up many a time as one of his best works. It is indeed a lovely read, very reflective and philosophical with a good dosage of optimism.

Performance wasn't great if I'm honest, but it's always a preference to have the author themselves read their work.

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  • Amber Johnston
  • 08-09-16

Love it

I recently heard Mitch present at a seminar for 1600 chiropractors in San Francisco and he moved the whole crowd with the way he told the story. I was moved to listen to Mitch tell the whole story, and to hear Mitch and Morrie speaking on the recording at the end was absolutely something else.

I feel like I know Morrie and Mitch. It's hard to get that from reading a story.

I'd recommend this to people of all ages. It's like a real life 7 habits of highly successful people, but with absolute focus on the humanity of life.

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  • Dean Rzechta
  • 07-18-18

Everything I thought it would be - A life essential

Wow. To say I was moved by this book feels like an understatement. The beautiful simplicity of Morrie's teachings are a reminder of how we get so caught up in this world. Namingly with ourselves. Everybody should read this as their right of passage into the world! An essential. I bawled my eyes out and I still would have listened if it was much longer !
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-17-18

Life changing

This book is definitely worth a read. I had read it twice and it has taught me more every time.

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  • carol
  • 03-25-18

Life’s Lessons

This is an amazing book, I believe everyone should read this not just once but to keep revisiting it to really digest the lessons. It is all about love and service to others and that’s all there is.......nothing else matters.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-11-17

Great classic book a must read for everyone

What did you like most about Tuesdays with Morrie?

Acceptance of fate

Who was your favorite character and why?

Morrie he was a life teacher

What about Mitch Albom’s performance did you like?

His commitment to telling Morrie's story

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh and cried

Any additional comments?

A must read

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  • Amanda
  • 10-02-16

Poignant

Morrie was a teacher to the end. What an amazing man who , had the capacity to make people feel special. Mitch was fortunate to have such an influential teacher / coach in his life.
Wonderful audiobook. I recommend to everyone who is looking for the meaning of life and death.