Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

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23 Critic Reviews

This book, small and easily digested, stopping just short of the maudlin and the mawkish, is on the whole sincere, sentimental, and skillful.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

A classic from the author of The First Phone Call from Heaven

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, helped you see the world as a more profound place, 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 twenty years ago.

Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger?

Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with 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.

Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.


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About Mitch Albom

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Mitch Albom was born on May 23, 1958 in Passaic, New Jersey. He graduated from Brandeis University in 1979 with a degree in sociology and earned his Master's degrees in journalism and business administration from Columbia University in New York City. Albom is a best-selling author, nationally syndicated newspaper columnist for the Detroit Free Press, nationally syndicated radio host for ABC and flagship station WJR-AM in Detroit, and television commentator. He is the author of several bestselling books, including Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven. Oprah Winfrey produced a major television movie for ABC based on Tuesdays with Morrie that aired in 1999 and won four Emmy Awards in 2000. The Five People You Meet in Heaven and For One More Day were also turned into popular ABC television movies. Albom has been named the #1 Sports Columnist in the Nation by the sports editors of America. During his storied career, he has received more than 100 writing awards from AP, UPI, Headliners Club, and National Sportswriters and Broadcasters Associations, as well as had his work appear in numerous publications, such as Sports Illustrated, GQ, Sport, The New York Times, TV Guide, and USA Today. Albom hosts two radio talk shows for ABC. He broadcasts from WJR-AM in Detroit The Mitch Albom Show and The Mitch Albom Show on the Weekend. The Monday Sports Albom, a sports interview program, has hosted guests from President Gerald Ford to Wayne Gretzky to Dennis Rodman. Albom is a panelist on ESPN's Sports Reporters and a regular contributing commentator to that network. Albom has also twice served as a network Olympic commentator, for ABC's Good Morning, America during the Atlanta Games and for the CBS Early Show from the Games in Sydney, Australia. Albom is an accomplished songwriter, lyricist, screenwriter, and playwright. He has founded two charities in the metropolitan Detroit area. The Dream Fund, which Albom founded in 1989, allows disadvantaged children to become involved with the arts and A Time to Help, founded in 1998, brings volunteers together once a month to tackle various projects in Detroit, including staffing shelters, building homes with Habitat for Humanity, and operating meals on wheels programs for the elderly. Albom serves on the boards of various charities, including CATCH (Caring Athletes Team for Children's and Henry Ford Hospitals), Forgotten Harvest, and Michigan Hospice Organization. In 1999 he was named National Hospice Organization's Man of the Year.
 
Published June 29, 2007 by Broadway Books. 210 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Self Help, Law & Philosophy, Literature & Fiction, History, Parenting & Relationships, Political & Social Sciences, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Computers & Technology. Non-fiction
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All: 23 | Positive: 21 | Negative: 2

Kirkus

Good
on May 20 2010

This book, small and easily digested, stopping just short of the maudlin and the mawkish, is on the whole sincere, sentimental, and skillful.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Aug 18 1997

Far from being awash in sentiment, the dying man retains a firm grasp on reality. An emotionally rich book and a deeply affecting memorial to a wise mentor, who was 79 when hedied in 1995.

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Examiner

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Reviewed by Whitney Bell on Feb 10 2014

Readers of Tuesdays with Morrie who start living better because of an acceptance of death and dying, will likely see Morrie in every pink hibiscus plant they encounter from the day they finish the book forward.

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BellaOnline

Excellent
Reviewed by Jori Reijonen on Sep 03 2014

If you have not read this book, I highly recommend that you read it. If it has been awhile since you last read this book, I would recommend that you read it again.

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BellaOnline

Good
Reviewed by Dr JOY Madden on Jan 28 2014

‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ would be of interest to anyone who is afraid of death or dying, or to anyone who is close to someone who is dying.

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The Daily Fig

Excellent
Reviewed by Adam on Aug 17 2011

This book elicits such emotion from its readers; I could feel every tear rolling down my face and soaked up each little story like a sponge.

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CNN.com

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Reviewed by Stephanie Bowen on Sep 03 2014

Morrie speaks to every person because he is every person. He has led a simple yet meaningful life that inspires you to live yours to the fullest.

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Teen Ink

Above average
Reviewed by Liv_Your_Life on Jan 28 2014

My personal perspective on death has changed as well. Tuesdays with Morrie opened my eyes to the idea that death isn’t all that bad. It’s going to happen to all of us at some point...

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Teen Ink

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Reviewed by Bapalapa2 on Jan 28 2014

Albom tries tospend as much time as possible with him, but realizes Morrie has taught himeverything he needs to know: to be humble; to be a good husband, and to be anawesome writer. Tuesdays with Morrie is definitely a must-read.

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Teen Ink

Excellent
Reviewed by Bella-Faye on Jan 28 2014

Tuesdays With Morrie is a book that every one should read. It is the story of an old, dying professor and how he impacts a struggling young man even when he was dying...Morrie had a special light within himself, that continues shine even through his death.

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Teen Ink

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Reviewed by BandGeekAndProud on Jan 28 2014

...Tuesdays With Morrie gave me a new perspective on life. Morrie Schwartz touched my life even after his death through Albom's simple, elegant memoir.

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Teen Ink

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Reviewed by blablahblog on Jan 28 2014

The admirable spirit demonstrated by both and the difficulties of saying good-bye make this story hard to forget.

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EzineArticles

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Reviewed by Jeremiah S. Evangelista on May 15 2012

It is a really great story. For me, to be so engrossed in a book that I would not put it down says something about the book and the author.

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EzineArticles

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Reviewed by Migel Jayasinghe on Jun 17 2011

The result of faithfully recording the exchanges between professor and attentive student is a book that is of such universal appeal, that it touches the heart strings of every reader. No wonder it became a best-seller.

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Reviewed by Pascasio JR Felisilda on Dec 05 2010

The story itself touched a nerve to anyone who heard the story...The book is not about dying. It was about living and making the most of our lives.

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Brothers Judd

Below average
on Nov 13 1999

Morrie Schwartz seems to have been a decent old guy, perhaps more decent than most. ALS is a crappy disease and I'm sorry he fell prey to it. He faced his own mortality with grace and good humor. But he had little of substance to offer those of us who were left behind and because of that the book lacks the expected payoff.

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Book Review Circle

Excellent
Reviewed by Sheetal on Jan 09 2014

We have millions of books and articles that talk about love, death, fear, marriage and culture. But this book is clearly different from all the others. The main reason being it is a true story and speaks through experience. Every sentence in the book connected with me and kept me gripped all the way till the end.

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The Blue Bookcase

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Reviewed by Liesl on May 30 2011

It's probably some heavier material, since it does involve death, but being a pretty sensitive person myself, I recommend everyone reads it.

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Reviewed by Melissa Glenn on Jan 31 2014

If ever there was a book that made you want to get in touch with the family and friends you haven’t seen in years it is this one!

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Reviewed by eryana09 on Jan 28 2014

I find that there is a morale to this story that all of us we can learn. We can like share this magical of a story in order to understand how the inkling between the elderly and the youngsters. This is a valuable book and I will look forward to reading it again.

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Reviewed by pround_pinoy on Jan 28 2014

Tuesdays with Morrie, written by acclaimed author Mitch Albom, is one of those few inspirationals that kept me reading until the last page.

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Excellent
Reviewed by Ellen11 on Jan 28 2014

Although it’s been read by several, I can’t speak highly enough of this book...It is appropriate for all races, genders, and ages, although I feel it is especially meaningful to people likeme who have parents that are getting older.

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Reading to Know

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Reviewed by Carrie on May 09 2007

Whatever sounded good, insightful and peaceful was something that Schwartz would latch onto. However, without Christ there is no peace. When viewed in a Godless light - Mr. Schwartz really offered the world......nothing.

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