Sunday, 10 April 2011

Book ~ "Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson" (2002) Mitch Albom

From Amazon ~ This true story about the love between a spiritual mentor and his pupil has soared to the bestseller list for many reasons. For starters: it reminds us of the affection and gratitude that many of us still feel for the significant mentors of our past. It also plays out a fantasy many of us have entertained: what would it be like to look those people up again, tell them how much they meant to us, maybe even resume the mentorship? Plus, we meet Morrie Schwartz, a one of a kind professor, whom the author describes as looking like a cross between a biblical prophet and Christmas elf. And finally we are privy to intimate moments of Morrie's final days as he lies dying from a terminal illness. Even on his deathbed, this twinkling-eyed mensch manages to teach us all about living robustly and fully. Kudos to author and acclaimed sports columnist Mitch Albom for telling this universally touching story with such grace and humility.

I read this book years ago and enjoyed it. I have it on my Kobo so thought I'd read it again.

It's a nice reminder to live life as fully as you can. Even as Morrie was dying of ALS and his body was failing him, he never lost his spirit. This book recounts Morrie and Mitch's conversations about acceptance, communication, love, values, openness and happiness.

The book was written to help pay for Morrie's medical bills and you can check out the author's site for the book here.


Cindy said...

That is a great read, our girls gave it to us for Christmas several years ago.

highheeledlife said...

I really enjoyed reading this book too! HHL

Isabel said...

I read this one a while ago. I thought it was ok. Have you seen the movie?