Book Review: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

Monday, October 22, 2012

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
(Started: August 07, 2010; Finished: August 12, 2010)

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. Now the best-selling memoir of all time, Tuesdays with Morrie began as a modest labor of love to help pay some of Schwartz’s medical bills. Today, the book has sold more than 14 million copies in more than 50 editions around the world. (From Shelfari)
Review: 5 stars
Source: Borrowed from a friend
Shelf: Goodreads, Shelfari
Available on: Amazon
It was really inspiring. It will give the readers new philosophies or perspectives in life. It  will give you the strength to actually face our fear of dying or the thought of death. We always see death as a negative thing. But after you read this book, Morrie will make you realize that it can also turn out to be the opposite.

I guess I agree with Morrie. I remember my late grandmother again. She didn't need material things to make her feel better and special. All she needed was her family and friends. The love and care we showed her until her last breath. That was one of the things Morrie is pointing out to Mitch that power and money doesn't matter when you are dying. What will matter in the end is the people; the love and care you will receive from the people around you.

Sound snippets:
Yesterday by Beatles
Yesterday by Beatles/The Beatles on Grooveshark
Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away
Now it looks as though they're here to stay
Oh, I believe in yesterday

All You Need Is Love by Beatles
All You Need Is Love by Beatles/The Beatles on Grooveshark
Nothing you can make that can't be made
No one you can save that can't be saved
Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you in time
It's easy
All you need is love

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