Lessons: Tuesdays with Morrie

If you have a Bucket List for Books, please add this book to it. ~ This is one of the rare books I finished reading within 24 hours of starting it. For those of you who like Randy Pausch’s The Last Lecture, you should like this book. I bought this book for someone I love. I decided to read it first so I have the credibility to ‘force’ him to read it.

It has ended up touching me and causing me to rethink my relationships. It has given me a new perspective about my purpose in life and how differently I should go about my day job. And most of all, it’s fascinating that a secular book about a longtime agnostic (because I was one for decades) can help increase my faith in my faith.

If there is such a thing like a bucket list for books to read before you die, this book has got to make that list.

~ Review by Tang Li Chow

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I am coming late to the party here. Happy to be here now! Regarding the review above – I say yes to having a bucket list for books to read before you die and I agree that this book hits that list for sure!

Tuesdays with Morrie was first published in 1997. I had heard about it via Oprah 10 years ago but didn’t get reading it until this past week. And…it was a prompt from Oprah once again by interviewing the author Mitch Albom on her Super Soul Sunday show. (See clip below)

One section of the book I really liked was about family. Whenever anyone asked Morrie about whether they should have children or not, his response was, “There is no experience like having children…If you want the experience of having complete responsibility for another human being, and to learn how to love and bond in a deeper way, then you should have children.”

A special 20th anniversary edition of the beloved international bestseller that changed millions of lives

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.

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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 reconnected with 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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Review by a Kindle Customer ~ Live with love ~A book that’ll make you pause and zoom out to take a good look at where you are in life. A book that’ll make you zoom in to study the intimate details of your heart and think about how to refine it. The compassionate and raw teachings of the love and importance of humanity by Morrie Schwartz is beautifully captured by Albom along with lovely metaphors of how Morrie’s wisdom has “settled like snowfall around the world”

A book that’ll make you want to live your life differently, with purpose, and most importantly – with love.

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