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Tuesdays With Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson

Format:  Paperback,

208 pages

Publisher: Random House Inc

Publish Date: Oct 2002

ISBN-13: 9780767905923

ISBN-10: 076790592X

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It's been ten years since Mitch Albom first shared the wisdom of Morrie Schwartz with the world. Now-twelve million copies later-in a new afterword, Mitch Albom reflects again on the meaning of Morrie's life lessons and the gentle, irrevocable impact of their Tuesday sessions all those years ago. . .
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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, 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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Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: Oct 2002
ISBN-13: 9780767905923
ISBN-10: 076790592X
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 208
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.35
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.0 x 7.25 x 0.5
Walmart No.: 076790592

About the author

Biography of Albom, Mitch

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.

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (2005-02-15)

Tuesdays with Morrie is the best-selling inspirational true story of Albom and the discussions he had with his dying sociology professor and mentor, Morrie Schwartz. The topic is life, and Schwartz has profound advice for his former student. The author does an excellent job reading his book; we can hear Schwartz getting weaker physically through the narrator's pauses and speech intonations. Highly recommended for all public libraries.

-Ilka Gordon, Medical Lib., Fairview General Hosp., Cleveland

Book description

It's been ten years since Mitch Albom first shared the wisdom of Morrie Schwartz with the world. Now-twelve million copies later-in a new afterword, Mitch Albom reflects again on the meaning of Morrie's life lessons and the gentle, irrevocable impact of their Tuesday sessions all those years ago...

_____

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.

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5★ by 12reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Tuesdays with Morrie If i was to tell you that this book was good, I'd probably be lying, because to be honest this book was amazing. If you're someone who hates reading or has trouble choosing a book, I would say look no further because this book is great for anyone and everyone. The book basically starts off with Mitch graduating college and moving on with his life, he promises his professor that he would come back every Tuesday to have lunch with him. He gets so caught up with work and life that he doesn't show up. After almost 20 years, Mitch finds out that his old professor is going to die because of ALS (Lou Gheng disease), so he decides to go visit his professor Morrie. When he gets there, they talk and Morrie decides to give Mitch one last class, about everything, life, religion, families, dealing with our paths, making career choices and deciding what is important in life. Mitch promised Morrie he'd come back every Tuesday and so he did, as Morrie's final days came closer, Mitch starts learning a lot and gets so much closer to Morrie and is sad that he will be leaving them soon. Mitch then realizes how much Morrie and life really means and learns to take chances, etc. For someone who doesn't even like to read, I loved this book and couldn't put it down, it was definitely a page turner. I would recommend this book to any age groups and pass it on to your loved ones because it teaches you a meaningful life lesson. 11/30/2010
Rated 5 out of 5★ by heartfelt& uplifting Im not a reader what so ever, but when i pick up Mitch Alboms books, it becomes impossible to put it down. Ive read The 5 people you meet in heaven and now, tuesdays with Morrie. I would reccomend Mitch's books to anyone, young or old. I find myself smiling or even crying while reading these books. I can always relate to the messages hes trying to send out, which in Tuesdays with Morrie~ you dont know what youve got until its gone.Tuesdays with morrie is about the relationship between a professor and a college student which was able to withstand 16 years of being seperated. When Mitch, a tv host hears about his former teacher coming down with ALS on the news, he calls him. Mitch began meeting with Morrie every tuesday until this beloved man is taken from Mitch. This sincere and profound book will teach you the genuine meaning of life and lead you the way to an unforgetful life. 11/28/2010
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Wonderful Book I'm not really a reader, but my sister told me that she thought I would enjoy reading Tuesday's with Morrie. Well, I read the book & thought it was great. I didn't want to put it down. At times it made me cry, but like my sister said that everybody could use a good cry. Everyone should read this book, not only the elderly. It makes you really look at your own self. 01/14/2010
Rated 4 out of 5★ by Great book Mitch Albom, the book's narrator recalls his college days and his friendship with his college professor who he took many classes with at Brandeis University in the spring of 1979. After he was granted with his diploma Mitch promises to stay in touch wih his favorite professor and to visit frequently. Years afer graduation he hears about his favorite college professor being diagnosed with ALS. A disease which doesnt change the elderly mans joyful and willing soul but over time cripples his body to a point where he must stop doing things including one of his favorite hobbies dancing. Later in life mitch is flipping through papers and sees his old professor and decides to visit. These two see eachother every tuesday sharing life lessons and helping eachother possibly to the death. This heart warming story was a great read and I encourage anyone with some extra time to be sure to get this book. You will enjoy it, I know i did. 11/30/2010
Rated 4 out of 5★ by Grandson loved it My grandson asked for it for Christmas. He enjoys reading and he was very happy to receive it.Was received on time, and in good condition. 01/05/2011
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Very touching book. Highly recommend to everyone. 11/30/2008
Rated 4 out of 5★ by Heartwarming! Touching! A detailed and intimate look into an extremely rare bond between professor & student; reminds us of the value we should give our own student-teacher relationships! 04/02/2010
Rated 4 out of 5★ by Just as expected This book was delivered in perfect condition. I have not read it yet. But I have read 2 other Mitch Albom books that are wonderful. I am looking forward to reading this one a lot.The other 2 have such an inspirational story. The way he puts the chapters, not numbered like most books, make it easy to read and follow. 02/19/2011
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