Tuesdays With Morrie

Author: Mitch Albom

Story/Plot

Mitch Albom hears that Morrie Schwartz, his beloved college professor who he has not seen for over 20 years, has been diagnosed with ALS and his months to live. Mitch, knowing that Morrie was dying, decides to see every Tuesday leading up to his death. Mitch, at the time, does not realize he is a student of Morrie's last class: A lesson on how to live.

The Fourteen Tuesday Talks

Mitch and Morrie meet once a week in Newton, Massachusetts. Every time Morrie and Mitch meet, it is on a Tuesday. Each Tuesday, they talk about a different subject, ranging from marriage to emotions to death. Morrie gives Mitch what he thinks about on each subject. With death knocking on the door for Morrie, Morrie is preparing and most importantly accepting death with his talks with Mitch.

5/5 - A Wonderful book and wise words from Morrie Schwartz

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Nightline and Morrie

Back in the 90's, there was a series on ABC called Nightline, which did episodes with Morrie towards Morrie's death. Ted Koppel, the host, even became entranced in Morrie. Morrie got to share with the world his knowledge. The episodes are still online today.
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Quotes/Themes

"Love each other or perish." -Morrie quoting his favorite poet, Auden.


"The truth is... We all yearn in some way to return to those days when we completely taken care of - unconditional love, unconditional attention." -Morrie on the fear of aging


"...how we think, what we value- those you must choose for yourself. You can't let anyone- or any society- determine this for you." -Morrie on culture