Tuesdays With Morrie
Author: Mitch Albom
The Fourteen Tuesday Talks
5/5 - A Wonderful book and wise words from Morrie Schwartz
Mitch is Morrie's scribe for his wisdom. He talks to Morrie every Tuesday. Prior to Morrie, he was valuing material things, but Morrie helps him refocus on his life and especially his wife.
Morrrie is the subject of the book. He was a sociology professor at Brandeis University. He was diagnosed with ALS and in through his final weeks shared his wisdom to Mitch and later the world. He died Saturday, November 5, 1995.
Peter is Mitch's little brother who leaves his family to go to Spain when is diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer. Morrie eventually gets Mitch to reach out him, and they begin to rekindle their relationship at the end of the book.
Nightline and Morrie
"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
Albom, Mitch. Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest
Lesson. New York: Doubleday, 1997. 192. Print.