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Tuesdays with Morrie-Book Review

Tuesdays with Morrie-Book Review, written by Mitch Albom

Book : Tuesdays with Morrie

Author - Mitch Albom

Genre Biographical, Philosophical novel, Memoir

My rating : 5/5

Plot summary:

Plot Summary:

Summary taken from Good reads/Wikipedia:

Albom is a successful sports columnist for the Detroit Free Press. After seeing his former sociology professor Morrie Schwartz appear on Nightline, Albom phones Schwartz, and is prompted to travel to Massachusetts to visit him. An ensuing newspaper strike allows Albom to visit Schwartz every week, on Tuesdays. The book recounts each of the fourteen visits Albom made to Schwartz, supplemented with Schwartz's lectures, life experiences, and interspersed with both flashbacks and allusions to contemporary events.

After being diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Morris final days are spent giving his former student Mitch his final lesson of life. The novel is divided into 14 different "days" that Mitch Albom spent with his professor Morrie. Throughout these days, Mitch and Morrie discuss various topic important to life and living. The novel also recounts Mitch's memories of Morrie as a professor

 

I heard the unabridged audiobook, narrated by Albom and Mitch has done a great job reading his book well.It also includes some original conversations between Mitch and Morrie.

Thoughts:

It was a short but thought provoking read.
To begin with, the disease ALS and its effects on the person suffering brings a chill to your bones. But the positivity Morrie has, being fully aware he is going to die soon is infectious!

Like the thought of having a living funeral, sounds crazy but makes so much sense. To know the loving words your close knit will say, when you are gone. Definitely soothes the aching soul when you know your days will end soon.
His thoughts on people being emotionally vulnerable, men who think its not Manly to cry, is so simple but perfectly sums up the current generation's emotional status.

"It's natural for you to show your emotional side to people, it's perfectly ok to cry.
You are afraid to feel things deeply."

Always on the run to new things, new adventures, we often tend to forget that "the next car, next job and those are empty too".

Another quote that made me think was:

Stop renew, stop renew that is human

Morrie mentions ,"no such thing as too late in life, so always listen to your loved ones talk as if it was the last time you heard them speak". This is what we tend to neglect in life, Saying "i love you" to our family, or listening to close ones speak. You never know when it will actually be the last time you see or hear them.

This is one such books, which i will come back to ,when i need to ponder on random things in life.

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Quoted:

Death ends a life, not a relationship. All the love you created is still there. All the memories are still there. You live on- in the hearts of everyone you have touched and nurtured while you were here

 

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