Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
Tuesdays with Morrie is a novel about a professor who has contracted an awful, debilitating disease. This disease causes the professor to slowly lose all muscle control until he is restricted in his bed and can barely talk. Because of a “Nightline” special that was produced about Morrie, Morrie’s former student, Mitch finds out about his favorite professor’s unfortunate situation. Even though it has been sixteen years since Mitch graduated, he flies to see his favorite professor. Surprisingly, even though Morrie knows he is dying a very awful and painful death, he is at peace with the fact of his fate. As they talk, Morrie finds out that Mitch has become caught up in the superficial part of life. At the end of their first visit, Morrie asks Mitch to come back. This is the beginning of their weekly Tuesday lessons. These lessons aren’t the same as the previous sociology classes that Morrie taught. These lessons are about life. All the lessons that a wise old man has learned throughout his lifetime are condensed and given to Mitch every Tuesday. Topics like family, forgiveness, greed, and of course, death are discussed. As time progresses, so does the disease. They call this book their last thesis. It’s a collection of all the things that Morrie wants his students to know, and through this book he shares his wisdom with the world.
This book can be found in the media center by looking up the call number 92 SCH. It reads like a journal, and is very personal. It is a very emotional and touching book that brought tears to my eyes multiple times. Once I started it, I didn’t want to put it down and even wished that it was longer at the end. If you are looking for a great read definitely pick up a copy of Tuesdays with Morrie!
~Jessica S., Class of ’11
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