Tuesdays with Morrie

By Mitch Albom,

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'Mitch Albom sees the magical in the ordinary' Cecelia Ahern

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, and…

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7 authors picked Tuesdays with Morrie as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Like many people, I first discovered Morrie on Nightline with Ted Koppel. Like many, I fell in love with his charm, courage, and determination to continue doing what was in his bones, teaching us what’s truly important in life.

Mitch Albom, his former student, shares many of Morrie’s lessons and his gift of uplifting others while facing his own death. I laughed, cried, and thanked Mitch and Morrie for sharing this gift with me.

My favorite question to ask anyone I meet, friend or stranger, is about a wisdom from an elder that guides them.

In fact, it’s the topic of my next book in the 30 Days series. Every time I ask, the person seems to have the answer at the tip of their tongue, almost waiting to share. That’s why this book is one of my favorites.

The author takes the time to ask his mentor about his life and lessons, the patience to listen and take it all in, and the generosity to share these wisdoms with the rest of us.…

The memoir written by Albom emphasizes the value of mentorship and the importance of nurturing such relationships. The book reminds me of my undergraduate professors, Adams and Frejer, who helped me understand the world from multiple perspectives, as well as giving me some sound advice to help me make my way through the world.

What would you do and what would you share with others if you only had months to live? This is the theme of the book Tuesdays with Morrie. In the book, terminally ill teacher shares his life lessons with readers. This book is not about death, it is about living life. Steve Jobs said, “Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent.” This book made me inhale life more deeply.

From Vitaliy's list on that bring meaning to your life.

If there is one book out there that I had to read over and over again, I would pick this one without a second thought. A life-changing book that everyone must read at least once in their life. A simple yet compelling story (based on the author’s experience) that is short yet long-lasting in terms of the effect it has on the reader.

Through this book, Morrie teaches you to appreciate your life, feel gratitude for all the little things and live life fully. He teaches you love, faith, acceptance, and laughter. But above all Morrie teaches you forgiveness. Not…

From Ashwini's list on those seeking a restart in life.

When my grandparents said, “no,” to my request to (cassette) record their sauerkraut-making memories and tales of their move to California during WWII, my heart constricted. It still hurts when I think about death permanently extinguishing their voices and stories. Tuesdays with Morrie is like the interview with my grandparents I’d envisioned. It’s wisdom, life lessons, and values - recipes for living a satisfying life - are imparted for future generations. Sadly, I missed this book when it first started making bestseller lists. It came to my awareness after I uploaded my Phineas Gage manuscript to a website providing artificial…

Because I strongly believe that a successful transition into a big life change is more about having a good attitude and positive outlook than any planning or logistics, here is another book to help make those important mental shifts.

Tuesdays with Morrie tells the powerful true story of the author’s time spent learning from his dying college professor who was a beloved mentor to him as a young man. Morrie candidly shares the most important lessons he learned throughout his life as well as what he was experiencing and thinking as a dying man. But the best part is how…

From Brooke's list on to inspire a big life change.

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