Author: Mitch Albom
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 gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago.
Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded. Wouldn’t you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you?
Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man’s life. Knowing he was dying of ALS – or motor neurone disease – Mitch visited Morrie in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final ‘class’: lessons in how to live.
In one of the classes in college, we were shown the movie “Tuesdays with Morrie”. I really enjoyed the movie and was determined to find the book. So, when the book was finally in my hands, I wasted no time to start reading it and just as expected, the book was better than the movie.
More than anything, the book shows a relationship between the old and the youth, it forces us to sit back and think if there is any actual worth of everything that we hold value. Mitch is climbing the corporate ladder, and just like everyone else, he is gaining success at the cost of being alive. It is only when he meets his old professor, Prof. Morrie that he starts to realize what is the meaning of life.
They meet every Tuesday to talk and each chapter is dedicated to these talks. The talks are profound and forces you to think.
If you like casual philosophy, this is the book for you. I rate this book a 4 out of 4.