Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom


Sarah Lyle, Staff Writer

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom is a sensational book that rocked our nation in 1997 when it was first published. In life, everyone has someone that is there to guide them and aid them in times of need. This person could be a parent or a sibling. For Mitch Albom, this person was his college professor.

In Tuesdays With Morrie, Mitch is reunited with his professor after 20 years of not being in touch. When Mitch hears about Morrie, he instantly goes out to see his old friend, but how did he hear about him? One night, when Mitch was watching TV, he came across the Nightline channel, where Morrie was being interviewed by Ted Koppel. Morrie was on the news because he was doing something that had never been done before. He was slowly dying from Lou Gehrig’s disease (Or ALS), and he was letting the world watch him die. In other words, he was walking the final bridge from life to death, and he was narrating the journey.

When Mitch and Morrie are reunited, Morrie starts his final class with his lifelong friend. He talks about death and life, marriage and children, culture, and religion. After Morrie’s death, Mitch decides to publish the book that Morrie had always talked about writing. And that book is what we have today, Tuesdays With Morrie.

I strongly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys biographies, memoirs, or philosophical fiction. Even if you like none of those things, I still recommend that you read the book. I would say that it is life-changing.

*Authors note: Tuesdays With Morrie is a true story.