Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson, 25th Anniversary Edition

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Crown, Jun 29, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A special 25th anniversary edition of the beloved book that has changed millions of lives with the story of an unforgettable friendship, the timeless wisdom of older generations, and healing lessons on loss and grief—featuring a new afterword by the author
 
“A wonderful book, a story of the heart told by a writer with soul.”—Los Angeles Times
 
“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.”
 
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, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it.
 
For Mitch Albom, that person was his college professor Morrie Schwartz.

Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn’t you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger?

Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man’s life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch 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. “The truth is, Mitch,” he said, “once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.”

Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie’s lasting gift with the world.
 

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A sportswriter reconnects with a professor from his college days after the professor is diagnosed with ALS. They talk about the meaning of life and the lessons learned through experience. Read full review

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Contents

THE SYLLABUS
5
THE STUDENT
14
THE ORIENTATION
26
THE CLASSROOM
32
TAKING ATTENDANCE
41
THE FIRST TUESDAY
48
THE SECOND TUESDAY
55
THE THIRD TUESDAY
62
THE AUDIOVISUAL PART TWO
69
THE FOURTH TUESDAY
80
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Mitch Albom is an internationally renowned author, screenwriter, playwright, nationally syndicated columnist, broadcaster, and musician. He is the author of six consecutive #1 New York Times bestsellers and his books have collectively sold more than thirty-five million copies in forty-five languages. Four of his books have been made into Emmy Award-winning and critically-acclaimed television movies. He has founded eight charities in Detroit and Haiti, where he operates an orphanage. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan.

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