Book Review : Tuesdays with Morrie

Author : Mitch Albom

Genre : Self-help, Inspirational.

Rating : 4/5

Mitch Albom is one of those millions of people who are lost somewhere in the monotony of life. A sports columnist by profession, he has reduced his life to a mere rat-chase. He is vehemently engrossed in his professional life, ignoring his wife and all the other little things that once held an importance in his life; pricking every single bubble that ever dared to glide. He does not have the slightest hint of what he has been missing out on life until one day, he comes across a TV interview of his former professor, Morrie Schwartz. Morrie was suffering from ALS and was counting the last days of his life. Mitch is, at once, reminded of his days at school and the promise he made to Morrie to stay in touch and he sets out to see his old dying Professor. “Coach”, as Mitch calls Morrie, still edifies him every Tuesday about Life’s little but great lessons.

“Tuesdays with Morrie” is a true account of rediscovering oneself, through the words of Morrie, in the ocean of life. It’s a book that teaches you about the value of life in the context of death. Bit by bit, as the chapters unfold, you smile and you cry, and by the time you reach the end of the book, you know what really matters. And it gets you thinking about the aspects of life that you have never really thought of before. Honestly, this 192-page text is beyond a mere book; it envelops a beautiful relationship between a teacher and his student and the precious, wise and yet simple expressions of a magnanimous soul in a decaying body that just cannot be “reviewed”. Brimming with sweetness amidst the bitter truth, Tuesdays with Morrie is a feel-good book that will leave you a little better than you already are. 🙂

P.S. You can get an e-book here. Hope you enjoy reading 🙂


2 thoughts on “Book Review : Tuesdays with Morrie

  1. Its a fantastic book to read… had read it last half a decade ago… its still fresh in my mind as if it was just yesterday… Rather the day before – TUESDAY!

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