Hello everyone, so after the review of my all-time favorite book, To Kill a Mockingbird, I am doing another book review and it is the book that got me into reading – Tuesdays With Morrie.
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 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, 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 writing style of this book is simple, easy to understand yet very heartfelt. Every chapter is a turn of events as well as leaving remarkable lessons.
Morrie Schwartz is a sociology professor, who battles with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Mitch Albom, the author, is his former student who promised to keep in touch with him after graduation. Morrie and Mitch meet every Tuesday to discuss the most important subject: life.
The story focuses on life lessons shared by Morrie to Mitch. It started with the first few chapters, The Curriculum, The Syllabus, The Student, etc. Every Tuesday, there is a new lesson about life.
“Everyone knows they’re going to die, but nobody believes it. If we did, we would do things differently.”
This book got me into reading as I said. I first read this book when I was in junior year of highschool as our required reading. And this opened the whole new world of reading to me. I never knew that a small book can be a big inspiration. I remembered when my Geometry/Trigonometry teacher died a few years ago. I remembered Morrie to her. It is true that anyone can be a teacher/professor inside the four corners of the classroom, but it takes a great person to be a mentor, an inspiration, and a life changer. It takes a lot to hone a student’s life. It takes a lot of wisdom to share not just the expertise in the academics, but also a piece of yourself as a teacher.
Tuesdays with Morrie is for all the teachers/professors who just don’t teach lessons inside the classroom. This is for the students who don’t forget to give back to their mentors. This is for both who wanted to share and wanted to learn.
Life is the greatest subject that we all should learn. It may take few or many years, but as long as we have enough time in our hands, don’t waste any chances.
Rating: 5/5 stars
That’s all. I hope this review helps you. I literally cried while writing this one.
Until the next post!