Book Review: Tuesdays with Morrie

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Author: Mitch Albom

There are teachers who educate us, and there are teachers who inspire us. And there are teachers like Morrie Schwartz who do both and provide us with a simple view of looking at life differently.

Tuesdays with Morrie is a beautiful account of life’s greatest and most important lessons, narrated by Morrie to his student. As Mitch Albom says, there is always one person we look up to, somebody who is older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, and gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch, the college student, Morrie Schwartz was just like any other teacher, it was only later in life that he realizes the value of his mentor, and seeks to relearn. And so one fine Tuesday, he decides to meet his professor. The lectures begin, interspersed with weekly intervals. Every Tuesday, student and teacher meet to talk about anything and everything ranging from guilt, regret, death to family, love, ageing, money and marriage. As the weeks pass by, the student understands the meaning of the complexities of life, albeit in a simple way.

Morrie Schwartz is on his death bed, and yet there is this amazing aura about him which he radiates to one and all. A certain zest for life that is immaculate, pure and beautiful. If Professor Morrie Schwartz taught anything at all, it was this: there is no such thing as “too late” in life. It’s a pleasure to read this story where a teacher teaches a student from the experience called life- it’s an honest, deep, profound and effortless flow of thoughts.


My rating: 4.5/5

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