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Tuesdays with Morrie

Oh Factor: the book is highly recommended for all those who consider their lives are suffering from emptiness.

AA non-fictional book classified under the category of a Biographical Fiction, Philosophical Fiction and a Memoir presented to the readers as a story sung by a columnist named Mitch Albom.

One would say that it is more of a Memoir that opens up an account of Mr. Morrie Schwartz, a 79 year old professor of Brandeis University in the city of Waltham, Massachusetts ridden by a slow poison, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Mitch Albom has very vividly chronicled his thoughts in a very simple and straightforward attempt of a book called Tuesdays with Morrie. Was Morrie Schwartz a grandfather, a teacher or a colleague? He was more than anything; he was a professor who ran a curriculum titled the meaning of Life and Death which was taught only by experience on every Tuesday at his home where Mitch used to visit him.

Mitch used to think he had it all: love, fame and money. He was a successful sports journalist for The Detroit Free Press; he had a daily radio show in Detroit, a devoted wife, a large house and friends. But, in a by-now classic combination, outer success masked inner emptiness. What stirred Mitch was his Mentor/Friend/Teacher’s show on television saw his old college sociology professor, Morrie Schwartz being interviewed about death by Ted Koppel on ‘’Nightline” Unable to move due to his deadly disease, the passionate Morrie spent his time sharing his experience and educating his long lost student Mitch who promised to stay in touch with him, but couldn’t. Moved with his story, Ted Koppel came to interview Morrie on Nightline where he could vent out the stores of his experiences to people who could live their lives peacefully ahead. He recorded Morrie’s three Audiovisuals due to his day by- day declining health.

Mitch Albom’s non-fictional book is counted amongst the Best Sellers list of the New York Times that incorporates a chronology that the chapters of the Book follow. There are few jumps in the past (where Mitch used to be a student of Morrie Schwartz) but the author successfully takes a smart move in and out of the time structuring a total of 14 Tuesdays with Morrie.

To talk about the relevance and the beauty of the book and its content, then, the book is highly recommended for all those who consider their lives are suffering from emptiness. The narrative style of the book is highly compelling which makes you read more and more of it. The book is a must read because it teaches you how to live your life!

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