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Tuesdays with Morrie : An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
Tuesdays with Morrie An Old Man a Young Man and Life's Greatest Lesson
Author: Mitch Albom
ISBN-13: 9780307275639
ISBN-10: 0307275639
Publication Date: 12/27/2005
Pages: 208
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 226 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 13
This little book is a gem. Inspirational and touching, it reminds the reader about the true meaning of life. It will make you reflect on what is really important in life. Morrie is a character who won't easily be forgotten. The ending will make you cry.
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Helpful Score: 8
I read this book because I wanted to know what all the hubbub was about. Reading this book brought out many emotions. Morrie's message really got to me. It's never too late to let someone know that you love him or her. Be compassionate! I can't decide whether or not I thought this book was as good as so many people have claimed it was, but I can say that I was very touched by it, as I know many people were. This book brought me to tears. I understand its popularity now that I've read it.
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This is one of the most inspirational stories ever written. While reading it, the story of your life will begin to play inside your mind. It makes you think about your relationships with every person you know, your triumphs and your regrets. The beauty of the story is that you realize that you have time to make it better, if you really take this story to heart, you will be a better person, and it will completely change your outlook on life.
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Helpful Score: 7
This is the only book that I read every few years and have kept in my permanent library. It is a great reminder of what is important in life and when I am down, it continues to remind me how lucky I am to have my health and that people around me that I care about are healthy as well. It has important life lessons and I have given this book as a gift to many people over the years. It puts a very personal look on disease. The cover of the book describes the story best "an old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson."
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Morrie Schwartz left an incredible gift for people everywhere in Tuesdays with Morrie. This book is the gem readers don't realize they are searching for as they trudge through mediocre works; the book that reminds us how powerful literature can be. Through the magic of words, Morrie's spirit lives on after his death. He gently reminds the reader that humans tend to become mired in material pursuits that never please us, but we don't realize this until it's too late.

Few books have ever brought me to tears, but as Morrie succumbed to his disease, I felt like I was losing a dear friend along with Albom. I was not a big fan of Albom's second release, The Five People You Meet in Heaven and had difficulty relating to the inner turmoil of the characters. Conversely, Morrie Schwartz inspired something in Albom that enabled him to create a treasure that truly commemorates a great man.
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A powerful book--I'm puzzled by the other member who said it was too sentimental. I hate fiction where I feel like I'm being jerked around and made to cry, but this is the real deal. I think most people can learn a lot from this book about approaching the end of their life and the end of the lives of others by reading this book.
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Helpful Score: 4
EXCELLENT!!! I read it all in one day, and lent it out to two more people. I love this author, and this story.
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Helpful Score: 4
This is one of the best books I have ever read. Before reading it I would not have thought you could learn about life and living through death and dying, but I would have been wrong. This book moved me and taught me much.
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Helpful Score: 3
Lovely, heartwarming book. It will make you slow down and appreciate your life!
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Helpful Score: 3
A wonderful book. Makes you reassess your priorities in life.
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Helpful Score: 3
What a great book! It's a quick read, so it would be easy to dismiss it as being too simplistic, but it really contains some food for thought.

Especially near the beginning, I thought the author was being a little selfish, and that the book was more about him than Morrie, but I think that this was a great way to avoid this being a preachy book that said "You should do this", "You should do that", etc. You were seeing this through Mitch Albom's eyes and seeing how what Morrie said affected Albom and the way he lived.

This deserves being read every so often as a reality-check.
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Helpful Score: 3
A look at what happens when you face death. This sad story portrays a student visiting his professor every Tuesday later in life. The professor is withering away from ALS. Readers get a peak at someone dealing with the physical and mental complications of dying and how to face it. The story is written from the student's perspective, so one also gets an insight of how to deal with watching a loved one wither away and die.
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Helpful Score: 3
Magnificent! Everyone should be so lucky to have a "Morrie" in their life... and to recognize what a gift that is. I thank Mitch Albom for sharing this incredible human being with his readers.
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When I heard about how great this book was, I was excited to read it. It taught a piece of wisdom per chapter, as I wanted, but I don't feel that it grabbed me as I expected. In fact, halfway through, I started to scam the pages instead of reading it word for word because it seemed to drag on slowly.
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* * * * Thought-provoking, and heartbreaking. Enlightening and moving.

An old professor stricken with ALS, and weakening each day, emparts to his former student his thoughts about life and about dying. Keep the tissues handy.
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Loved this book. Everyone should read it.
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A very thoughtfull book on the meaning of life. No religion is pitched just great philosophy.
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A great story about how much you are affected by those around you, even when you least expect it. I think everyone should read this little book. It reads easily and you want to keep reading to find out what is next. Couldn't put it down.
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A modern classic. A young journalist travels far to spend every Tuesday with Morrie, his former teacher, to help him die of Lou Gehrig's disease. Try not to drip tears on the pages....a lovely story of how life, no matter how sad, is still worth living, and how this remarkable man taught one more lesson as he moved along the path to his death.
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I would have to say out of all the books I have read this one was truly touching.....I read it in 1 day because once I started I could not put it down. I reccomend this book to everyone.
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Helpful Score: 2
Heartwarming, soul touching, inspirational book. Reminds you to smell the roses! i loved it!
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Absolutely superb. I really could not put it down. Very, very moving.
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This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. Will make you laugh and cry.
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Awesome book. Emotionally draining at times, but worth the read. Can make you appreciate so much in your life.
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Well, it is a good book, I got a little bored with it at times, but managed to finish it. It was made into a movie, afterall.
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I feel bad but I didn't really like this book that much. It was a good idea but basically there are no new or profound insights into death and dying in here.
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story of a terminally professor and his student. It was made into a movie.
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Quick read, and very touching story.
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I couldn't even finish this book.
Just couldn't get into it.
I found what I'd read to be too "stereotypical," so I just let it go.
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This is a touching tale of reconnecting with a lost friend and the lessons learned in dying.
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I...just...agh...JUST READ IT!! Morrie's life was so incredible and his views on life are so simple and so right that I'm often left wondering why everyone (myself included) doesn't live life like he did. It's a tearjerker at times, but so refreshing for the heart and soul.
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I had been wanting to read this book for a long time, and finally got around to it. It was wonderful...everything that I expected of it! It really is the story of life's greatest lessons!
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What an incredibly moving book! I read it in one sitting. Morrie's wisdom is powerful and encouraging! a must-read for everyone!
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What a fantastic book. Heartwarming and it focuses on what's really important in life. So much isn't and this reminds us all of what is.
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I had to read this book for school and i hated it. i get that its a sad story and all but i really didn't like it. i thought it dragged and by the end i was bored to death
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I originally ordered this book to get ideas for a memorial service I had been planning for the retirement community that I work for. While reading this...I not only thought of ideas to include in the service, but was really able to apply some ideas to my own life. This book really makes you think. It's not a book that you can just fly right through. After each chapter, you almost want to sit back and think about what everything meant throughout the last chapter. It's definitely worth reading.
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What a wonderful book. I don't think that any other book has made me cry as hard as this one did. It's very touching and bittersweet and depressing and thought provoking. I am a little scared to read it again though, the last time my eyes were still red and puffy the next morning! I highly recommend this.
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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 soun 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 fsaded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, recieve 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.
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I had to read this book for a Human Services course but found it to be profound and had so much reality to the questions of life, death and how illness can people reflecting on these questions but when life is going well these questions arent even thought about.
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When someone you admire and love develops a dreaded disease what do you do? Perhaps, like Mitch, you have good intentions but don't get around to doing much because you are so busy. Eventually though, like Mitch, you take time to visit that friend and realize that you just must spend what time you can with this beloved individual before you have no more time left. So it goes with Mitch whose mentor and friend, Morrie, battles ALS. Morrie is just glad to see his former student who promised to keep in touch when he graduated.

This read has many messages not the least of which is it's never too late to find and old friend. It's never too late to apologize. It's never too late to renew an old friendship and spend some time with someone. From Morrie's viewpoint, one must live one's life to the best of one's ability whatever happens. It's a good read filled with emotion that makes the heart tremble.
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Very moving. If you are looking for something to inspire you to slow down and live TODAY, this may just be the trick. Morrie was an inspiration, and Mitch did a fantastic job of capturing him for posterity.
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This was required for my "Creating a Meaningful life" class at State. It was a perfect fit. Fast read, can easily finish in a few hours. Even if you read it chapter by chapter each one brings up a new point that allows you to relate it to your life or reconsider things that may be taken for granted. Everyone is my class enjoyed and book and several of us cried. It will open your eyes and i reccomend it highly reccomend it!
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I read this one afternoon at a friend's house.. beautiful sweet book
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This was a very good book. It helps you remember what is important in life. It really got my tears flowing at the end.
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Cute, a little redundant
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I read this soon after graduating from college...the second time! LOL I wish I could have found a relationship with a mentor like this who could impart this kind of wisdom and teach me these kinds of lessons. I would recommend this book.
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Great little book.
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This is a great book, Philosophy of life and dying. Really makes you think, if you have "shared" your life with enough people before you die, or have you been "shelfish" most of your life.
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I ordered this book because it is on the summer reading list for my daughter. I picked it up to see what it was about and now I can't put it down. This book has a strong message about the way we live our lives, and also on true happiness, and death.
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Great!!! One of the best books I have ever read.
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cried through the whole thing. My brother is heartless and he cried also.
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This is a wonderful book for anyone caught up in their lives and not living the way they want to. Mitch Albom's professor taught him more than Sociology both in college and now in their weekly meetings. A quick read, I can't think of any age group that wouldn't enjoy this book.
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heartwarming
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LOVE this book. What an inspiring story!
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Excellent, true story of an old man, his former student, and the lessons the former student learns about life, death, giving, sharing
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This book was awesome!!! It really makes you realized alot in life!!! Has changed my way of thinking...We need not only to forgive others but forgive ourselves!!!!
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Remarkable book that makes you reflect back on the past and look ahead to the future.
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I don't usually give books a five star rating but I made an exception with this one. This book is not just about dying but about living and loving as well. And while, yes, I was in tears at the end, there were just as many 'good' feelings as 'bad' throughout the book. I really took to heart the lesson that we all need to rely on each other throughout our lives. Not just at the beginning and the end. And, it is never too late to become the person you always wished you were.
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Heartbreaking. Uplifting. Wonder-full and wonderful.

A great read about a young man (Mitch) who visits his former professor, Morrie, who teaches Mitch how to live, even as Morrie is dying.

This book will make you sad and happy at the same time and may inspire you to get in touch with that one person, teacher or otherwise, who made an impact on your life.
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A very heartwarming book. Not real exciting, but it does lead you through the final days of Morrie's life. The author gains insight into his own life and sees life from a different perspective. If you begin to read this book be sure you finish it. Half way through I was tempted to put it down, but I continued and I'm glad I did. Not the most exciting book in the world to read, but well worth your time
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This book was such a good read. I hope that somewhere in heaven, Morrie is smiling at all the people reading his story - and learning a few things about life in the process. :o)
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I read this book for a school assignment. It was wonderful. It is not about death it is about living. I highly recommend it.
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Great book. Encouraging for change in your life and thankfulness for what you have.
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This was excellent, but very sad to read. I read it on an airplane and that was a bad idea because I was sobbing like a baby and had to go to a meeting when I landed with red puffy eyes. Very touching story. I think stories like this are good for the soul and I would recommend this book to any friend, but please do not read in public - LOL
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I liked this book, but did not love it. A man spend Tuesdays with an ex professor, who has ALS, and writes about what this disease does to this incredible man. It's a book that will tug at your heart and make you cry, but I got bored with it at times.
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"Tuesdays With Morrie" is about how far off our priorities are. It does not take long to read, but will probably change the way you think about yourself, family, friends and the world around you. Beautifully written, this book captures the last days of this wonderful man's life.
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I was sent this book before I started my first semester at college. We were supposed to read it to go over in our comp class. I didn't really know what to expect from it, but once I started it I couldn't put it down. I think it took me 2 hours to read it from cover to cover.

I have read this book many times and I am still touched by it. I don't know what happened to my copy but I think it's about time for me to read it again.
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This is a quick read but one that touched my heart on many levels. Such simple truths and insights from a man who knew he would die a very slow and painful death - and never once let that influence his desire to give back to those he knew and loved. Well worth reading & rereading!
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Excellent book!! Very easy reading. I couldn't put it down once I started reading it. This is a story that everyone should definitely read.
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Tuesdays with Morrie I thought was a great book that was easy to read.I don't think anyone who reads this will walk away and not use soom of his advice. I would recommend this book for late teens to old age.
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Awesome read. I wish I could have known Morrie. Comparable to the Bucket List and figuring out what is important to you while you walk this Earth. Great read. Mitch is a great author, i also recommend 5 People you meet in heaven. A+
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Loved this book. So beautifully written, you share all the emotions the author was trying to portray. Hard to put down and hard to stop thinking about long after you're through.
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This true story about the love between a spiritual mentor and his pupil has soared to the bestseller list for many reasons. For starters: it reminds us of the affection and gratitude that many of us still feel for the significant mentors of our past. It also plays out a fantasy many of us have entertained: what would it be like to look those people up again, tell them how much they meant to us, maybe even resume the mentorship? Plus, we meet Morrie Schwartz--a one of a kind professor, whom the author describes as looking like a cross between a biblical prophet and Christmas elf.
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A great book, would recommend it to anyone.
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Touching story of a grown man learn lessons from a former teacher.
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Wow, what an incredible story! So touching. The stuff of what life is really about. I was SO moved by Albom's narrative and the creative way he laid out the story of his relationship with his mentor professor in the last weeks of his life. Full of poignant moments, wisdom and humor. Recommend to everyone for so many reasons!
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I read this many years ago and loved it. I wanted to own it so I can read it again and so my kids can read it too.
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Well written and tells a real message for terminal patient or caregiver! Albom does it again. REAlly a book even young adults should read!
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Enjoyed reading this book. Some good lessons taught throughout. Sweet, innocent, genuine relationship portrayed by characters.
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I don't know what all the fuss is about. I was assigned this book for a class that I was taking. I read it all in one sitting, so it is a very quick and easy read. The characters are all (yes, all) so selfish in different ways that I don't understand why this is viewed as a book filled with compassion and generosity. I did not like this book. I do not intend on reading any more of Mitch Albom's books. I don't like his writing style and I find him to be pompous and self-centered (all the while trying to convince us that he isn't).
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Full of life lessons, but prepare to cry and laugh.
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A fantastic book about life. I recommend it for teens and older folks.
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This was my first Mitch Albom book years ago and I have gone back and read it again. It is a story of death with dignity and what is important in life. Moving and genuine. A quick read with depth and insight.
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My 13-year-old son read this and loved it because of "life's greatest lesson." He says it taught him how death can teach someone how to live.
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A very moving book, Tuesdays With Morrie really makes you think about your life as you read it.
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EASY READ. SHORT. GREAT TRUE STORY OF A COLLEGE AGED MAN WHO SPENDS TIME WITH HIS BELOVED PROFFESSOR WHO TELLS OF THE GREATEST LIFE LESSONS HE LEARNED. NOT A CHEESY BOOK THAT HAS BEEN DONE OVER AND OVER ABOUT "LIFE LESSONS" AT AN OLD AGE GIVES GREAT INSIGHT INTO THE MAN
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One of the absolute best books I've ever read! I read it in a single day and couldn't put it down. Easy reading and quick... but so deep it will leave you with an entirely different view on life.

It's a book about an old man and a young man and life's greatest lesson... as he meets every Tuesday with Morrie.. a former college professor to learn the real meaning of life.
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I'm glad I read it. It was a fast read. Morrie was an inspiration.
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Very touching. Reminds us how important life is.
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I didn't actually read this, but I bet it's great.
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Very good read. Will make you tear up in some places.
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Nice, uplifting read
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A classic.
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This is one of those books that makes you cry.
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Enjoyed this book. Well worth the read.
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Well written book that pulls at your heart.
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This book was absolutely fantastic. I could not put it down. It is a great read. Anyone will enjoy it.
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Such a beautiful and touching book. It reminds us how we should not get so caught up in our busy lives and forget about those around us. We could learn alot from this book. Morrie was a very special man.
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If you are looking for a reason to slow down your life, simplify and find what's important, this book can point you in the right direction. Morrie states simple truths from a unique perspective. If you take the time to absorb what he is saying it's hard not to be affected.
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I had heard about this book for years but never read it. After I started, I could not put it down. Very thought provoking but be prepared to cry.
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Quite a feel good book.
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Very touching
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It is a good story and it shows that there is a lot to be learned from or seniors. everyone has a story. I was disappointed when I heard that it was a fiction and not a non-fiction as stated. I did enjoy it anyway.
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An easy read that had short chapters and great words of wisdom from a dying man. It's one of the few books, I may read a second time.
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A very insightful read.
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My favorite book of all time--life's lessons learned between a teacher and his student reunited later in life. It was made into a tv movie but it is worth a read.
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Everyone raves about this book but I hated it. I can sum up the book in 5 words -- live like you were dying.
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An amazing look at dying by a person who has Lou Gerig's disease as told to a favorite former pupil. You will laugh and cry and be better for reading this book
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This was a great book. Easy to read and get caught up in the story. I cried for the last 3 chapters. I think it is a must for all readers!
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A must read for all ages
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absolutely touching and a real story
it will make you look at life in a whole new way
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I was very moved, a wonderful stroy.
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Hmm, reading the 'similar books'.. The DaVinci Code.. interesting..I don't see a connection.
I like this story. Quick read.
One I think is better "Winona's Web" Hoka hey!
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I thought this was a sweet, quick read. However, I don't think it stood up to all the hype that it had received about being a life-changing book. Nice story, nice people...but easily forgotten.
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This book reminded me so much of my own experience saying goodbye to my much beloved grandfather, who died of cancer. A truly warm, funny and moving book. A must read!
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Great philosophy on death. Interesting read.
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I honestly had low expectations of this book. It completely proved me wrong. This book was wonderful! It completely touched me. I will never forget Morrie!
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A beautiful, intimate story of the final weeks in the life of an endearing college professor. It is told by his student who returns to see him 16 years after graduation when he learns his teacher is dying. I found it very touching, full of profound yet simple ideas. I would recommend it to anyone.
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I saw the movie first and then read the book...very backward from my norm
I still loved it....makes you think, cry and love more
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Quick read - wonderful.
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Inspirational and motivating look at dying and living.
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Just a lovely read about a real frindship.
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This author is GREAT! I loved his "The Five People You Meet in Heaven", also!
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excellent book about connecting with people
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This was an awesome read!!! I received the book today and read it - couldn't put it down. Sweet, sweet story. Reminded me of teachers past and sorry I didn't keep in touch.
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A wonderful friendship between a old man losing his life and a young man who is there to listen and take-in everything that the old man wants to teach him. Morrie teaches what one goes through his disease but also how to look at the little things an appreciate them. This is an easy read book.
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I read this book several years ago and thoroughly enjoyed this thought provoking tale of how we look at life. I was delighted to be able to swap for this book for my 17 year old daughter for whom it is required reading in senior English! In my opinion, it should be required reading for all of us, young and old alike. It made me appreicate the life I have and gave me the ability to look with eyes of gratitiude at the world around me.
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THIS BOOK IS SO AMAZING. I HAVE TO DISAGREE WTIH THE PREVIOUS PERSONS REVIEW. VERY MOVING, AND INSPIRATIONAL. MORRIE LEARNS TO "LIVE" BEFORE HE DIES. HE EVEN HAS A FUNERAL BEFORE HE DIES AND INVITES ALL OF HIS FRIENDS TO HAVE A HUGE PARTY AND HAPPY CELEBRATION. THIS IS A TRUE STORY. I CAN SEE MYSELF DO THE SAME THING AS MITCH DID IN MEETING A ILL PERSON AND GOING TO VISIT EVERY WEEK FOR WISDOM AND FRIENDSHIP. LOVED THIS BOOK AND WILL NEVER FORGET IT. AND I'VE ONLY READ IT ONCE SO FAR.
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Best book I've read in a long time!
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ONE OF THE GREATEST BOOKS I HAVE EVER READ. IT CHANGED MY LIFE.
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I have read this book twice. My oldest daughter gave it to me
and the message was clear. A must read.
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A beautiful, moving story.
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Its one of those books that make you think and look at your life. Easy to follow but can't really say it is an easy reader.
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The book was meant to be inspiring and meant for people to realize what life should be about which is great however, I found Morrie's advice repetitive in the way the author wrote it. Not one of the best books I've ever read.
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Very depressing, but really brought life into perspective in a lot of ways.
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Read this after you turn 35. I found it to be sad.
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Great, great book about the relationship between a professor and student. The postive outlook of life even though one has a dibilitating disease is a source of motivation for everyone!
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This was such a beatiful book! The lessons taught by Morrie should be taken to heart by all.
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A great true story that emphasizes what is really important in life. If only we could all live life according to what Morrie teaches us!
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Great Read! I have read this book over and over again...it is a tear jerking story.
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Not as good as "The five people you meet in heaven" but a quick book to read.
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Tuesdays with Morrie is one of those books that comes with a tremendous body of reviews, chatter, and hype riding along in its wake. People describe the book as life-changing and say that it drove them to tears. I didn't find it to be quite that moving or inspirational, but I will say that it was candid, concise, well-written, and thought-provoking.

I found that my cynical side spoke up from time to time (for example, Morrie more or less tells us that it's not the money that matters, but money is the thing that allowed him to spend his final days at home with abundant health care), but the book does prompt the reader to pause and consider how to spend his or her limited time on Earth.

A short read, but a good one. I can easily see myself grabbing this off the shelf once every year or two and becoming reacquainted with the lessons taught in Morrie's final class.
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A very moving story.
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This book will touch your heart. A must read on everyone's list!!
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First book I read of his and it was great. Got me started reading other books of his. Great insight into life and death.
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Mitch Albom gets a second chance to connect with a man he'd lost track of for many years--his old college professor and mentor, Morrie Schwartz. Unfortunately, Morrie is dying. However, their rekindled relationship allows Mitch to learn from his mentor once more, this time about life.
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Excellent book about life, friends, family and mortality
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Great book. Makes you really think about some issues. Well done.
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"A deeply moving account of courage and wisdom, shared by an inveterate mentor looking into the multitextured face of his own death...." (from back cover) This is a quiet meditation on learning how to live.
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Easy read and what a life changing book. Highly recommended.
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Huge best seller. Not my cup of tea--sentimental pap. But people love it, so maybe I'm just a grinch.
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Sometimes the simplest things are the most moving. Nothing in this book is a great leap in philosophy, it's merely a reminder of all the things we already know but have either forgotten or have taken for granted. This is a story for everyone: young; old; educated; non-educated; white collar; blue collar...it doesn't matter. It's not a story about being something...it's a story about just being.
It took only a few hours to read this little book, and yet it sends a message that is worth keeping forever. I suspect each person will glean different lessons from this book, but here are some of the messages that struck me:

- Ignoring death doesn't make it go away, but instead cuts off an opportunity to treasure our own lives and the lives of others. Often when an older person talks about their death, their children say, "Don't talk that way," as if talking about it causes death. By denying death, we make it harder for people to accept their mortality, and we miss the opportunity to allay others' fears about what will happen to their loved ones after they're gone.

- When we're with someone, we should be fully *there,* focusing on them, listening to them, and responding to them.

- Morrie allowed himself time to feel self-pity, fear, anger. He fully experienced those emotions so that he could know the feeling, and then move on, without letting it consume him. By denying our feelings, we let them control us; if we accept them, we are free to choose our response to them.

I plan to read this every so often, just to keep reminding myself what really matters and to value each day.
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I really enjoyed this book as it washed over me like a trusted couselor. I empathized with the main character and as he did, feel in love with Morrie. It was a great life tune-up session. As you apply the life-lessons to yourself using self examination, you get almost as much out of Morrie as Mitch does. Thanks to Mitch Albom for sharing his "coach" with us.
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Very, Very Good
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Great story, but keep the kleenex handy.
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This was one of the most touching stories I have ever read. The author made you really connect with the main character Morrie. This book is very much worth reading.
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This book changed my appreciation in life, and reminded me to be grateful and appreciative of life and to live life to its fullest. Family and friends are much more important than material things we tend to focus on pursuing in our daily lives.
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I loved this book. It is chock full of wisdom and lessons we all need to learn and apply.
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Wonderful Book
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Maybe I wasn't in the right "space" to read this book at the time but I didn't enjoy it very much. It was more of a philosophy lesson than a story.
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One of my favorites: a likeable, courageous, wise older professor facing death and his equally likeable student/the author (in college and now in life) Surprisingly, there's humor and joy!
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5 out of 5. Made me cry and touched my heart deeply and made me think about what's really most important in my own life.
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This is one of the best books I've read. It's a heartwarming story of a long graduated student that comes back into his ill professors life and the Tuesdays they spent together. Excellent!!
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If you have ever lost a long one after a long illness...you'll identify with this heartwrenching story.
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This is a sweet story! It is a great story between an old man and a young man, each learning new things about the world.
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Interesting book on mortality and relationships. A good read.
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This is an excellent story, as well as very educational tegarding the progress of the disease of ALS---a major tragedy!! I would recommend it to anybody.
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Very touching book that makes you look at your life from a whole different perspective!
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A must-read for everyone!
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Insightful tale.
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Lots of stuff to think about and use.
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This is a great, easy read.
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A great read if you have lost anyone close to you. Makes your heart feel warm.
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Great book!!! Couldn't put it down, read it in one night. I highly recommend this book.
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I loved this book. My neighbor left it in my bookshelf when she moved and I picked it up to read one night when I needed something to read. It was a complete jewel. It makes you appreciate life. I only wish I would have had a teacher such as Morrie.
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Wonderful book that truly teaches us about life and how to live it fully!
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Great book, I enjoyed it.
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Dying with grace, humor and love and the lesson that we are all still learning right up until we close our eyes and say goodbye. Thanks Mitch and Thanks Morrie!
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A must read for everyone. Its a very fast read. Very inspirational.
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I just finished this book and found myself lacking a good snappy review. There isn't more for me to say beyond the great reviews already given. The one thing I can say is, when you have finished reading this moving account of one man's acceptance of death and instruction for living, make sure to view the Koppel interviews. It's one thing to read the man's words. It's quite another to listen to them from his lips. I think his epitaph is spot on :o)
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another Mitch Albom great...worth the read
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Beautiful book. Quick light read with a heavy message.
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Mitch Albom's books are always interesting... and I enjoyed this one thoroughly.
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Excellent book. Fast read. You'll cry. You'll laugh, and you probably will view life and death differently. Highly recommend.
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Such a good book... I remember having to read this in college and enjoyed it then even when I was having to study it. Having read it again for pure enjoyment, I can't help but be amazed by the lessons that a dying person can give. It made me remember my grandmother as she was passing and the life lessons that she bestowed upon me. Great book by another great author!
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Very moving! Makes you step back and look at the big picture of life.
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Excellent book. Makes you think.
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This is a lovely walk with a man who realizes that investment in friendship is the greatest investment.
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I had read this book years ago. It was a great story and taught be several things about life both living and dieing.
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truly a life changing book...the only reason i will give it to someone else is so that they can have the experience of reading it. Otherwise, i would keep it all for myself.
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A short read of sharing, living, and loving.
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Got a CASE of kleenex???? Don't open this book without it!
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Well-written, gripping, thought-provoking. Excellent quick read.
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Beloved book of student and mentor. Uplifting and poignant
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A beautifully written book of clarity and wisdom.
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A great story about life and death.
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this was a great book, a must read for any book lover
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If only we all learned about life when we were young. Excellent book!
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Good book - very touching. I liked the book.
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Great book! Not as good as "The Five People You Meet in Heaven," but I still really liked it. I read it in one sitting.
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Sad and uplifting at the same time.
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"People with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis are my heroes. I first read this book several years ago. I re-read it for a very personal reason. One of my jobs as a Nurse Care Manager is to coordinate our ALS Clinic. I am often asked for pertinent reading material, and I always recommend "Tuesdays with Morrie".

Morrie Schwartz is the kind of man we would all want to know. A professor who loves to teach and to learn. A man who has his act together so to speak. A kind, loving man with an approach to life that we learn is very particular and precise for him. He has lived his life according to his own philosophy. Mitch Albom, the author first met Morrie years ago while a student at Brandeis College in Massachusetts, and Morrie became his mentor. They lost touch as people do. Mitch saw Morrie on "Nightline" discussing how to live with ALS. Mitch knew instantly that he needed to see his old mentor again. Mitch was at loose ends, and he needed to reconnect with Morrie. Thus began the Tuesdays with Morrie- 14 of them, to be exact.

The Tuesdays spent with Morrie were filled with simple platitudes. How to live the life you really want. Morrie was an expert at this. He had developed a neuromuscular disease
called Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. There is no cure, and there is no treatment. The plan is to assist people with ALS to live their lives with quality. Almost every person I have met with ALS lives their lives to the fullest. They don't hesitate; they realize they don't have time. This is how Morrie deals with ALS. He lives his life well through his dying. Morrie doesn't dwell on the dying aspect. He has a wonderful support system. He has a family, particularly his wife and friends. He shows his love and gratitude to them on a daily basis. He does not miss a beat. They talk about everything. Morrie does not spout new words of wisdom. He talks about living your life with simplicity and connecting with those you love. Words we should all live by, but in our busy worlds, we tend to forget. Morrie knows what he wants, and he wants to live at home, without all of the complicated, expensive equipment that would keep him breathing. He dies as simply as he lives. He has given his best to Mitch. A lesson for all of us. A simple book full of ways to live your life to the fullest. Who could want for more?"
- Prisrob
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Warm and sincere, very good book.
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A beautiful and moving book.
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This is a really touching and inspirational book. It made me cry and it broke my heart.
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Great book. Very inspiring.
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Another great book by Mitch Albom!
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A good look at having a positive attitude about dying. It was sad to have him not mention the name of Jesus even though he was teaching the same things that Jesus taught. It was a interesting and fast read, even for me who doesn't read much.
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Mitch Alborn has a second chance in life as he reunites with Morris Schwartz, his college professor from nearly 20 yrs ago, who is dying. Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift to the world.
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The condition of the book was horrible. I didn't realize it when it arrived. The book had many pages that the person marked it in ink. I was very upset with the condition of the book. It should have never been mailed.
The story itself was wonderful.
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This is one of my "keepers"! Highly recommend it.
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This book really touched me. Highly recommend!
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This book changed my life!

"An elegantly simple story about a writer getting a second chance to discover life through the death of a friend." - Tampa Tribune

Tuesdays with Morrie is excellent!
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I heard it was really good, I watched the movie
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"THIS IS A SWEET BOOK OF A MAN'S LOVE FOR HIS MENTOR. IT HAS A STUBBORN HONESTY THAT NOURISHES THE LIVING'
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This book was okay. I can relate having had several teachers whom I was close. It was a little oversentimental.
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A great story of friendship and learning not to take even life's smallest things for granted.
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Quick read - interesting book.
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Excellent read
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an old man, a young man and life's greatest lesson.....
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cant go wrong with this book
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A compelling story of two men. One the student, the other the teacher. Their story of the teachers last days and a friendship renewd.
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Neat story, quick read to find out what happens to the old man.
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Great meaningful, emotional book with amazing life lessons! Definite "must" read!
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An old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson...
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A fast read!
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Heartwarming!
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I think it would have been better if the author had picked some old geezer with hidden redeeming features, rather than someone as easy as Morrie.