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.
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."
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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
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.