[RGC 315.] Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

[read: grab a tissue, or like 35]


» Must haves: reading this is like getting all the wisdom you wanted at once, so I recommend keeping a mason jar with notes for what you take away from these kinds of reads – mine holds a set of wishes I hope will come true. » Pairs well with: a bookmark that’s a little wise itself, the memory of a great teacher you once had (mine taught me Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and I missed him thinking about Morrie), and a cup of *no worries sweet tea.

Tiffany actually really loves this author and was able to see him earlier this year at her workplace. {I’m not jealous or anything.} Mitch Albom speaks with a really humbling voice in this memoir about his Tuesdays, quite literally, with Morrie Schwartz. Morrie was a professor he had in college who he decided to meet up with once realizing that Morrie had ALS. The result is this book, made from the recordings of their conversations, that lets you think about life itself and its purpose in shared moments and memories such as those between Mitch and Morrie.

I refer to them by first name in the book because when Albom writes, it feels as though you’re sitting in the room with Mitch, the man, not Albom, the author. That’s what I mean when I say humbling. If the author can make you feel as though you’re the one listening to Morrie, you’re taking his life lessons in his time of pain and suffering, then he’s made you step into the text. I really valued Albom’s way of writing this and I encourage you to read it because you’ll start to think about your life (and that of others) in a more positive way than you’d think you would, given the subject matter. Plus, he makes a second appearance on the RGC for his novel The Five People You Meet in Heaven, so I’m excited to read that one for the first time and write about it soon!

10 out of 10 would recommend.

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