Tuesdays with Morrie

I was recommended a book to read by James a while ago called Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. I bought it on amazon shortly after the recommendation however I only just finished reading it. Its an account of an ex-student’s weekly meetings with his favorite professor from university, Morrie, who is dying of ALS. They talk about the meaning of life, friends, the world, a vast number of things, all recorded on a tape recorder and ending up in some form or other in the book.

This is the first book I have read in a long time that really touched me quite so much. Its the honesty of the whole book, the way every word you read seems to bring you closer to the reality of the account and how you start to feel so much more human somehow, simply by the act of reading it.

I’m not going to write here about every little thing the book as I would still be writing late into the night, but it suffices to say that you really should read this book. I’ll happily lend it to anyone who lives nearby. It might just change your life. I seriously think its changed mine.


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  1. Phil/Chris Said,

    April 12, 2007 @ 5:51 pm

    I also thoroughly recommend Mitch Albom’s other book ‘The Five People You Meet In Heaven’. More obviously fictional, but excellent, touching and hopeful. Everything that was good about ‘What Dreams May Come’ and better.

    So, yeah, read.

  2. Kieran Said,

    April 12, 2007 @ 7:59 pm

    Thanks for your comment, I shall certainly check his other book out, sounds a good read.

  3. Norman Ralph Said,

    April 13, 2007 @ 1:26 am

    Hey Kieran, sounds like a good read – any chance of borrowing it? I have recently gotten into that particular genre of writing and I am intrigued by your review.


  4. Kieran Said,

    April 13, 2007 @ 6:43 pm

    Sure you can borrow it 🙂

    Next time we meet up with the group or whatever I’ll be sure to bring it along

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