Review of Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

Morrie Schwartz was Mitch Albom’s favorite college professor. Although Mitch promised to stay in touch with his “coach” after graduation, Mitch finds time and ambition getting in the way of keeping his promise. Years later, a Nightline television spot catches Mitch’s attention. Morrie is dying of ALS and has little time left. Mitch makes the decision to visit his old professor and one visit becomes several Tuesday visits.

What could I possibly say about this book that hasn’t already been said in the span of twenty years…other than that I was absolutely riveted by this story. It truly touched my heart. Morrie was a class act and an intelligent, thoughtful human being. The author captured Morrie and his relationship with Mitch beautifully. Morrie’s words and attitude were profoundly elegant and prophetic.

It took me twenty years to get around to finally reading this wonderful book. I highly recommend reading it if you haven’t already done so. Even if you have, then reread Tuesdays with Morrie again. There’s so much wisdom here – and the author has added a Twentieth Anniversary Edition afterword as a story update. Thanks to the publisher and Blogging for Books for providing a complimentary copy of this book!

5 of 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton