Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson is a memoir written by Mitch Albom, which recounts the time he spent with his 78-year-old sociology professor.
Summary of the Book
Morrie means ‘my teacher’ in Hebrew. Albom was a former student of Schwartz. He had not corresponded with his professor since attending his classes about sixteen years earlier. This book begins with a flashback to the author’s graduation and the reunion with his beloved professor. The professor does remember his student even though there was a long lapse of sixteen years. Since there was a newspaper strike in Michigan during Albom’s visit, he could only meet Schwartz on Tuesdays. The professor was a 78-year-old and was dying from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Tuesdays with Morrie is the memoir, written based on the fourteen Tuesdays the student and the professor met each other on. The book also contains Schwartz’s lectures and life experiences, along with references to contemporary events and flashbacks. The story was recreated into a TV movie of the same name and was aired in 1999. The book had topped The New York Times list of Non-Fiction Bestsellers of 2000. Also, an audiobook, narrated by the author, was also released.
About Mitch Albom
Mitch Albom was born in New Jersey, U.S. He is a famous bestselling author, dramatist, screenwriter, journalist, musician, and radio and television broadcaster. He studied at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Mitch has worked with Queens Tribune, SPORT, GEO, Sports Illustrated and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Some of his notable works are The Five People You Meet in Heaven, For One More Day, Have a Little Faith: A True Story, and The Time Keeper.