Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

10th Year Anniversary Edition
I finished reading Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom yesterday morning. 

I clearly remember back in the late 1990s, when I was an assistant bookstore manager, how popular this book was with readers. I also remember Tuesdays with Morrie being on the New York Times bestseller list for what seemed like an eternity and according to Wikipedia, Tuesdays with Morrie "remained on the New York Times bestseller list for 205 weeks."

I knew the basic premise of Tuesdays with Morrie when it was released in 1997. I even remember watching the television movie adaptation of the same name when it came out in 1999. So, I didn't have the desire or interest to read Tuesdays with Morrie, until recently.

I loved that Tuesdays with Morrie was a quick read. I enjoyed how the book was organized and the layout as well. I also enjoyed the hidden gems of wisdom scattered throughout this book, especially the 12th Tuesday where Morrie & Mitch discuss the topic of forgiveness. I also enjoyed that this books was a tribute to one's favorite professor/teacher.

Overall, I felt Tuesdays with Morrie was a good book and enjoyed reading it. This book wasn't as sad as I thought it was going to be. It was actually uplifting. Morrie's spirit shines through and his attitude and outlook on life and his illness (ALS) are truly amazing. I'm not sure I could have been as brave, courageous, or positive as Morrie is portrayed in this book during the process of having such a devastating disease as ALS.


  1. You know.. I don't love contemporary novels. I don't even know if this is how this book would be categorized? But I love Mitch Albom. Great great books!!! Just amazing writing!


    1. I was amazed by Albom's writing too. I'd never read anything he'd written before. He's writes simply to the point and gets to the heart of the message.