‘Tuesdays With Morrie’, written by Mitch Albom, is a book that will surely capture your hearts and souls. It talks about the loving relationship of a student and a mentor, who part ways after the student graduates and reunite sixteen years later. The teacher, Morrie, suffering from a terrible disease called ALS, teaches Mitch, the student, life’s greatest lessons, in the last days of his life.
Mitch, caught in the frenzied rat-race for success, exchanging his dreams for bigger paychecks, has long lost touch with his former professor, mentor, ‘coach’ Morrie after his graduation. Mitch sees Morrie on a night show on TV and comes to know about Morrie’s illness and they meet again, to compile their final project, in the form of this book, together on the meaning of life, death, love, relationships, marriage, feeling sorry about yourself, faith, the world and everything that we feel awkward talking about in our daily lives.
After reading the book, it’s impossible not to fall in love with Morrie as he tells Mitch and all of us about the reality of life, how love always wins and dying isn’t something we should fear, instead we should embrace the fact that we’ll die one day, why not make the most of life now? It’s lovely how he walks the final bridge between life and death and narrates us the trip. Even as Morrie’s life drains away, he’s full of love, light and energy.
There are moments in the book when you can’t stop your tears from running down your cheeks, moments when you’ll crack up and moments when you’ll realize what have you been missing in your life.
The characters, the story and the lessons in the book are truly magnificent yet so credible and realistic. Morrie is one true hero.
We all have our teachers, mentors and Morries… maybe somewhere deep within us! We all need to rediscover our lives, like Mitch did. ‘Tuesdays With Morrie’ is one magical chronicle, one amazing true story that everyone should read. It will move you as much as it moved me.
Rating: 5 / 5