Review of "Tuesdays with Morrie"
By 157438 on Apr 25, 2007
I got this book as a bday gift. I was quite skeptical about this one. But I started reading it anyway. The book suprised me. It was such a refreshing read.
It is the true story of a Sesame Street graduate and Brandeis University sociology professor, Morrie Schwartz and his relationship with student Mitch Albom(the author). The book talks about a few important life lessons that Mitch learns from his professor, who is dying from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
Mitch, though successful, has his priorites all mixed up. The book is about how Morrie(his professor) sets them straight. They talk about love, family, work and so many more important things. It gives us a special insight about how Morrie feels when death stares right in his face.
But the best part lies in the fact that such complex things have been described in such a simple, down-to-earth manner. The beauty lies in its simplicity.
It brings back memories of my college days. I had a prof., Mrs. Angelina Geetha, who guided me not just during my college days, but also after. She has seen me though a lot of my problems with her abundant common sense and her helping tendency. I still remember the lessons she imparted me. (Nope! Not the classroom ones!)
The book as been on the New York Times bestseller list for four years now. If you still have not read the book, you should...