Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom, Finished reading on 10th September 2013
“May be it was a grandparent, a teacher or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and impassioned, helped you to see the world as a more profound place, and gave you sound advice to guide your way through it. For Mitch Albom, it was Morrie Schwartz, the college professor who has taught him nearly twenty years before.
Perhaps, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as the years passed, the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn’t you like to see that person again, to ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, and receive wisdom for your busy life the way you once did when you were younger?
Mitch Albom got that second chance, rediscovering Morrie in the last months of the older man’s life. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final ‘class’:lessons in how to live.”
“Love wins;Love always wins”
I took the book because it looked small and thought I would finish it off fast. (Ya, at times the criteria for picking up book even comes to that.) It took more time that I expected not because it was boring, but the book was so deep and moving, it took me some time to digest the whole content. I would not call this book as self help or anything like that. It’s a collection of thoughts of a old man during the final lap of his journey.
I liked the way, the thoughts are stacked up in the book. How the teacher and the student meet on Tuesdays and how the student correlates the pearls of wisdom in his own life and improve it. It reminded me of an old teacher of mine, who is special to me.
May be the pregnancy hormones are acting up, I was seriously depressed while reading this. How things change when death is nearer!. It put me in a retrospective mood for days. It is not a time pass book, a serious book which you should take your own time to read and ponder.
Going with a 3.5 for this book