Tuesdays with Morrie
DoubleDay Publishing 1997
"Accept what you are able to do and what you are not able to do, accept the past as past, without denying it or discarding it, learn to forgive yourself and forgive others, don't assume that it's too late to get involved." This quote is said by Morrie Schwartz, one of the main characters of Tuesdays with Morrie. I really like this quote because the quote can be used for just life in general. Morrie was a great person who knew so much about life.
Tuesdays with Morrie is about a man named Mitch Albom who went to school In Massachusetts and his favorite teacher at the school was Morrie Schwartz. Mitch and Morrie both became pretty close while Mitch was in college, and Mitch took every single class that Morrie taught. They also would meet up every Tuesday in Morrie's study, so of course they were pretty close. But after graduation, Mitch didn't keep in touch like he said he would. After about 16 years, Mitch decided to meet up with Morrie again because he saw Morrie on T.V. Many things have changed during the 16 years that they didn't keep in touch, including Morrie's health. Morrie found out that he had ALS. So after Mitch saw Morrie on T.V, he got in contact with Morrie and wanted to see him again. One of the other reasons Mitch wanted to see Morrie again is because Mitch's life seems to be boring and he is just very unhappy, especially since his uncle died, who he was very close too. He needed Morrie to kind of help him get back on the right path and to understand life again and be happy.
I really do like this book and I feel like it's going to leave a last effect on me. I would probably recommend this book to any teenager and especially someone in their 20s or 30s, just so they can re-evaluate their life and see if they are happy. I feel like this book reminds people of what is important in life and has some good life lessons. Mitch Albom was very lucky to have been able to actually know Morrie Schwartz personally, and I wish I could have known him too.