Tuesdays with Morrie: Book Review

[above photo – MisaeMich book collection]

“Once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.”

– Morris “Morrie” Schwartz

This book “Tuesday’s with Morrie” was recommended to me couple months ago and yeah it’s worth to read.

SUMMARY:

This book is a non-fiction and deals with the greatest topic of all; the Life and Death. It’s a heartwarming story of a young man Mitch (the author) as he reconnects with his old professor/mentor Morrie who is dying of ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis).

The conversations and the lessons about Morrie’s life with his student Mitch lasted only for few months because Morrie died. They tackle about love, family, money, possessions, relationships and death. Mitch uncertainties and questioning his life’s meaning dealt pleasantly by an older but wiser man.

This book examines its interactions of human experience between living and dying. It also questioned and challenged our modern culture. Morrie encourages us to value the importance of love to one another and the things which matter the most rather than our shallow worries, materialism and the need from others confirmation.


“The culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn’t work, don’t buy it.”


CONCLUSION:

LESSONS LEARNED

Truly, we grow wiser when we age and yes I found this in Morrie’s life. While on his struggling days, he still find life’s value and meaning. I like the idea of detaching oneself from emotions. Indeed, we can feel it but we can also allow ourselves to go through them. I agree about the thought that money and power is not the substitutes about tenderness. As he is dying, money nor power cannot replace that of love and gentleness from the people around him.

OPINION

Things I like about this book is not so lengthy; not too short and not too long. I think most can finish reading within a whole day – straight. 😉

“Tuesdays with Morrie” is not much my favorite though but it is really a good book. I watched the movie as well. Put this in your reading lists too. There are lots of life’s lessons we can get from Morrie by reading this book.


THOUGHTS:

Like Mitch and most of the students, I lost contacts too with my professor in undergrad school. There was this woman I was most close with. She was my English professor and was my mentor. Since graduation I lost contacts with her. During those times after we parted, mobiles and text messages were not yet the norm. But still, in my heart I wish to see her.

This is my first blog about a book review and I hope I can give justice to the author and the book. I did read books back then, sometimes in my free time and from now on after I’ll finish reading, I will try to give my reviews and post it here (if of course have much time).

Looking forward for your feedbacks and ideas in the comments below. 😊

Thank you! Much L❤️ve and GOD bless. 💕

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