★★★★★- Author’s Review : Tuesdays with Morrie is a book of over 200 pages, in which the author- Mitch Albom talks about his life’s questions and answers formed in terms of a series of weekly meetings with his under-graduation professor- Morrie Schwartz, who was in his final days and was suffering from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and still dealing with it positively.
It is a story of two people who had extremely different ideologies and beliefs and still had immense respect for each other’s perspective.
The book ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ revolves around worldly talks, regrets, death, family, emotions, and the fear of aging, money, how love goes on, marriage, culture, forgiveness, the perfect day and finally concedes towards the death of Morrie in consecutive chapters.
I have read 100s of books in a year; but still, I could not believe that how a book can be written so simply, with small sentences and how the author can convey such difficult philosophies in this reader-friendly way! It is an amazing and thought-provoking read, which will make you read sentences again and again and it will compare your perception with that of an old man. It goes something like this:
This book repeatedly makes you remember that if you want to cry a little, it’ okay.
“So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they are busy doing things they think are important. This is because they are chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning in your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to the community around you and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning”
The author engages the reader in such a way that you feel you are there in that room and listening to the polar opposite conversations in the awe of the satisfaction and positivity of the professor. The character of the Morrie surprises the reader with his optimistic levels of believing he has everything which he needed and has led a successful life with family, students, and colleagues despite everything wrong that has happened.