Memoir Review: Tuesdays with Morrie

Hello friends, and happy Friday!

Tonight I’ll be reviewing the classic memoir Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. I won’t give too much away for those who haven’t read the book, but I will write a general plot summary. The author reconnects with his old college professor, Morrie, by pure chance after more than a decade apart. Morrie has a fatal illness, and Mitch meets with him every Tuesday at his home to discuss the big important topics in life, including such things as death, marriage, and forgiveness, among others. At each of these meetings, Mitch watches Morrie slowly slip away from him physically; however, in spite of his illness, Mitch and Morrie both learn a great deal of important lessons from one another.

I’d give this memoir 4.5 stars out of 5. It’s touching, well-written, and it’s safe to say that this book changed my life by inspiring me foster relationships with my favorite teachers. Just so you all know, a teacher’s lessons don’t end just because the semester/quarter/school year is over.  If you make the time to keep in touch with a favorite teacher, they can teach you much more than simply the information you learned in school. I learned this incredibly valuable lesson from Tuesdays with Morrie.

The only reason why I didn’t give this a 5/5 rating is that sometimes the author interjects the chronological story line with memories of his college days. It’s not a big deal, but I think the story could be strengthened if those memories were perhaps structured in a different way.

If you’re someone who’s looking for an inspirational true story, I’d highly recommend this incredible book!

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