Imagine that it is twenty years from now, do you still remember your classmates and teachers? I do hope so, as secondary-school years should be one of the happiest and most memorable moments in our life. ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ was a non-fiction book written by Mitch Albom. It is a book out of a very simple idea— it is about a grown-up adult talking about his teacher; and from the conversations, he learns about life.
Mitch Albom is a writer. He writes articles for the newspaper sports section. He talks about the time he spent with his 78-year-old sociology professor. Sociology is a subject at university that studies, as the name suggests, different aspects of the society. His teacher was called Morrie Schwartz. He taught at Brandeis University. He was dying from a disease called the ALS. That’s why the title is ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’.
Actually, Albom had not been in contact with Mr. Schwartz since attending his college classes 16 years earlier. The first three chapters was the final conversation between Albom and Schwartz, a brief flashback to Albom's graduation, and an account of the events Albom experienced between graduation and the reunion with his professor. The name Morrie comes from its meaning in Hebrew, which means "my teacher."
I read this book about a decade ago. It was easy to read and follow because the words were not difficult, and the tone was casual. It is about the most talked about topic of all time—the meaning of life. Although the old professor was dying, he did not show a sense of sadness. I got some positive ideas about life after reading this book.
‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ is reader-friendly. I believe that even junior-form students can get something from it. If you have time, borrow a copy from the library, read it and have a chat with me. Thank you.