• Tuesdays with Morrie

  • An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
  • By: Mitch Albom
  • Narrated by: Mitch Albom
  • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (261 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Maybe it was a grandparent or a teacher or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching and gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly 20 years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you?

Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying of ALS, or motor neurone disease, Morrie visited Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class": lessons in how to live. This is a chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.

©1997 Mitch Albom (P)2004 Time Warner AudioBooks

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Beau-ti-ful Story!!

As soon as I purchased it, I started listening, and enjoyed each and every minute of it.
In my opinion, it is extremely well written and on the top of that the narration is outstanding, too.
It is great to listen to the story narrated by the author, and he reads the book beautfully.

This is a true story which makes the book even more special, I think.
Thought provoking, inspiring and the author makes you laugh here and there as well.
I hope you enjoy the book just as much as I did, if you decide to get it.

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How to live... and how to die

A brilliant story with such feeling. Mitch, you are inspirational.
Tuesdays with Morrie was given to me as a book by a now dear departed friend. Means so much more.
Great

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An outstanding book

This book is not only packed full of life lessons, but is a wonderful story as well. It touches your heart.

Narration was outstanding.

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Pragmatic words on difficult issues

Living and dying well provide many challenges that continue to baffle us. "Tuesdays with Morrie" gives some stimulating insights through the recounting of conversations between Mitch and his old college teacher Morrie as Morrie dies of Lou Gerig's disease. The book broaches difficult topics without unbelievable hype or off-putting sentimentality. It is a great listen.

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Take the time out to give

A few lovely lessons in life. Very long any tale with a learning for everyone.

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Great listen

Really great life lessons to take away from this, great new outlook on life, highly recommend it!!!

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Amazing

Everyone should read this book. Being a teacher in myself I just cried my eyes out.

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What a nice experience

so many emotional yet wonderful teachings in this book, I got emotional at the end.

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Amazing

Very important life lessons. Truly a touching book that really moved me. Thank you Morrie!

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great book that puts life into perspective

this book is fantastic. quite short and to the point. I would recommend this book to anyone.

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  • MS
  • 04-14-13

tuesdays with Morrie

If my friend asked if she could borrow this book I would say no. I wouldn't even make excuses of feel guilty about it. I would rush online and buy her a copy to be sent as a random, but not truly altruistic, present. We both need our own copies, for this is a book to return to time and time again. This is no "I've read it, what's next?" book. This true story reminds me not only why I read but also why every 60 seconds of every minute is precious.  An old college professor (Morrie) is dying of an incurable condition. In his final months a former student (Mitch) reaches out to him and they rekindle what was once a very profound relationship. We learn about Morrie's highly respected life before he got sick and how Mitch has been living in the fast lane, yet has seemingly lost his way. Despite promises Mitch hasn't kept in touch. He heard about Morrie's illness on TV. When Mitch loses his job he has the gift of time; that he chooses to spend this with his old ‘coach' for who time is so limited offers one of this book's profound teachings. We don't always appreciate the simple things in life. Mitch and Morrie settle into an old pattern of spending Tuesday's together in class. This time the classroom is Morrie's front room and the subject is The Meaning of life. The book flows effortlessly; it is almost poetic. Once we have settled into it, each chapter represents another Tuesday, and another lesson: "The tenth Tuesday we talk about Marriage." In some respects it is reminiscent of Kahlil Gibran's ‘The Prophet'. But this is a dialogue, not just with a wise man, but with a man acutely facing his own mortality. Morrie's gift is that he sees hims lucky; he sees opportunity when others would only see sadness. His learning has never stopped. Mitch too seems lucky as he has a second chance. ponder. If you want to explore what's important to a brave man, at the end of life's long journey, I urge you to read this book. Just don't go lending it to anyone.

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  • MarkPT
  • 06-15-16

Hmmmmm

Selected on the back of the great reviews and as someone who likes to learn in life, improve myself and others around me, I thought it would be a great choice.

I'm sort of left a bit perplexed. For sure it was someone's experience and story but I felt something was missing- whether it was he structure of the chapters I don't know, but felt it could have been laid out better with "life's lessons"
The only take away I can see are;
- death comes to all, enjoy what you have
- don't live in the past

Wanted to enjoy it more but felt something was missing.

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  • Wendy
  • 09-25-19

A blueprint for life....

How can an account of the last months of life, coping with such a cruel,debilitating condition be so positive and uplifting? I believe that even the most hard bitten, insensitive person could use this book as a ‘springboard’ to the future
Wonderful!

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  • Caroline Cork
  • 08-07-19

Moving and a great listen

Just great, lots of wise words from an old man. Loved it. Also love that the narration is by the author.

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  • ruthv
  • 01-12-19

love this

this is a book that makes you reflect on how you are living or not living your life. it reminds you about what really matters

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  • David
  • 06-28-12

A great sweet kind wise little book.

Great book. Well read and highly recomended. Listened to it again very soon after reading first time.

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  • Carrie
  • 07-13-22

Could not listen to the narrator

I was recommended this book and couldn't wait to listen to it. unfortunately the narrator keeps making licking/smacking noises before he talks and it's incredible distracting. I can't not hear the noise every time so unfortunately I cannot finish the audible version of this book.

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  • MR D Shukla
  • 07-13-22

great book about the meaning of life

really interesting reads full stop made me reflect upon how I'm living my life and what's important and being more conscious of day-to-day moments in being present as opposed to just chasing the green note

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-13-22

Thank you Morrie.

Absolutely beautiful. Everyone needs to hear/ read this. Death is the end of a life, not a relationship.

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  • Nicola P.
  • 02-28-22

lovely book

lovely story, which is nicely read, makes you think, would definitely recommend listening to it.

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  • Amber Johnston
  • 08-09-16

Love it

I recently heard Mitch present at a seminar for 1600 chiropractors in San Francisco and he moved the whole crowd with the way he told the story. I was moved to listen to Mitch tell the whole story, and to hear Mitch and Morrie speaking on the recording at the end was absolutely something else.

I feel like I know Morrie and Mitch. It's hard to get that from reading a story.

I'd recommend this to people of all ages. It's like a real life 7 habits of highly successful people, but with absolute focus on the humanity of life.

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  • olivia
  • 11-12-20

A must read!

An incredible story! It had me laughing and crying till the end. Some people may be scared of dying or might not like the idea of death but this true story puts it all into perspective in a simple and heartfelt way.
Tuesdays with Morrie is humbling and relatable - I cannot recommend this book enough.

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  • Timothy Stone
  • 06-27-22

Great story bad narration

The emotional delivery of this wonderful story is dramatically fogged over by the narrators admitted lack of emotional depth.

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  • iain
  • 04-27-22

Thoughtful

I have had the hard copy of this book for some years. Yet never got to start. The story and narrative is very thoughtful, simple and effective. I would recommend.

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  • Happy shopper
  • 02-17-22

Profound and something foreveryone

I first read this book when my daughter who was living in Canada sent it to her Nan in Australia to have it read to her. Her nan was dying but I read it to her (my mum), twice in fact.
I’ve now just listened to it again. And again ive been able to take so much from it.
If you ever get to have ‘a Morris’ in your life, embrace them.
Everyone can learn, get, take something from this book. It truly is a profound story. Enjoy!

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  • N G Slessor
  • 01-21-22

Giving is living

One of those beautiful moments that makes you question life in a positive way.
It’s inspiring, thought provoking and really brings you back to what’s important

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-12-21

For the whole family

A beautiful book. 10/10 recommend.
For all ages, even my children enjoyed listening to it in the car.

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  • Shannon
  • 11-04-21

Dying to Know

Wonderful insight into one mans journey to the end. Has some very thought provoking moments. Brought tears to my eyes and made me laugh out loud!
Great book for anyone caring for a person who has a terminal illness.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-06-21

Emotional Read For Anyone

Tuesdays with Morris gives a glimpse of how life should be lived. Really good book

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  • Dee Hosking
  • 04-10-21

Living is Giving

A lovely and short (under 4 hours) reflection on living, life and what’s important.

Written in 1997 but timeless