Summary Of ' Tuesdays With Morrie

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Tuesdays with Morrie was awakening, yet, heartbreaking and I couldn’t put the book down. It was a story of friendship that turned to love, a story of family, a story of trust, and a story of death. As I read each page, I felt closer to Morrie Schwartz as if I knew him personally. Morrie, the main character in the book, was a kind, sensitive soul. He believed in humanity, and enjoyed sharing his wisdom with others. As a sociology professor at Brandeis University he taught and mentored many student and this is how he came to befriend one special student, Mitch Albom whom is the narrator of the story. After college graduation, Mitch lost touch with Professor Morrie, despite promises otherwise. After years of no contact, Mitch saw his professor being interviewed on Nightline and this is how he learned of his old Professors diagnosis, ALS. Soon after, Mitch contacted Morrie and this is how their relationship was rekindled. Mitch spent fourteen Tuesday’s with Morrie, discussing the world, self-pity, regrets, death, family, emotions, fear of aging, money, love, marriage, culture, forgiveness, the perfect day, and lastly, how to say goodbye. All of the topics they discussed really touched my heart because these are the things that really matter in life, yet they are so easy to lose touch with. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as ALS, is what took over Morrie’s body. The prognosis of ALS is death, and in the final chapter of the book, Morrie would physically (not
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