Tuesdays with Morrie


Author: Mitch Albom

Title: Tuesdays with Morrie

genre: inspirational, biographies & memoirs

publication date: 1997

number of pages: 192

geographical setting: United States, Detroit and Boston

plot summary: Having graduated and moved on in his life the Author looses touch with what he wants in life. By coincidence he sees an old professor on television who he hadn’t talked to in 16 years. Learning that this great mentor of his is dying of an incurable disease the author puts his life partly on hold to fly back and and learn one final lesson from the teacher, what he learns puts his life in a whole new perspective.

Subject headings: inspirational, religion & spirituality, biographies & memoirs

appeal: enlightening, teaching,  inspirational, thought-provoking, detaching, symbolic, deep, learning, true, spiritual, bereavement, death,

three terms: teacher/student, thoughtful, acceptance

relevant fiction:

The Five people you meet in heaven by Mitch Albom (life’s purpose)

My sister’s keeper by Jodi Picoult (meaning of life)

The Guernsey Literary and potato-peel pie society by Mary Ann Shaffer (human nature)

relevant non-fiction:

Who Dies? by Stephen Levine (dealing with death)

Practicing your path by Holly W. Whitcomb (finding spirituality)

Marley and me by John Grogan (life perspectives)

Name: Bill Thurston


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