Tuesdays with Morrie – a review

31 Jul

Tuesdays with MorrieA dying sociology professor, his student who meets him after 16 years, the discussions that they have every Tuesday for the rest of the former’s life that springs out great wisdom for the masses – this is pretty much the book ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’. 

The dying prof has great word of wisdom and the student records them. And they cover two aspects – the process of gradually degenerating to death and the knowledge that comes out of this process. Charles Schwarz is the prof and Mitch Albom is the student.

The Prof’s active dying process, his perspective of life and things around him,the utter powerlessness of man against a terminal disease and the wise views of the man from his incremental death bed – are recorded in a very lucid, touching and genuine manner.

The Prof’s gradual progress towards his end, the realization of the process and the knowledge that oozes out of that will, for sure, make you re-think many things in life as you cannot look at life in the manner that the Prof sees, for you are not in death bed.

If you read this book, you will :

  1. know your priorities in life
  2. learn how to love and be loved
  3. become worthwhile
  4. become wiser

If you don’t read this book, you will :

  • continue to roam around the earth like a zombie, lifeless and listless

Who is this book for :

  1. Anybody who has a mind of his own
  2. Anybody who can think

A word of caution : Tear jerks ahead.


Posted by on July 31, 2014 in English Posts


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7 responses to “Tuesdays with Morrie – a review

  1. Hariharan Valady

    August 5, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    The storyline of the book is out of the ordinary. “If you read” and “If you don’t read” sections make the review interesting.


  2. Venkatesh

    November 30, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    good book . have read it sometime before.


  3. Dr.J.Bhaskaran

    July 26, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    It is a wonderful book. So well describes the degenerative disease ALS and a sound mind of the individual inspite of all muscle weakness including respiration at the end! The interlude between two chapters – like two waves conversing- so well lights up human psychology with philosophy! Nicely reviewed Sir.


    • Amaruvi Devanathan

      July 26, 2016 at 9:40 pm

      Very true Sir. I was in tears when I had read it. Glad that you enjoyed it.


  4. Baskaran

    September 15, 2017 at 3:04 am

    Yes. The book leaves you with a lump in our throat.


    • Amaruvi Devanathan

      September 15, 2017 at 8:09 am

      a fantastic book sir. however, the author’s other books are insipid.



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