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Tuesdays With Morrie An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson (Hardcover)

Author:  Mitch Albom
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0385484518
ISBN-13: 9780385484510
Sku: 30055611
Publish Date: 9/1/1997
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.5H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  208
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A Detroit sportswriter conveys the wisdom and life lessons of his late mentor, professor Morrie Schwartz--whose appearances on ABC-TVs Nightline drew a flood of response--recounting their weekly conversations as Schwartz lay dying. Tour. *Author: Albom, Mitch *Subtitle: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Lifes Greatest Lesson *Publication Date: 1997/09/01 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 7.50
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A sportswriter conveys the wisdom of his late mentor, professor Morrie Schwartz, recounting their weekly conversations as Schwartz lay dying
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In TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE, sportswriter and best-selling author Mitch Albom chronicles his weekly conversations with his former college professor and mentor, Morrie Schwartz, in the months before the Brandeis University sociologist succumbed to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease. Their Tuesday conversations ranged widely over basic human concerns--love, money, commitment, spirit, how people spend their days thinking and doing, and what really matters in the world. In what the publisher is calling "spirituality literature for grown-ups," the author recounts his mentor's final, lasting gift: the wisdom to see his own life as something different than the accretion of fame, money, and success.
Author Bio
Mitch Albom
One night in 1995, Detroit sportswriter Mitch Albom watched a television show which would change his life, and ultimately the world, in ways he never could have imagined. But to get to that point, Albom had traveled a meandering road filled with some unexpected detours. Born (in 1958) and raised in New Jersey, near Philadelphia, Albom attended Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, where he studied sociology, though his real interest was music. Albom dreamed of a career as a singer/songwriter, and he supported himself for several years by playing piano and performing in clubs in the Northeast, and later in Europe, where he once sang Elvis cover songs on the island of Crete. Back in the U.S., Albom moonlighted as an amateur boxer until he became a volunteer reporter for a local newspaper in Queens, New York, which ultimately earned him a spot in the School of Journalism at Columbia University. Reversing the common script, Albom supported his practical education with earnings from his music, as he earned a Masters and an M.B.A. from Columbia, and began to work as a freelance sports reporter. Albom worked his way up the journalism ladder in various cities until he found a home in Detroit, writing a nationally-syndicated sports column and hosting a popular radio program. Albom garnered hundreds of awards for his incisive sports writing, including winning the Associated Press's coveted award for best column an unprecedented 13 times. In 1995, the newlywed Albom happened to tune in to Ted Koppel's Nightline program, which featured an interview with Albom's former Brandeis professor Morrie Schwartz, who was dying of A.L.S., also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. The mournful Albom sought out his former mentor, and the two began meeting regularly for conversations which taught Albom many valuable lessons about life's priorities. In an effort to pay for Schwartz's mounting medical bills, Albom promised to write a book about the experience, which became TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE, the bestselling memoir of all time (as of 2009). In 2003, Albom released his follow-up, a novel called THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN, which broke more sales records and cemented his place as one of the most beloved writers of his time. The indefatigable Albom continues to produce bestsellers, while hosting his radio program, writing his award-winning sports column, and running multiple charities he has established.

Praise

Los Angeles Times
"A wonderful book, a story of the heart told by a writer with soul."

New York Times Book Review
"Despite the obvious charm and good nature of both author and subject, in the end, the exhortations fall flat." - Alain De Botton 11/23/1997

"Every page of this beautiful moving little book shines with the warmth of unembarrassed love." - Harold S. Kushner

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0208
Product attributePublisher:   Doubleday Books
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