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

Author: Albom, Mitch

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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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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780385484510
SKU 30055611
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0385484518
Release Date 9/1/1997
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 7.5H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Author Info
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.
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"Every page of this beautiful moving little book shines with the warmth of unembarrassed love."
"A wonderful book, a story of the heart told by a writer with soul."
"Despite the obvious charm and good nature of both author and subject, in the end, the exhortations fall flat."
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Editors Note 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, helped you see the world as a more profound place, 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 twenty years ago.Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldnt you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger?Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older mans life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with 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.Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.
Annotation 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.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0208
Publisher Doubleday Books

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