Tuesdays With Morrie: Go Along for the Journey

I returned to Tuesdays With Morrie and the book by Mitch Albom taught me lessons I had missed the first time around.

One day a week. Fourteen weeks. Morrie Schwartz, retired Brandeis University sociology professor, and Mitch Albom, a former student, later a noted Detroit sports journalist.

Enter ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Morrie, in his 70s, teaches one last class, mostly in his Boston study, with Mitch, a student from 16 years before. With little time left, Morrie guides his favorite student through a study of life—and death.

Tuesdays With Morrie was (and is) a huge hit and was adapted into a TV movie and a Broadway play.

For me, it is more than a book. It is a story about two guides who don’t let the ending spoil their final journey together.

2 thoughts on “Tuesdays With Morrie: Go Along for the Journey

  1. Rex, my husband and I watched the movie shortly after his diagnosis of terminal lung cancer. It was so powerful. We both cried and knew that’s how it was eventually going to end for us, too. He went into remission, and we had two and a half more years of mostly wonderful times; times it was hard to remember weren’t going to last forever — not for him and not for any of us.


    1. I have not seen the film, but I can imagine Jack Lemmon did a good job with Morrie’s character. I am sorry about your husband’s struggle, but glad you both got some extra time.
      My best to you,


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