Tuesdays with Morrie is a memoir written by Mitch Albom, through which he makes the reader take a walk through his college years. It is a story of a young college student and his old aged sociology professor, Morrie Schwartz. The reason why Mitch liked Morrie more than any other professors was because Morrie didn't just teach about his subject. He taught about life. Even in his late years of life, he was more lively than those who had more years ahead of them.
The book is written in a highly philosophical and conversational manner. The chapters are divided such that the first seven chapters are dedicated to Mitch and all the later ones to the wisdom that Morrie provided. However, both the characters are interwoven from the beginning. As the plot proceeds, Mitch seems to forget the lessons taught by Morrie, later in his life. He has forgotten about his passion as he became consumed with a culture that didn't work for him. Meanwhile, an incurable disease has nabbed Morrie, but that still didn't hold Morrie from living. Here the reader explicitly notices the contrast between Mitch and Morrie on the grounds of perception of life they both carry.
Mitch returns to Morrie one day, and their classes resume on Tuesdays. He performs subtle gestures of affection for the old man. The lessons that Morrie provides to Mitch are very contemporary in nature. Mitch presents insights into millennials' lives, how they get carried away by things happening around them, how they lose their priorities, how they handle relationships, where money stands in life, the purpose they work for, and so much more. Morrie, on the other hand, advocates the importance of love, compassion, taking a stand for oneself, fighting for their passion, forgiveness, and more.
This book has compiled all the substantial things that we shouldn't forget about in our life; It is excellent if you have someone to guide you and keep you affixed with the purpose and value of life at every stage; otherwise, Morrie is always happy to help. Just don't forget to hug him and give him a napkin.