Tuesdays with Morrie is a memoir written by Mitch Albom. I bought the translated version in Indonesia. The English paperback version in Amazon.com is priced from around $7.50.
Embracing illness and death is the central theme of this true story. How do you handle it? Mitch Albom had a special relationship with his professor during his university years. This professor's name is Morrie. This book is filled with important lessons given by Morrie to Mitch. Among the lessons, they talk about these topics: death, family, regrets, money, feeling sorry for yourself, marriage, culture, and many more.
Sixteen years after he graduated, Mitch met Morris again. This time the professor is old and sickly. He suffers from Lou Gehrig's disease, the kind of disease that makes your muscles weaken and in the end it makes the patient have trouble speaking, swallowing, and breathing.
Before Morrie's death, Mitch visits him every Tuesday and he promises to write down all the lessons he can learn from the professor. I find that the book is VERY enlightening. The way Morrie deals with his illness and the way he accepts the illness and death is an eye-opener. Many people get angry and yell at the caretakers when they feel the pain and they're frustrated by their illness, but Morrie manages to stay his best self and give the best even though his condition is so frail.
This book is a MUST read! It's beautiful and filled with meaningful, touching messages. Best of all, it's a true story!