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July 12, 2012

Book Review: Tuesdays With Morrie – Mitch Albom

Filed under: Books — Santhosh @ 12:01 AM
Book: Tuesdays with Morrie
Author: Mitch Albom
Genre: Non-fiction novel

Morrie lies awaiting his approaching death, accepting the finality and the definitive finish line in sight, and spends those few months reflecting, contemplating, and talking about life, family, emotions, regrets, money, fear of ageing, marriage, culture, forgiveness, and love. You know, the wisdom thingy.

There isn’t much that hasn’t already been said – relationships and spending time with loved ones are what make one happy, the importance of family, love others, look out for others, learn to forgive yourself, build your own subculture, accepting your mortality will make you live better, etc. And yet, the lightness of touch in the writing coupled with the context of it all being said at death’s doorstep, make for a nice, positive, sometimes introspective read. I’d recommend this as a better self-help book than those promoted as such. Also has some wonderful aphorisms thrown in.

Half-way deep, yet light.

My Rating: 4/5

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