Tuesdays With Morrie

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Tuesdays with Morrie "We're Tuesday people,"� he said.

"Tuesday people,"� I repeated.

The Book: By Mitch Albom The Movie (co-produced by Oprah Winfrey) The Interviews with Ted Coppell The Book The book, Tuesdays with Morrie was my first experience with the story of Mitch and Morrie. Although I usually don't like sitting down to a novel, I particularly loved this one. In fact, I couldn't even put it down. It was so riveting that I finished it one day. The book offered many influential ideas""it is impossible to list them all. However, I shall point out a few select aspects that had the largest impact on me.

Looking at the story at a whole for the first time, I was completely moved in way never before felt. I immediately called my ex-girlfriend to tell her how important she was to me. This was after not speaking to her in months.

I also called my parents. I actually had only picked up the phone to talk to them only couple times since I left for college. I explained to mother how this book teaches a lesson about life and death and reading the book will surely be the best way to experience this. I followed up this point with my mother after seeing the interviews, but I will explain that later.

To be more specific, I found that Mitch Albom's analogy of his situation with Morrie as a class session very creative. Albom states, "The last of my old professor's life took place once a week in his house, by the window in the study where he could watch a small hibiscus plant shed its pink leaves. The class met on Tuesdays. It began after breakfast. The subject was The Meaning of Life. It was taught from experience."�(Mitch Albom) He...