Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

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The most important thing in life is to give out love and to let it come in. What does this mean? Do you agree or disagree? Why?

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Mitch Albom’s memoir of his relationship with a very special professor, Morrie Schwartz, emphasizes the lessons the latter conveyed to the one-time student. Mitch met Morrie when he was a student, and Morrie was one of his professors, his “favorite professor,” in fact. The two had gone their separate ways after Mitch graduated from Brandeis University, but the two reconnect later in life after Mitch sees Morrie on television and contacts him, learning of Morrie’s struggle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, a debilitating, fatal neurological disorder. Mitch’s decision to reconnect with Morrie leads to the most important lesson he will carry with him in his own life. That lesson is repeated throughout Tuesdays With Morrie and can be summarized as a warning against trying to find personal fulfillment in material things rather than in personal relationships. Early in his memoir, Albom, amid the fawning idolization over celebrity athletes and their famous paramours, recalls one...

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