Who is Morrie in the book,Tuesdays with Morrie, by Mitch Albom?

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Tuesdays with Morrieis a book (a memoir) that was written in 1997  by Mitch Albom. In this memoir, Albom recounts his conversations with his past sociology professor, Morrie Schwartz who was dying from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. 

Morrie Schwartz was a professor of sociology at Brandeis University. Albom was his student, but they did not correspond since college. The book was on the New York Times best seller list in 2000, and was made in to a TV movie in 1999. 

The book covers various topics such as: love, values, transparency, happiness, importance of communication, and the like.