Tuesdays with Morrie
The original book proposal for Tuesdays with Morrie, submitted to publishers in August 1995.
“The last class of my old professor’s life took place once a week in his house, by a 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… Although no final exam was given, you were expected to produce one long paper on what was learned. That paper is presented here. The last class of my old professor’s life had only one student. I was the student…keep reading»
This is an article I wrote for the Detroit Free Press shortly after Morrie’s death in 1995:
The worst part of dying this way, he said, was that he couldn’t dance. Morrie loved to dance. For years he went to a church hall not far from Harvard Square, where once a week they would blast music and open the door to anyone, dance however you wanted with whomever you wanted. Morrie danced by himself. ...keep reading»