Mitch Albom

  • replied to the topic Tuesdays with Morrie in the forum To Mitch 3 years ago

    Hi Patricia,

    It’s not the first time I’ve thought about what it would be like to be with Morrie again. So here’s my follow up: why not both? Morrie loved being with people. Morrie was mostly the way he was even before he was dying. When I knew Morrie as a student, he was always present, involved, a great listener, a tease, a warm and gentle and…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Tuesdays with Morrie in the forum To Mitch 3 years ago

    Hi Shekinah,

    Wow, what a question. Honestly, I don’t know. But I know that some of my answer would at least be: I tried.

    What do you think?

    Your friend,
    Mitch

  • Hi Louie,

    I have to admit I’m not sure I understand your question. Are you asking why you would sacrifice for someone else? If that’s the case, then my answer is that it’s the most human thing you can do. To put someone else’s needs above your own. It’s the ultimate act of love & humility.

    What answer have you come up with?

    Your friend,
    Mitch

  • replied to the topic Tuesdays with Morrie in the forum To Mitch 3 years ago

    Dear Estela,

    Well, the book is a true story about me and Morrie, so I have to say that I don’t want to imagine our scenarios switched.

    But if you’re asking how Morrie dealt in connecting with someone who was ill as he was, I think the chapter titled, “The First Tuesday” is a great passage to look at. Morrie had empathy in spades. Even as he…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Tuesdays With Morrie in the forum To Mitch 3 years ago

    Hi Mariz,

    Thank you for your very insightful question. It’s a very good one. Are there still Morrie’s out there? Morries who possess the compassion, empathy, and capacity for love that he had? Yes.

    And I think anyone looking for that kind of person might be one of them, or could learn to be one with more experience.

    What do you think?

    Your…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Tuesdays with Morrie in the forum Tuesdays with Morrie 3 years ago

    Hi Khey Anne,

    I think you posted this twice, so I’ve answered this in your first post here.

    Thanks,
    Mitch

  • replied to the topic Tuesdays with Morrie in the forum To Mitch 3 years ago

    Hi Martin,

    You posted this question several times, so here’s my first answer, which hasn’t changed 🙂

    Thanks,
    Mitch

  • replied to the topic Tuesdays with Morrie in the forum To Mitch 3 years ago

    Hi Martin,

    You posted this question several times, so here’s my first answer, which hasn’t changed 🙂

    Tuesdays with Morrie

    Thanks,
    Mitch

  • replied to the topic Tuesdays with Morrie in the forum To Mitch 3 years ago

    Hi Josh,

    Perhaps you have not read Tuesdays with Morrie all the way through, but Morrie was a real person. The book is nonfiction.

    Learn more about Morrie here: http://www.mitchalbom.com/books/tuesdays-with-morrie/

    and here: http://www.mitchalbom.com/books/tuesdays-inspiration/

    Hope you enjoy the story, and that you’ll come back and let me…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Tuesdays With Morrie in the forum Tuesdays with Morrie 3 years ago

    Bea,

    I believe you posted this twice. Here’s my answer: http://www.mitchalbom.com/forums/topic/tuesdays-with-morrie-5/

    Thanks,
    Mitch

  • replied to the topic Tuesdays With Morrie in the forum To Mitch 3 years ago

    Hi Shannen,

    Thanks for your questions. Here are my answers, in order:

    1. Ideas:
    I tend to choose WHO I know as much as I might choose to write “what I know.” For inspiration, I look to the moments in my life when I was overwhelmed by emotion. And then I think what was behind those moments–is it something universal, that others might feel? If…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Tuesdays With Morrie in the forum To Mitch 3 years ago

    Hi Shannen,

    Thanks for your questions. Here are my answers, in order:

    1. Ideas:
    I tend to choose WHO I know as much as I might choose to write “what I know.” For inspiration, I look to the moments in my life when I was overwhelmed by emotion. And then I think what was behind those moments–is it something universal, that others might feel? If…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Tuesdays With Morrie in the forum To Mitch 3 years ago

    Hi Joanna,

    Thanks for your question. I hope I’m not disappointing you, but I don’t think there’s anything I regret not including. I told the story as best as I could. I would, however, have liked a few more Tuesdays.

    Your friend,
    Mitch

  • replied to the topic Living and Dying in the forum To Mitch 3 years ago

    Hi Jeysesh,

    I think you posted this twice. I’ve answered your question here: http://www.mitchalbom.com/forums/topic/take-on-living-and-dying/

    Thanks
    Mitch

  • replied to the topic Tuesdays With Morrie in the forum To Mitch 3 years ago

    Hi Roy,

    Well, to answer your question, I think we have to turn it around. I didn’t offer a masterpiece to Morrie. It’s Morrie who offered the masterpiece to me. I wrote Tuesdays with Morrie to help Morrie and his family pay his medical bills. The book has resonated because of Morrie’s wisdom and teachings. Writing that book changed my life. I’m…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Tuesdays with morrie in the forum To Mitch 3 years ago

    Dear Paula,

    Before I wrote Tuesdays with Morrie, people would stop me at the airport to ask who I thought was going to win the Super Bowl. They knew me as a sports columnist and a broadcaster. After Tuesdays, they would stop to tell me about their sick loved one, or the loved one they lost. Many sometimes–and still do–get confused and call me…[Read more]

  • Hi Francesca,

    Before Tuesdays with Morrie, I was a busy, ambitious sportswriter who never thought about mortality, only my next success. Reconnecting with Morrie, watching him die with great suffering and yet so brave, really was a life-changing experience. And I’ve taken the responsibility that my books and stories that followed should explore…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Take on Living and Dying in the forum Tuesdays with Morrie 3 years ago

    Hi Jeysesh,

    It’s a good question, and one I’ve taken to heart in the books I write. There are many interviews in which I’ve been asked, “Why do you write about death?” I’d counter that to say that I don’t write about death. I write about life. Death just get people’s attention, as it’s the one great equalizer.

    I have realized that loss, love…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Tuesdays With Morrie in the forum To Mitch 3 years ago

    Hi Chelsea,

    As Tuesdays with Morrie is a true story and Morrie Schwartz has passed away, I don’t know how I would write a sequel. I will tell you that it took me 6 years to publish my next book after Tuesdays, which was the novel The Five People You Meet in Heaven. The reason is because everyone wanted me to write “Wednesdays with Morrie.”

    In a…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic tuesdays with morrie in the forum To Mitch 3 years ago

    Hi Francesco–

    Yes, Tuesdays with Morrie is a true story. It’s a nonfiction memoir, and while some liberties were taken in the film adaptation, the book recounts what happened in that last class with my dying professor.

    Great name. Have you heard of the other Francesco I’ve written about? He was not real, but feels real to me. Check it out:…[Read more]

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