Mitch Albom

  • Hi Hera,

    I don’t mind the question, but I don’t know that I have an answer. Neither sounds like the better option. But I know Morrie was grateful, despite his suffering, to have the time that he did. And that’s worth thinking about you.

    What about you?

    Thanks for writing.

    Your friend,
    Mitch

  • replied to the topic Tuedays with Morrie 💕 in the forum To Mitch 2 years, 10 months ago

    Hi Dannaxmae,

    Simply, I wrote Tuesdays with Morrie to help Morrie pay his medical bills. I wasn’t expecting it to reach as many as it did, only enough to bring his family some relief. On another level, his story was one I felt compelled to do. I’m not sure why, but I know it was the right decision.

    I am afraid of dying as much as any other…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Tuesdays With Morrie in the forum To Mitch 2 years, 10 months ago

    Hi Bea,

    Wow, this is a tough one. In some ways, I’ve shared a lot of other Tuesdays with Morrie, as I have visited his grave as I promised to. I’ve talked to him about my life, about how many people his wisdom has touched, how his teaching goes on. And I’ve talked to him about the little girl with a terminal illness from the Have Faith Haiti…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Tuesdays with Morrie in the forum To Mitch 2 years, 10 months ago

    Hi there,

    I would say Morrie had empathy in levels many don’t. It was an ultimate act of humility–to make others as important to him as his own self. It was how he was then able to take on other people’s suffering as compassionately he took on his own suffering. His only response to the suffering of others that he felt was the most human one:…[Read more]

  • Hi Chinkee,

    Regrets are a mixed bag–it’s easy to have them, but they can blind you from seeing all the good things that can emerge in your life while your original plan doesn’t work out. I might have regretted not “making it” as a musician earlier in my career, but they day I gave up music for writing, I know how blessed I have been to tell…[Read more]

  • Hi KheyAnne–

    Interest question. I think some older people envy their youth because they have more time, and for many, better health. I think youth (up to a certain age) envy the freedom of choice they believe older adults have.

    I’m sorry it took me quite some time to respond, but I hope you’ll stick around here.

    Your friend,
    Mitch

  • replied to the topic Tuesdays with Morrie in the forum To Mitch 2 years, 10 months ago

    Hi there,

    I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to respond, but I’m currently getting ready for the publication of the 20th Anniversary Edition of Tuesdays with Morrie–which is tomorrow!–and working on my next book.

    Your question is interesting because that’s just where the story begins–I didn’t choose to stay in touch with Morrie. Instead, I made…[Read more]

  • Mitch Albom posted a new activity comment 2 years, 11 months ago

    Thanks, Alysson. Good luck with your assignment.

  • Mitch Albom posted a new activity comment 2 years, 11 months ago

    Hi Alysson, Thanks for posting here. I think like anyone who has lost someone they really care about, could there ever be enough time? We always wish we had more of it. That being said, it’s been my privilege and honor to be able to share my time with Morrie with the world, and I wouldn’t trade that for anything.

    I’ve noticed a lot of your…[Read more]

  • Mitch Albom posted a new activity comment 3 years ago

    Welcome. Thanks for posting here.

  • Thank you, Naiba, for sharing this with me. And please thank your friend Naziba for writing this especially moving and personal piece.

    Your friend–
    Mitch

  • Hey Rebecca,

    Thanks for your note. I appreciate you taking the time to let me know that you enjoyed The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto. I love this book. I loved writing it. I don’t know if you’ve caught any of the interviews when the book was released, but I do talk about how music was one of my first loves, so it means a lot that I was finally…[Read more]

  • Hey Kali (@Kmbraithwaite99),

    As I shared with Denise, I lost my mom recently too. And as sad as I am, I realize all I have now are memories. Good memories. Funny memories. Happy memories. (Instead of having to see her sick, and present, but unable to speak).

    Remember Aunt Marilyn as she danced and smiled, and she’ll never really leave you.…[Read more]

  • Hi Denise (c/o @Bdolphin2009),

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I lose my mom last January, and I still miss her everyday. I missed hearing her voice for years before she passed (she suffered a stroke). And though I spoke to her, it’s so hard to know that I can’t hear her talk back. But I know she’s there, and I know she’d be so happy to learn…[Read more]

  • Hi @Maddsbrew,

    I’m afraid I’m starting to sound rather repetitive by bringing in Morrie’s voice, but his wisdom lives on. And as he taught us, we should be devoting ourselves to our community and through that, we can find how to create a life that gives us both purpose and meaning. You’re young (I don’t mean to dismiss your concerns because you…[Read more]

  • Hi @LLDuncan,

    I love that the movie version included the full verse that is the source of that quote, and performed by none other than Jack Lemmon, is one of those most poignant moments of the film.

    All I have is a voice
    To undo the folded lie,
    The romantic lie in the brain
    Of the sensual man-in-the-street
    And the lie of Authority
    Whose…

    [Read more]

  • Hi @11thBA,

    You wrote:

    Tuesdays with Morrie has helped me feel much more comfortable with death. I’ve always been so afraid of it, but this book has put me in a place where I’m actually able to think about death.

    And I think that’s absolutely right. As Morrie said, “when you learn how to die, you learn how to live.” It’s funny, I’m often tho…[Read more]

  • To Mr. Rector’s Students:

    Thank you for reading Tuesdays with Morrie with such openness and passion. It has been my privilege, and my honor, to share Morrie with the world. I can’t tell you how happy he would be to learn that millions of students like you continue to read his words, and that the teaching goes on.

    I hope you enjoy watching the…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Magic Strings Indeed in the forum To Mitch 4 years ago

    Tim,

    I’m very sorry to hear of your loss. It’s almost a year since my mother’s passing, and I don’t know if the loss of a parent is ever something you can “get over.” That we are connected, even in this small way, is a testament to what I’ve written in Frankie Presto’s story.

    To know this book is held in such high regard from a reader like…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Magic Strings Indeed in the forum To Mitch 4 years ago

    Tim,

    I’m very sorry to hear of your loss. It’s almost a year since my mother’s passing, and I don’t know if the loss of a parent is ever something you can “get over.” That we are connected, even in this small way, is a testament to what I’ve written in Frankie Presto’s story.

    To know this book is held in such high regards from a reader like you…[Read more]

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