Tuesdays with Morrie

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Title:Tuesdays With Morrie
Author: Mitch Albom
Genre: Autobiographical Documentary
Setting: West Newton, Massachusetts

Main Characters w/brief description:
Mitch Albom: Was one of morrie’s last students, he is the narrator of the book. He has been working himself to the bone all of his life. He becomes jobless when the newspaper company he works for goes on strike. Every tuesday now, Morrie teaches him about life and to value love.
Morrie Schwartz: Was Mitch Albom’s favorite teacher in college, morrie suffers from ALS which is a disease that slowly takes hold of your body, not letting the parts function. Morrie decided instead of slowly withering away, he would live the rest of his life to the fullest.

Plot summary:
Morrie Schwartz was diagnosed with ALS, an incurable disease which slowly disables your body, starting with the legs. Brandis University, the school he taught at told him he could quit this year because of his disease, but Morrie decided to teach one final class. Mitch Albom was part of that class. After college Mitch decided to listen to morrie’s teaching and follow his dreams, so he chased after the idea of becoming a professional musician. One summer his uncle died, Mitch then realized that he was doing nothing in his life, chasing a failing dream, so he took the first job on the market. Mitch’s job was for the newspaper, he worked himself nearly to death day after day. One day though, that all changed when the staff at the newspaper company went on strike. Soon mitch was out of a job. One night he was scrolling through the channels and he saw Morrie on television, Morrie was teaching the world that you can still live even while dying. Mitch called Morrie and began spending every tuesday with him learning that love is more powerful than life.

Excerpt:
“So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing things they think are important. This is because they're chasing the wrong

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