I have heard so much about this book, I really am curious about it. Is it that good? From a first glance it seems interesting, but I hope it is not like those preaching books…
In the book, Mitch Albom is a successful sports writer and college graduate. One day Albom sees his college professor Morrie Schwartz on “Nightline” in a television interview with Ted Koppel, and learns of his terminal illness. In his student days at university, Albom had regarded Morrie as a friend and mentor, but had lost touch with him since his graduation. Realising that he has not long to live, Albom decides to fulfill his unkept promises to keep in touch with Morrie and travels from Detroit to Morrie’s town in West Newton, MA, every Tuesday till the day Morrie dies. In each of his meetings, Albom summed up his inspiring conversations with Morrie as simple lessons in life.
“When you learn how to die, you learn how to live.”
“As you grow, you learn more. If you stayed as ignorant as you were at twenty-two, you’d always be twenty-two. Aging is not just decay, you know. It’s growth. It’s more than the negative that you’re going to die, it’s the positive that you understand you’re going to die, and that you live a better life because of it.”