Every individual has a mentor - someone they look up to, someone whose reflections stick with them as they move on with their lives. Morrie Schwartz was Mitch Albom’s mentor, as Mitch spent a significant amount of time with Morrie every Tuesday, a routine that brought about an unconscious difference in Mitch’s life.
After 16 years, Mitch moves ahead with his life and Morrie’s insights slowly fade away over time. With a scheme to find answers to questions that have been haunting him for a very long time, Mitch Albom sets off in search of Morrie Schwartz, his long lost alliance.
Albom finally succeeds in finding his mentor, but to his dismay, finds out that Morrie is living through the last days of his life. Morrie is critically ill and afflicted with ALS, a motor neuron disease. Mitch decides to make the most of his rendezvous and recreates the past by meeting him every Tuesday evening. In Tuesdays With Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man And The World’s Greatest Lesson, Mitch shares the wise words that Morrie had for him during his last days.
Oprah Winfrey adapted this book as a TV show starring Hank Azaria and Jack Lemmon in the year 1999. The show went on to become a hit, receiving four Emmy Awards. An Off Broadway play was also produced in the fall of 2001, co-authored by Jeffrey Hatcher and Albom.
Tuesdays With Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man And The World’s Greatest Lesson was first published in the year 1997. This edition of the book was published in 1998. In October 1997, the book entered the New York Times bestsellers list and reached the top of the list six months later. Judged as a bestselling memoir, the book remained on the bestsellers list for a period of 205 weeks.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR : Mitch Albom writes for the Detroit Free Press, and has been voted America's No. 1 sports columnist ten times by the Associated Press Sports Editors. Albom, a former professional musician, hosts a syndicated daily radio show and appears regularly on ESPN's The Sports Reporters. He is the author of Bo and Fab Five, both national bestsellers, and has also published four collections of his columns. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan.