Wednesday, March 03, 2010

And now, the Treasure

As I noted in my last post, I come across this treasure while killing time at Goodwill. It was a copy of "Tuesdays with Morrie" by Mitch Albom on cassette. It cost me $1.50.

Over a year ago, I got a copy of the book at another thrift shop and thoroughly enjoyed it. I was impressed by how much an easy read the book was. It also prompted me to get a copy of "The Five People you Meet in Heaven," also by Mitch Albom. I enjoyed that book too.

Monday when I saw the audiobook, I thought I would give it a listen, and I'm glad I did.

For those who hadn't read the book, or otherwise know the story, Morrie Schwartz was Mitch Albom's favorite college professor. They lost touch for 16 years, but resumed their friendship when Albom saw Schwartz being interviewed by Ted Koppel on Nightline. Morrie was suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease, ALS. ALS, once diagnosed, is a death sentence, and Morrie was about to teach his final course. Mitch was his only student and the book was the thesis for the course. Mitch was taking notes and recording the sessions.

Listening to the book was way more enjoyable for me than reading it. That's saying alot because I enjoyed reading the book too. But here's the bonus: After the story ended, some of the audio from the conversations between Mitch and Morrie were included in the audiobook.

If you haven't read "Tuesdays with Morrie". you owe it to yourself to get a copy. If you have read it, I suggest you get the audiobook and give it a good listen. Mitch Albom tells their story well.

The link I provide for the book also includes audio from Morrie Schwartz.

7 comments:

Struke said...

Awesome, awesome book!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I have not read this one.
BUT, I did purchase The Five People you Meet in Heaven....at GOODWILL.
What a coinki-dink!!!

Sarah & Scott said...

That is so cool!

Amel said...

I enjoyed reading this book SO much! :-D

Amel said...

Oh, and I've also read The Five People You Meet in Heaven, but I think I enjoyed Morrie more than the other one he he...

Shelley said...

I have meant to read this book for a long time - you provided a great reminder!

Syd said...

Thanks for the recommendation. It sounds like an awesome book.