This novel is about a newspaper columnist Mitch Albom who recounts time spent with his 78-year-old sociology professor, Morrie Schwartz, at Brandeis University, who was dying from Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS).They decoded life’s bitter and sweet surprises and how people can learn how to live life fully by understanding the meaning of death. This made me cry and smile and cry again until I can already feel my hand trembling because of so much pain that I am feeling from the characters. Mitch Albom was such a genius in putting life to every word inside this book.
The way Albom put genuine emotions through words is like heaven touching the earth, so profound that you can really feel its magnitude. After reading this story, I admit I wished to have the same Morrie in my life from whom I can learn life’s bizarre and beautiful meanings.
The story was later adapted by Thomas Rickman into a movie of the same name directed by Mick Jackson, which aired on 5 December 1999 and starred Jack Lemmon and Hank Azaria. The book topped the New York Times Non-Fiction Bestsellers of 2000.