Originally recommended by my favourite high school English teacher, Tuesdays with Morrie is a book I like to revisit every few years. It's a book I will always buy when I see it if I don't have a copy already. Sometimes I'll just get a spare one in case. At its core, it's a very sad book - while also being one of the most comforting reads. Each time I come back to it, I take something new away.
About the book:
Years after graduating from college, Mitch Albom reconnects with his favourite professor, Morrie, to complete one last 'project' - a thesis on learning to live from a man who is slowly dying.
A bit about the author:
Mitch Albom has been writing for quite a long time - about sports initially, and then Tuesdays. Today, he's sold more than 40 million copies of various books published since, many of them carrying inspirational messages on life, death and everything in between.
Why we’re crushing on this read:
In spite of the content being about death, there's something reassuring - in parts, almost feel-good, about this book. It's a meditation on meaning from the perspective of someone who counts himself lucky to have the time to contemplate his life through the lens of his impending death.
It's beautiful, it's comforting, it's meaningful and to me, carries a special kind of magic that rests in the invaluable relationships with older people. Read it now, and read it, again and again, every time it comes back to you.