audrey_e (audrey_e) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

44_Tuesdays With Morrie

44 TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE Mitch Albom (USA, 1997)

Class: Death and Dying

The true story of the last days of Morrie Schwartz, a sociology professor dying of Lou Gehrig's Disease, seen through the eyes of his student and friend.

Curiously enough, considering that I had to read this book for my death and dying class, I don't think it taught me a lot about death. I simply could not believe that Morrie was so calm and positive despite the deterioration of his body and his imminent death. I'm not saying the writer or Morrie were liars, but I could not fully enjoy it, it was too much for me. Moreover, I sometimes disagreed with his understanding of life and its meaning, some of his comments about love and family were, to me, over-simplistic. However, I did enjoy Mitch Albom's writing style quite a bit. The structure of the book is very original and the metaphors he used were great. I guess I need to read The Five People You Meet in Heaven.

Tags: non-fiction

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