Recently a play titled Tuesdays With Morrie came to Seattle. It sounded interesting, but my schedule prevented me from going. However, the Seattle Library had a copy of the book. Lucky for me, right? Not really.
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom is an awful book. A middle aged man, whose life is losing meaning, revisits his dying professor to learn life’s greatest lesson.
The author barley touches on the lessons from the old man. He spends most of book talking about his professor’s health problems. Mitch Albom is yet another narcissistic navel-gazing Baby Boomer with a word processor. Instead of listening and learning the wisdom from his mentor, the story becomes a sad observation on his death and a student that learned nothing.