"Afterward, I find Morrie Schwartz, my favorite professor, and introduce him to my parents. He is a small man who takes small steps, as if a strong wind could, at any time, whisk him up into the clouds. In his graduation day robe, he looks like a cross between a biblical prophet and a Christmas elf. He has sparkling blue-green eyes, thinning silver hair that spills onto his forehead, big ears a triangular nose, and tufts of graying eyebrows. Although his teeth are crooked and his lower ones are slanted back - as if someone had once punched them in - when he smiles it's as if you'd just told him the first joke on earth." ~Mitch Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie
Doesn't that quote alone have you dying to read this book? Poignant and gripping, Albom's moving read fades in on a middle-aged man named Mitch, a sports writer unknowingly unhappy with his life. Decades ago, he promised his favorite professor he'd keep in touch, but he had forgotten all about him until one night when he was watching the news. There was a special on TV about Morrie, Mitch's own professor, who was dying from ALS and had started sharing lessons about life with people. Mitch began visiting Morrie again every Tuesday; because "we're Tuesday people," Morrie said. With each meeting with his cherished mentor, Mitch's life changed and the results were stirring.