Tuesdays with Morrie

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Tuesdays with Morrie
Tuesdays with Morrie book cover.jpg
AuthorMitch Albom
CountryUnited States
GenreBiographical, Philosophical novel, Memoir
Publication date
Media typePrint Hardcover, Paperback
378.1/2/092 B 21
LC ClassLD571.B418 S383 1997

Tuesdays with Morrie is a memoir[1] by American author Mitch Albom[2] about a series of visits Albom made to his former sociology professor Morrie Schwartz, as Schwartz gradually loses his life to ALS.

The book topped the New York Times Non-Fiction Bestsellers of 2000. An unabridged audiobook was also published, narrated by Albom. The appendix of the audiobook contains several minutes of excerpts from audio recordings that Albom made in his conversations with Schwartz before writing the book.

A new edition with an afterword by Albom was released on the book's ten-year anniversary in 2007.


Albom is a successful sports columnist for the Detroit Free Press. After seeing his former sociological professor Morrie Schwartz appear on Nightline, Albom phones Schwartz, and is prompted to travel to Massachusetts to visit him. An ensuing newspaper strike allows Albom to visit Schwartz every week, on Tuesdays. The book recounts each of the fourteen visits Albom made to Schwartz, supplemented with Schwartz's lectures, life experiences, and interspersed with both flashbacks and allusions to contemporary events.


The book was adapted into a 1999 television film, directed by Mick Jackson, and starring Hank Azaria and Jack Lemmon.[2]

In 2002, the book was adapted as a stage play that opened Off Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Co-authored by Mitch Albom and Jeffrey Hatcher (Three Viewings) and directed by David Esbjornson (The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?). Tuesdays with Morrie starred Alvin Epstein as Schwartz and Jon Tenney as Albom. It received positive reviews.[3]

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  1. ^ de Botton, Alain (23 November 1997). "Continuing Ed". The New York Times.
  2. ^ a b "Tuesdays with Morrie". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Gutman, Les (November 2002). "Tuesdays with Morrie Review". CurtainUp. Retrieved 27 March 2019.

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