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Title: Tuesdays with Morrie

Author: Mitch Albom

Release Date: 2000

Publisher: Warner

Pages: 224 pages

Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, and gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago.

Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded. Wouldn’t you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you? 

Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man’s life. Knowing he was dying of ALS – or motor neurone disease – Mitch visited Morrie in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final ‘class’: lessons in how to live.


Here was my initial review on goodreads:

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Title: The Five People you meet in Heaven

Author: Mitch Albom

Release Date: 1st January 2003 

Publisher: Warner

Pages: 196 Pages

Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination, but an answer. 

In heaven, five people explain your life to you. Some you knew, others may have been strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldier to old age, Eddie’s five people revisit their connections to him on earth, illuminating the mysteries of his “meaningless” life, and revealing the haunting secret behind the eternal question: “Why was I here?”


Here was my initial review on goodreads:

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Overall feelings:

My overall feelings after reading this book are…


Mitch Albom has this way of writing that sucks you in and really makes you think. Although I wasn’t keen on Tuesdays with Morrie, there are still some really valid and meaningful points in there, along with parallels to Chuck Palahnuik’s ‘Fight Club’. As for The Five People you meet in Heaven, I fell in love with this book for it’s unique take on the afterlife and heaven. I would highly recommend this book and it’s enjoyable and eye-opening subject.

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