Tuesdays with Morrie

Junior English

The Memoir

* A 1997 non-fiction novel by American writer Mitch Albom

Newspaper columnist (successful sports columnist for the Detroit Free Press), Mitch Albom recounts time spent with his 78-year-old sociology professor, Morrie Schwartz, at Brandeis University, who was dying from Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS).

* Albom, a former student of Schwartz, had not corresponded with him since attending his college classes 16 years earlier.

* After seeing Schwartz on Nightline, Albom called Schwartz, who remembered his former pupil despite the lapse of 16 years. Albom was prompted to travel from Michigan to Massachusetts to visit Schwartz.

* A newspaper strike frees Albom to commute weekly, Tuesdays, to visit with Schwartz.

* The resulting book is based on these fourteen Tuesdays they meet, supplemented with Schwartz's lectures and life experiences.