It has been four years since I first read Tuesdays with Morrie which was one of the best non fiction, memoir I’ve ever read. It sparked something, a feeling I’ve never felt before. The tag line, ‘an old man, a young man and life’s greatest lesson’ echoed in my mind all night. The book was too good, worth reading more than once and worth sharing.
Tuesdays with Morrie topped the New York Times Non-Fiction Bestsellers of 2000. An unabridged audiobook was published, narrated by Mitch Albom himself. It contains the conversation between Mitch and his once sociology professor Morrie Schwartz.
The book got me interested in knowing more about the author and his works. So, here goes the bio:
Mitchell David Albom was born on May 23, 1958. He’s an American, author, journalist, screenwriter, dramatist, radio and television broadcaster, and musician (whew!). His books have sold over 35 million copies worldwide. He was a sports writer in the earlier part of his career, now best known for the inspirational stories and themes that weave through his books, plays, and films. Most of his works revolve around life and emotions.
His works include:
- Tuesdays with Morrie
- The five people you meet in heaven
- Have a little faith
- For one more day
- The time keeper
- The magic strings of Frankie Presto
- The first phone call from heaven
And many more including a few works in music. The best thing about him is, his upbringing. He had supportive parents who encouraged him to do more, telling him it’s a big world out there and he ought to see it. He belonged to a middle class locale and made it big. He started his career as a columnist for Queens Tribune, still working in the field of music to support himself financially.
His books have been made into television series, namely For one more day, The five people you meet in heaven and Tuesdays with Morrie. Oprah Winfrey herself produced the television movie ‘For one more day’, which is my favourite book of his. So, Mitch Albom is a playwright, musician, author and a journalist who’s trying to make a difference through his work.