Tall And True Short Reads

Memories of Tuesdays with Morrie

Episode 47 (4 March 2022)

I post a #bookcovers and #firstsentences homage series on Instagram (as @tallandtrueweb) featuring fiction and nonfiction from my bookcase. Sharing the posts has brought back fond memories of dusty books I haven’t read in years. And I recently shared a favourite tear-jerker, Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom.

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Memories of Tuesdays With Morrie

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Episode 47 (4 March 2022)

Memories of Tuesdays with Morrie is a blog post from the Tall And True writers’ website, written and narrated by Robert Fairhead.

Read Memories of Tuesdays with Morrie: https://www.tallandtrue.com.au/blog/memories-of-tuesdays-with-morrie

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I wrote the Memories of Tuesdays with Morrie blog post in August 2018, after sharing the book on my #bookcovers and #firstsentences homage series on Instagram.

A year earlier, I had written another blog post in response to a question posted by Penguin Books on Facebook: What is the last book that made you cry? The books could evoke tears of joy or sadness. And three sprung to mind, all sad tear-jerkers:

  • Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
  • Marley & Me by John Grogan
  • The Book Theif by Markus Susak

(I’ve read several other tear-jerkers since then.)

What struck me about Tuesdays with Morrie and inspired me to write this blog post was how re-reading the final chapters set the tears flowing again. It was like I was back in the park with my son in his pram.

And yet, fourteen years had passed since I’d read Tuesdays with Morrie. And my then-toddler son had grown into a strapping sixteen-year-old.

So was it Albom’s account of his last days with Morrie that had me crying again? Or fond memories of early fatherhood, reading the book in the park, while my son slept in his pram? From my Morrie-like life experience of four more years of being a dad and seeing my son grow into an adult, I can safely say it was both!

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