Tuesdays with Morrie is a nonfiction memoir by journalist and author Mitch Albom that was first published in 1997. It chronicles Albom's visits with Morrie Schwartz, who had been one of his college professors, and who is dying of ALS. Most of the book is composed of dialogue between the two: word-for word conversations Albom transcribed after recording them prior to his friend's death. Tuesdays with Morrie has sold over 20 million copies and was adapted into a well-received television movie in 1999 produced by Oprah Winfrey and starring Hank Azaria as Mitch and Jack Lemmon as Morrie.


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Literary Devices

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