Inspirational and educational. Morrie was an amazing man with wonderful wisdom to share. I felt the book had a good balance of joy and sadness, as it wasn't too depressing, but it didn't skate over the truth of what was happening to him. I certainly came away with an attitude adjustment, and it's a book I can return to again and again, walking away with a new lesson learned each time. If read with an open mind, I think this book is priceless.
A long time ago, Starbucks was selling this book and I sat down with coffee to flip through it to see if it was worth buying... Three hours later I'd read the whole thing...without buying. Whoops. So good!
"All this emphasis on youth-I don't buy it," he said. "Listen, I know what a misery being young can be, so don't tell me it's so great. All these kids who came to me with their struggles, their strife, their feelings of inadequacy, their sense that life was miserable, so bad they wanted to kill themselves .