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Tuesdays with Morrie – Taking Attendance – The First Tuesday: We Talk about the World

Summary Taking Attendance A few weeks following his reunion with Morrie, Mitch flies to London to cover the Wimbledon tennis tournament for the newspaper he works for. Typically, Mitch reads the British tabloids while he is in England, but on this visit, he remembers Morrie and his inevitable death. Mitch thinks of how many hours …

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Tuesdays with Morrie – The Second Tuesday: We Talk about Feeling Sorry for Yourself – The Third Tuesday: We Talk about Regrets

Summary The Second Tuesday: We Talk about Feeling Sorry for Yourself Mitch returns to spend a second Tuesday with Morrie, and this time decides not to buy a cell phone during the trip so that his colleagues cannot disturb his meaningful time with his old professor. The union at the newspaper he works for in …

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Tuesdays with Morrie – The Audiovisual – The Fourth Tuesday: We Talk about Death

Summary The Audiovisual, Part Two Ted Koppel interviews Morrie for a second time. Koppel comments that Morrie “looks fine,” and Morrie replies that only he can know the deterioration that is taking place daily, which is evident in his garbled speaking. Morrie explains that his love r elationships sustain his high spirits. He mentions a …

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Tuesdays with Morrie – The Fourth Tuesday: We Talk about Death

Summary The Fourth Tuesday: We Talk about Death Morrie tells Mitch that everyone is aware that they will eventually die, though no one actually believes it. Mitch notes that Morrie is in a business-like mood on this Tuesday, as he scribbles notes in his now undecipherable handwriting. In Detroit, the newspaper strikes continue, and Mitch …

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Tuesdays with Morrie – The Seventh Tuesday: We Talk about the Fear of Aging

Summary The Professor, Part Two One of Morries first jobs after earning his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago had been as a researcher in a private mental hospital outside of Washington, D.C. He had been given a grant to research the patients and their treatments, which was a gr ound breaking concept then, in …

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Tuesdays with Morrie – The Fifth Tuesday – The Sixth Tuesday

Summary The Fifth Tuesday: We Talk about Family It is September, back to school week, and for the first time in thirty-five years, Morrie is not returning to teach. Mitch notes that Morries clothes are progressively looser-fitting, as he is rapidly losing muscle and body mass. His shirts sag so much that Mitch must continuously …

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