A random pick from my book case is showcased here every month, with as much information as possible given to you minus any spoilers. By the end, hopefully I will have given you a book that will be your new favorite, or one you know you will steer clear of.
Feature of the month: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
“You know what that reflects? Unsatisfied lives. Unfulfilled lives. Lives that haven’t found meaning. Because if you have found your meaning in your life, you don’t want to go back. You want to go forward. You want to see more, do more […].”
If I remember correctly, this might have been my very first non-fiction book. To say that this book moved me would be an understatement. It had me almost in tears and smiling like crazy as I read it on a train. This book is real. And by real I mean that Morrie hasn’t sugarcoated life, he talks about all the crap that life is going to throw at you in terms of relationships, regrets, losses, love, marriage, parenthood, trauma and more. He knows its ugly and he tells that to you plain, and straight. But, when he says it, it is delivered as a very gentle reminder. And with several ways you can live a life that is satisfies and fulfills you. He tells you how your life can have more meaning.
And if it so happens, that after reading the life lessons, you feel that you have not gained much in terms of bringing a change in your life — the least you will have read is a really good story of a man who enjoyed his life to the fullest and did not let his past cloud or taint his present and future.
At 192 pages, this book is a short read and also very light as far as the language it concerned. But it is powerful and moving, and will brighten up your day a little despite its inevitable ending.
Even though I loved this book, I still remain a little bit wary of non-fiction and thus I am unable to rate this book higher.
Rating: 🍍🍍🍍🍍 / 5
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