~ You’ll be into it if: you’re looking for a little perspective ~
I first read this book when I was about 14 years old – a much older boy who I had a massive crush on lent it to me and I think I was more interested in him than I necessarily was with the book. Some seven years later, the boy is gone and I find myself reading it for the second time. This true story is about Morrie, a 78 year old professor facing a terminal illness in the most courageous way possible: with love. As Morrie says ‘only by learning how to die, do you learn how to live’ and that is exactly what this book gives you – lessons on how to live, what to place your value in and when to say ‘if the culture isn’t working, don’t buy it’. This book will tear your heart open and ultimately put it back together, leaving you teary eyed in the best way possible.