Tuesdays with Morrie Author Mitch Albom on Why His Book Stills Resonates 20 Years Later

Season 8 Episode 811
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When former sports journalist Mitch Albom penned Tuesdays with Morrie, the best-selling memoir about the lessons he learned from his dying mentor and former college professor, Morrie Schwartz, he had no way of knowing that the book would become a worldwide phenomenon. Now, 20 years after its release, Mitch attributes the continued success of Tuesdays with Morrie to the book's relatable themes and elements.

"I think, number one, everybody had a teacher in their life at some point who's made a difference. Number two, everybody's felt a little lost in their life. And number three, everybody's going to die," Mitch tells Oprah. "I think those three elements, now that I've had 20 years to sort of reflect on it, are probably what makes it universal."

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