Tuesday, September 06, 2011

tuesdays with morrie | director's notes

The notes from TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE director Carissa Boynton.


In 1995, Mitch Albom reunited with his college professor, Morrie Schwartz, who had recently been diagnosed with a fatal illness. Mitch and Morrie then together journeyed to the end of Morrie’s life, as student and ‘coach’. This experience marked a profound shift in Mitch’s career, moving him from well known sports journalist to internationally renowned author.

Tuesdays with Morrie was written with the intention of helping to pay Schwartz’s medical bills, and though rejected by numerous publishing houses, once published, quickly became a success. Tuesdays with Morrie stayed at the top of the New York Times bestseller list for 205 weeks. The impact of the relationship chronicled in the book is so great that it has been translated into 41 languages.

I invite you to sit back and watch one man open himself up to a wise man’s teaching, and begin an emotional journey of change.

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