Confession: I didn't want to read this book. I'll admit that. The cover didn't greatly appeal to me and I generally am bored to tears by non-fiction. A friend and I were talking as I was perusing books available for review. I began reading titles off to her to get her opinion because I wanted something new. She stopped me and insisted on this one. We argued back and forth and finally, I agreed, perhaps just to make her hush. Seriously, who did she think she was to insist that I would love this book?
Okay, I was wrong. This will be the only time I will admit that I was wrong.
Maybe in my mid-thirties, I am figuring out that life can throw a curveball. Maybe it's that I have medically fragile children. For whatever reason, this book touched my heart in a beautiful way.
No matter how ill Morrie became he chose to see the good in life. Something I should strive for more. Something we should all strive for more. Happiness isn't found in the latest gadget or trend. It's about loving others and giving of yourself to them in a meaningful way.
This is a really fantastic book. I admit I sobbed like a baby. But, it was a good cry and my soul felt lighter because of it.
I would definitely recommend this book to others and I will certainly reread in the future.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Blogging For Books. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. All opinions are my own.
My mother died from ALS in 1996 so reading this book about Morrie's battle took me back to those struggles Mom dealt with. I would read until I could not cry any more! Very personal and beautiful!! I happened upon this book as I was preparing to participate in this year's ALS walk so it reminded me, again, what a relentless disease ALS truly is. Even though reading this book brought back pain for me, it was an awesome story.