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tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

A true story about a university graduate, Mitch, who finds out that his former sociology professor is slowly dying. Their relationship is rekindled when Mitch visits his old professor and mentor, Morris, and they agree to meet every Tuesday. What ensues is the professor's final, but most important class; he discusses how to live a fulfilled and happy life.

This is one of the top selling memoirs of all time, with over 14 million copies sold. Don't be scarred off by the seemingly depressing backdrop to the story, it is an uplifting and inspirational read.

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