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Tuesdays With Morrie Chapter 28

By Mitch Albom

Chapter 28

Afterword

  • Mitch addresses this afterword to us, ten years after he's written Tuesdays with Morrie.
  • He tells us the story of when he actually called Morrie up that first time. He formally addressed Morrie, asking if he remembered him.
  • Morrie's response is "How come you didn't call me Coach?" (28.6). Typical Morrie.
  • Mitch then gives us a brief recap of the journey that happened, including the process of his writing the book.
  • He boils it down to that phone call—how he assumed that Morrie would have forgotten him, and how Morrie actually remembered.
  • In going over the old tapes and notes, Mitch came across a topic that wasn't really discussed in Tuesdays with Morrie: life after death.
  • Morrie had always been an agnostic, but as he started to die he started learning about all different kinds of religious beliefs.
  • When Mitch had posed the question to him, Morrie hadn't decided what he thought completely, though he admitted that life was just too wonderful to be an accident.
  • Now that Morrie is gone, Mitch misses all the goodness that came from being around him: the positive outlook, the laughing, the twinkle in his eye. Morrie was such a genuinely happy person that he changed the people around him.
  • Mitch admits that he only wrote the book to help Morrie pay his bills; he is overwhelmed by how popular the book became.
  • He offers his gratitude for everything that's happened since his Tuesdays with Morrie.