Study Guide

Tuesdays With Morrie Friendship

By Mitch Albom

Friendship

Tuesdays with Morrie is first and foremost a book about friendship. It teaches us about what true friendship is, the power that a good friend has, and the person you need to be yourself in order to be a good friend.

Morrie teaches Mitch how to be a friend—without reservations, without limit, without any hesitation—and as Mitch learns how to be a friend, so do we. Morrie's friendship touches many people in the last few months of his life, and it touches Mitch so deeply that he's written a book about it. Wondering how to be the best friend ever? Well take notes as you read, then. Morrie shows us the way.

Questions About Friendship

  1. Morrie has lots of people whom he calls friends. Does this conflict with the fact that friendship takes time and effort to develop?
  2. Morrie and Mitch are very different people and we mostly hear about Morrie reaching out to Mitch. In his own ways, how does Mitch become a good friend to Morrie?
  3. Of all the qualities of friendship, is there one in particular that is more important than the rest?

Chew on This

Friendship is the result of a personal choice to be a friend, more than it has to do with the people around us. Friendship, in other words, starts within.

People's need for friendship shows that we were not designed to be alone, and a key part of being human is the need to both have friends and be a friend.