Tuesdays With Morrie
you told us about the project
These are the written responses
the Library has received about the project and the programs. Responses
were collected on the evaluation form included in the Resource
Guide. Answers may have been edited for clarity and some duplicate
answers were combined.
How did you
hear about the Reading: Bridge to a Wider World project?
- Newspapers (Duluth News Tribune
and Budgeteer) - 47 responses
- Friends or co-workers - 7 responses
- Bookstore or Book Club - 2 responses
- At the Library - 18 responses
- Through the public schools -
I enjoy reading and like the community
read concept...prompts me to read something I wouldn't normally
you to participate?
- Had already read and enjoyed
the book or wanted to read it - 25 responses
- Mitch Albom's appearance - 7
- Wanted to participate in the
community reading project - 10
- It was a book club selection
- General interest - 8
- Interest in the themes raised
by this book - 12
- Encouraged by someone else to
participate - 5
Where did you
get your copy of Tuesdays With Morrie?
Bookstore - 41
Home - 3
Other - 12
- A friend sent it to me
Did you read
and discuss the book with friends, in a book discussion group
or just by yourself?
- By myself - 30
- Book discussion group - 15
- With family or friends - 24
materials in the Resource Guide helpful in your reading and understanding
of the book?
How did the
book affect you? (selected responses)
- I work in hospice and I think
this would be a good book for someone with a terminal illness.
I made an effort to be friends with a family member that I wasn't
friends with because the book helped me see that life is too
short to hold grudges.
- Very moving. My sisters and
I bought the book as my mother was dying of lung/brain cancer.
- I couldn't put it down, I cried.
I refer to it time and again. It touches the soul.
- It made me think of all its
valuable life lessons - specifically what one person can do to
effect positive community change.
- It changed the life of several
students who REFUSED to turn the book back in to me!
- It made me prioritize my life!
- It provided such a personal
account of a beautiful story of a courageous man as he left this
world for the next.
- I am a teacher and was deeply
moved by Morrie's affect on Mitch after all those years.
- It gave me such an eye-opening
about what is important in life, and how I hope I can be if I'm
sick or disabled.
Why was Tuesdays
With Morrie a good selection for this area-reading project?
The evaluation form asked if this book was a good selection.
No-one answered that it was not.
- We all need to love each other
more and slow down the "rat" race.
- It is an excellent reminder
that we do make a difference in each others' lives.
- In our society, we need to accept
the reality of dying and learn to live.
- It was a book of hope.
- Very timely for me with a friend
stopping chemotherapy and dying.
- It gives you something to think
about and causes you not to take things for granted.
- It is seriously people centered
- Duluth needs this. Get off sports for 10 minutes.
- I think this book was a good
choice because it lent itself to discussion of other topics.
With our large percentage of elders, the topics of grief, caretaking
and intergenerational interactions were very appropriate.
- Our society needs to embrace
the death process and learn and grow through it.
have a title to suggest for another Reading: Bridge to a Wider
- The Country Doctor's Casebook by Roger MacDonald
- Steps to Success by Joe Torre
- Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
- Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Giants in the Earth by O. E. Rolvaag
- The Adventures of Huckleberry
Finn by Mark Twain
- The Fool's Progress by Edward Abbey
- anything by Stephen King
- John Adams by David McCullough
- The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
- A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
- Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
- Nickel and dimed: on (not)
getting by in America
by Barbara Ehrenreich
- The Dive From Clausen's Pier by Ann Packer
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