When his former Brandeis sociology professor and mentor is diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease, a career-obsessed sportswriter plans a brief visit to re-connect and say goodbye. As their friendship rekindles and the visits become a weekly ritual, both teacher and student discover a tender and touching connection to each other. A powerful, deeply emotional story, Tuesdays with Morrie examines the true meaning of life and love Tuesdays with Morrie is a memoir chronicling Albom's relationship with his favorite sociology professor, Morrie Schwartz, compiled from meetings with Morrie on Tuesday's during his fight with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (or ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease). After being featured prominently on Oprah Winfrey's show, the book became a New York Times best-seller. Albom's next foray was in fiction. His next book was The Five People You Meet in Heaven published in September of 2003. This book was a success and again launched Albom onto the New York Times best-seller list.