Just when I thought Albom couldn’t pull another feather out of his sentimental hat, he does it again. I had my doubts while climbing his Tower of Babel parable, but those doubts crumbled with the tower. I engulfed the 240 pages in one sitting, highlighting twenty-four sentences for future reflection.
I didn’t pause much along the way; my notes and review are short because of it. I will say, this is a similar Morrie experience, but not (by any means) in the same straight forward manner. You will not be greeted with Morrie’s quotable idioms. You will gain many solid nuggets, if you look for them. They’re there for the taking—plenty of them—but the meanings are extrapolated from the context.
If I had to pick one book over another, I would have to stay with Morrie. That’s where it all began for the author and reasonably so. However, this book is a great read that I easily recommend it.