Tuesdays with Morrie, originally titled to have this followed by, "An Old Man, A Young Man and Life's Greatest Lesson", is a 1997 memoir by American author Mitch Albom about a series of visits Albom made to his former sociology professor, Morrie Schwartz, as Schwartz was dying from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The book topped the New York Times Non-Fiction Bestsellers List for 23 combined weeks in 2000,[not verified in body] remained on the New York Times Best Seller list for several years, and was, as of 2006, the best selling memoir of all time.