True to his word, Albom has used his popularity to bring help where it is most needed. Aside from using the proceeds from Tuesdays with Morrie to pay for Morrie Schwartz’s medical bills, many of Albom’s book sales have been used to fund charitable causes.
�He is the best known sociologist around,� laughs Maury Stein, Brandeis University, referring to his late colleague Morrie Schwartz. Schwartz�s insights during his terminal illness from ALS were captured by his former student Mitch Albom in the book . The book has been in the top ten of the bestseller list for 155 weeks. The four million copies sold to date are 16 times the number of copies of such sociological classics as .
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Renowned journalist Ted Koppel conducted a series of interviews with former Sociology professor Morrie Schwartz during the last year of his life after being diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). This series is among the most requested and widely discussed Nightline series of the last 25 years. Watching the night they aired was Schwartz's former student and sportswriter Mitch Albom who was then inspired to reconnect with his former professor and write the best-selling book Tuesdays With Morrie.