As I am going through the potential cancer diagnostic for my dad, this book has given us all in my family the soothing and peace we need in such a tough moment. In a nutshell, the author of "Tuesdays with Morrie" tells us that no life is a waste. No matter how it ends. The only time wasted is the one thinking we are alone, as he says in the words of the Blue Man, one of the five people "Eddie" (the main character) meets as he goes through his early stages in heaven.
I must admit I had a rough time getting over the first 30-40 pages. I just couldn't get myself to read it. But once Eddie meets the first person, you cannot avoid being engaged. Having finished the book the same day I learned about the possibility of my dad having cancer can only mean that certain things are meant to be encountered at certain moments and only then. Indeed, like Albom writes, nothing is random: everything happens for a reason.
I only wish this book can give you the same peace it gave to me, my mom and my dad.