"When you know how to die, you know how to live", that's the philosophy of an amazing man named Morrie Schwartz. A retired professor, he's been a lifetime of inspiration to his students, including Mitch Albom, who abandoned early dreams of being a jazz pianist for a flashy career as a celebrity sports reporter. Now Morrie's facing his biggest challenge: a terminal illness. Typically, Morrie turns this tragedy into something positive. In dying, he will teach others how to live life to the full - and how to be honest with those they love. And who better to benefit from Morrie's invaluable lessons in life than Mitch, a man for whom money and celebrity have come to mean more than love and happiness.