Despite Famous Book “Tuesday’s with Morrie” Author Mitch Albom States that “Thirsty Thursday” is Still Favorite Day of the Week
(above) Author Mitch Albom discusses importance of ‘cutting loose’ on Thursdays
Author Mitch Albom is best known for his memoir “Tuesdays with Morrie”. This popular book turned movie focuses on the time Albom spent reconnecting with his friend and former professor Morrie Schwartz. After learning about Schwarts’ diagnosis of ALS (more popularly know as Lou Gehrigs Disease), Albom met up with his beloved professor every Tuesday up until his eventual death. It is in these meeting where the author learned many of life’s most important lessons, which he shared in his famous book. However, despite the wonderful times they had together on many a Tuesday’s, the well known writer still says that Thursdays are his favorite day of the week.
“Of course I love Tuesday’s, they always remind me of the time I got to spend with one of my oldest and dearest friends”, says Albom, “but Thursdays, Thursdays will always be my shit!”
Thursdays, often known as ‘Thirsty Thursday’ to college students and some weird adults, have grown to become a favorite day for binge drinkers. Albom just happens to be one of those enthusiasts.
“See the problem with Tuesday is that it’s way too early in the week, it’s basically just Monday. Nobody want’s to do anything. That’s the beauty of Thursday. Thursday is right on the front end of the weekend. Everyone is all stressed out and ready to party!” says Albom.
In his book, the critically acclaimed author recalls his time at Brandeis College where he met Morrie, “Back in college I I took a ton of his classes, and every once in awhile we would take walks together and talk.” says Albom “But when I wasnt with him I was usually partying. You see, I had this this fucking crazy group of friends” Albom laughs “I remember we used to get really shitfaced right after our last class on Thursday, and we would be so drunk by 7 that we wouldn’t even make it to the bars. So you can see why Thursdays are kind of nostalgic for me.”
The author went on to discuss some of the lessons he has learned throughout his life,”I learned a lot in the short time I spent with Morrie. We talked about the importance of staying close with family and friends, and why money shouldn’t be your main focus in life” says Albom “however, Thursday’s are where I learned a lot of more useful shit, like how to shotgun a beer properly, or good ways to trick a bartender into thinking you already tipped”.
Albom expanded on the importance of quality friendships, “This one Thursday my friend Ricky drop kicked a mailbox and fractured his femur! Morrie was nice guy and all, but Ricky, now that dude was a fucking riot!”
Now long removed from his college years, Albom said that he still drinks on Thursday’s but not as much as he’d like to, “It’s been way to long since I woke up face down in a random Boston alley” said the author of a once best selling book. We asked him if he ever missed his old friend Morrie, about whom he wrote his magnum opus. “Oh Ya. I definitely miss Murray sometimes. He was taken from this Earth way too soon. FUCK CANCER!”