Tuesdays with Morrie, the moving story of a teacher, his wisdom and his death, has more than 5 million copies in print in 31 languages. TIME talked with the author in New York City
Q. Your book has been a smash hit for three years. Has it been enjoyable for you?
A. I don't know if enjoyable is the word I would use. I've had an enlightening time. I've had a life-changing time. I'm a much different person now than I was before this book came out.
Q. What's it like to meet the public?
A. People who meet...