Summary of Taking Attendance
Albom travels to England to cover Wimbledon, a major tennis competition. Throughout his time in England he thinks of Morrie “in the house with the Japanese Maple and the hardwood floors.” After his busy schedule in England he flies back to Detroit. The next day he wakes up to find that the union at his newspaper had gone on strike. Because he was part of the union, he was not allowed to write for the newspaper. “[He] was suddenly, and for the first time in [his] life, out of a job, out of a paycheck.” After a week of no work, he decides to visit Morrie again. Morrie suggests he visits on Tuesday.