The book cover redesign for Tuesdays with Morrie symbolizes some important aspects of the book. The cover has a dicut of a butterfly on the front cover, a symbol associated with Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS). The book jacket cover is also blue in honor of Lou Gehrig.In many cultures, the butterfly is also a symbol for life, hope and change. To further enhance the book’s symbolism, a hand-written quote from Morrie is seen under the dicut. The quote reads, “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love and let it come in. Let it come in. We think we don’t deserve love, we think if we let it in, we’ll become too soft. But once a wise man said it right. He said love is the only rational act.” This quote is one of the most well-known quotes in the book and summarizes the book’s overall message. The title of the book uses the same hand-written calligraphy of the letter. The cursive handwriting is more personable and is symbolic of Morrie’s own hand-writing.
The secondary typography and body text use Century Gothic and are a light cream color to match the paper of the letter. The sans serif is a clean contrast to the cursive writing. The back of the book jacket shows quotes and reviews from renound establishments. The inside front flap has a summary of the book and the back flap gives a short biography of the author.