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Mitch Albom

Biography

Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom is a bestselling author, screenwriter, playwright and nationally-syndicated columnist. The author of five consecutive No.1 New York Times bestsellers, his books have collectively sold more than 33 million copies in 42 languages worldwide. TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE, which spent four straight years atop the New York Times list, is now the bestselling memoir of all time.

Four of Albom’s books, including MORRIE, THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN, FOR ONE MORE DAY and HAVE A LITTLE FAITH, have been made into highly acclaimed TV movies for ABC. Oprah Winfrey produced “Tuesdays With Morrie,” which claimed four Emmy awards including a best actor nod for Jack Lemmon in the lead role. Albom’s most recent novel, THE TIME KEEPER, debuted at No. 1 on The New York Times list in September of 2012.

In collaboration with Jeffrey Hatcher, Albom adapted TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE into a hit play that opened off-Broadway in late 2002 and has since seen hundreds of versions produced across the US and Canada. As a columnist for The Detroit Free Press, Albom has won more than 200 writing awards, including the Red Smith Award for lifetime achievement in sports writing. Albom also hosts a daily radio program and is a frequent presence on ESPN.

Albom has founded six charities in and around Detroit, including the first ever 24-hour medical clinic for homeless children in America. He also operates an orphanage in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, dedicated to the safety, education and spiritual development of impoverished children who were victims of the 2010 earthquake.

Albom lives with his wife, Janine, in metropolitan Detroit.

Mitch Albom

Books by Mitch Albom

by Mitch Albom - Fiction

Mitch Albom's latest novel, THE FIRST PHONE CALL FROM HEAVEN, tells the story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax? Sully Harding, a grief-stricken single father, is determined to find out.

by Mitch Albom - Fiction

The inventor of the world's first clock is punished for trying to measure God's greatest gift. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more days, more years. Eventually, with his soul nearly broken, Father Time is granted his freedom, along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time.

by Mitch Albom - Memoir, Nonfiction

Mitch Albom's first true-life story since Tuesdays with Morrie explores life through a unique journey: his search for the right words to eulogize a Man of God. Along the way‚ Albom --- who walked away from a deeply religious background as a young man --- rekindles his faith by sitting with and caring for the wise‚ funny‚ but slowly decaying man of the cloth. Together‚ they explore the things that pull us apart about faith‚ as well as the universal beliefs that pull us together.

by Mitch Albom - Fiction

Charley is constantly forced to choose between his divorced parents. Until one fateful weekend when he leaves his mother to secretly be with his father, and she dies while he is gone. Charley is haunted for years, his own young family unravels, and one night he decides to take his life. But somewhere between this world and the next he encounters his mother and gets to spend one last day with her.

by Mitch Albom - Fiction

A wounded war veteran who is killed in a tragic accident soon discovers that heaven isn't merely a destination but a place where five people help the deceased understand the significance and value of their life on earth.

by Mitch Albom - Memoir

Mitch Albom chronicles the time he spent with Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago, after he rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class": lessons in how to live.