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For One More Day by Mitch Albom
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For One More Day (original 2006; edition 2006)

by Mitch Albom

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Title:For One More Day
Authors:Mitch Albom
Info:Hyperion Books (2006), Hardcover, 208 pages
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For One More Day by Mitch Albom (2006)

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The first two Mitch Albom books both dealt with the sad topics of death. He wrote them in a way that showed how good life can be and how death can be seen as a new beginning. This story is of a suicide attempt where the protagonist wakes up for one more day with his long dead mother. The rest of the story recounts all of the terrible moments of his life. When the main character inevitably wakes up, the story pretty much ends and the whole message of the story ends without a good pick me up. I was very disappointed in this sad story and think that Albom has run out of ideas. ( )
  msaucier818 | Apr 9, 2018 |
A great book that really makes you really think about the value of your life and the sacrifices that the people you love make for you. ( )
  SLevasse | Mar 20, 2018 |
A quick, thought-provoking read. ( )
  SMBrick | Feb 25, 2018 |
What would you do if you could live for one more day? At the brink of death, Benetto was brought back to his old family home and spent a day with his mother. He had abruptly left a birthday celebration for his mother eight years ago to play in a seniors' baseball match at the behest of his father, only to come back home to find his mother dead. He learned more about his mother in this one day back with her than he ever did before. Upon regaining consciousness, he picked up his life and reconciled with his daughter. It was a pleasant twist when it was revealed at the end that the narrator is his daughter. ( )
  siok | Feb 15, 2018 |
This book reminded me a lot of Calico Joe, by John Grisham. Both stories are centered around mediocre, or at least not first-rate baseball players trying to work out their place in the world and their relationships with their parents and their past. Both are rather sappy, too, but not too terribly sappy. ( )
  JBarringer | Dec 30, 2017 |
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This book is dedicated, with love, to Rhoda Albom, the mommy of the mummy.
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This is a story about a family and, as there is a ghost involved, you might call it a ghost story.
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“Every family is a ghost story . . .”

Mitch Albom mesmerized readers around the world with his number one New York Times bestsellers, The Five People You Meet in Heaven and Tuesdays with Morrie. Now he returns with a beautiful, haunting novel about the family we love and the chances we miss.

For One More Day is the story of a mother and a son, and a relationship that covers a lifetime and beyond. It explores the question: What would you do if you could spend one more day with a lost loved one?

As a child, Charley “Chick” Benetto was told by his father, “You can be a mama’s boy or a daddy’s boy, but you can’t be both.” So he chooses his father, only to see the man disappear when Charley is on the verge of adolescence.

Decades later, Charley is a broken man. His life has been crumbled by alcohol and regret. He loses his job. He leaves his family. He hits bottom after discovering his only daughter has shut him out of her wedding. And he decides to take his own life.

He makes a midnight ride to his small hometown, with plans to do himself in. But upon failing even to do that, he staggers back to his old house, only to make an astonishing discovery. His mother -- who died eight years earlier -- is still living there, and welcomes him home as if nothing ever happened.

Albom has said his relationship with his own mother was largely behind the story of the book, and that several incidents in “For One More Day” are actual events from his childhood.
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After years of drinking, being rejected by his wife and daughter, and a suicide attempt, ex-baseball star Charley Benetto returns to his childhood home where he encounters the ghost of his mother, who tells him family secrets and guides him in making his life better.… (more)

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