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Mitch Albom was born on May 23, 1958 in Passaic, New Jersey. He received a bachelor's degree in sociology from Brandeis University in 1979 and a master's degrees in journalism and business administration from Columbia University. He is an author, a newspaper columnist for the Detroit Free Press, and a nationally syndicated radio host for ABC. He is the author of several bestselling books including Tuesdays with Morrie, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, For One More Day, The Timekeeper, The First Phone Call from Heaven, and The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel. Oprah Winfrey produced a television movie for ABC based on Tuesdays with Morrie that aired in 1999 and won four Emmy Awards in 2000. The Five People You Meet in Heaven and For One More Day were also turned into ABC television movies. He has been named the #1 Sports Columnist in the Nation by the sports editors of America. During his career, he has received more than 100 writing awards from AP, UPI, Headliners Club, and National Sportswriters and Broadcasters Associations, as well as had his work appear in numerous publications, such as Sports Illustrated, GQ, Sport, The New York Times, TV Guide, and USA Today. He hosts two radio talk shows for ABC: The Mitch Albom Show and The Mitch Albom Show on the Weekend. He has founded two charities in the metropolitan Detroit area. The Dream Fund, which allows disadvantaged children to become involved with the arts and A Time to Help, which brings volunteers together once a month to tackle various projects in Detroit, including staffing shelters, building homes with Habitat for Humanity, and operating meals on wheels programs for the elderly. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
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The Five People You Meet in Heaven 17,108 copies, 375 reviews
For One More Day 6,179 copies, 146 reviews
Have a Little Faith: A True Story 2,770 copies, 138 reviews
The Time Keeper 2,021 copies, 107 reviews
The Stranger in the Lifeboat 284 copies, 13 reviews
And The Winner Is 25 copies, 1 review
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Mitch Albom is the author of the international bestsellers Tuesdays With Morrie, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, and For One More Day, which collectively have sold more than 26 million copies worldwide. His books have been published in forty-one territories and in forty-two languages around the world, and have been made into Emmy Award-winning and critically acclaimed television movies. He is also the author of two New York Times bestselling sports books and four anthologies of his newspaper column for the Detroit Free Press. He also writes screenplays and stage plays. Albom serves on numerous charitable boards, and has founded three charities in the Detroit area. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan.

Critical Praise

“Think of Mitch Albom as the Babe Ruth of popular literature, hitting the ball out of the park every time he’s at bat.” –Andrea Sachs, TIME

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“Mitch Albom is a fearless explorer of the wishful and magical, he is also a devout believer in the power of love. --James McBride, author of The Color of Water

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“Mitch Albom has never failed to delve into the depths of relationships, the sometimes dark and mysteriously gray areas of our interactions with people. He has pondered what we learn in our day-to-day intersections with those we love and those we hardly know, those anchors we’ve lost, those we’ve simply shaken hands with.” -Bookreporter.com

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“What I like in his books is that the characters are working-class heroes and everyday people” – Guillaume Musso, best-selling French author – Paris Match, December 2006

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“Mitch Albom sees the magical in the ordinary” -- Cecilia Ahern
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