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For One More Day (2006)

by Mitch Albom

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In an inspirational debut novel by the author of Tuesdays with Morrie, Charles "Chick" Benetto, grieving over the death of his mother, uses alcohol as a crutch to deal with his loneliness, isolation, and depression and the disintegration of his life, until an encounter with his mother's ghost brings him new awareness and leads him to attempt to put his life back together.… (more)
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I am on page 92 and let me tell you that this is a very inspirational book and I am loving it. Well I am finally almost done with this one and let me tell you that I actually thought this book was not going be that great and it turned it out to be one of my favorites. You must read this when you get a chance its a quick read and you will love it. ( )
  Mariafrendo | Apr 6, 2024 |
Writing: 4.0; Theme: 4.5; Content: 4.5; Language: 4.0; Overall: 4.0

A young boy, Charly Benetto, worships his father. Meanwhile, his mother is the one who takes care of him, but his heart is with his father. As he ages, he has many hard times in life and as a result realizes that if he had "one more day" to spend with his mother, his life would have more meaning. Recommend.

***March 15, 2024*** ( )
  jntjesussaves | Mar 29, 2024 |
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  BooksInMirror | Feb 19, 2024 |
The book helped me appreciate my family.....especially my mother's love.

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  LuLibro | Jan 22, 2024 |
Chick Benetto is unhappy with his life. He has lost his family. Chick has tried to end his life. One night drunk, he drives to his old hometown. He is in a car accident shortly, before reaching the town. He comes out of the accident and makes his way to his mother's house. His mother has died, several years before, he still owns the house. Suddenly he encounters his dead mother, who asks what he is doing. His memories of his mother come back to him, as he follows her through her day. He learns things about her that he did not know. After his encounter, Chick changes his ways becomes sober and repairs the relationship with his family. ( )
  dara85 | Dec 16, 2023 |
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Mitch Albomprimary authorall editionscalculated
Miguel-Kraak, ValérieTraductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ravnild, Louise ArdenfeltTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schmidt, SibylleÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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In an inspirational debut novel by the author of Tuesdays with Morrie, Charles "Chick" Benetto, grieving over the death of his mother, uses alcohol as a crutch to deal with his loneliness, isolation, and depression and the disintegration of his life, until an encounter with his mother's ghost brings him new awareness and leads him to attempt to put his life back together.

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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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