Publication Order of Standalone Novels
|Tuesdays with Morrie||(1997)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Five People You Meet in Heaven||(2003)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|For One More Day||(2006)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Time Keeper||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The First Phone Call from Heaven||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Standalone Plays
|And The Winner Is||(2007)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Duck Hunter Shoots Angel||(2007)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books
|Live Albom||(1988)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Bo||(1989)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Live Albom II||(1990)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Live Albom III||(1992)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Fab Five||(1993)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Live Albom IV||(1996)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Have a Little Faith||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Hard Listening: The Greatest Rock Band Ever (of Authors) Tells All||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Mitchell David Albom was born in Passaic, New Jersey. He is the son of Ira and Rhoda Albom. Mitchell Albom married Janine Sabino. Mitchell Albom is a graduate of Brandeis University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Although Mitchell earned a degree in Business Administration he took courses in sociology which proved to be very useful later in life. Mitch Albom went on to earn a master’s degree in business administration from the prestigious Columbia University.
Mitch Albom was the second of three children. His father, Ira worked as a corporate executive while his mother Rhoda was an interior designer. Mitch Albom excelled in his college career enjoying a wonderful relationship with one professor in particular Mr. Morris “Morrie” Schwartz. Mitch Albom recalled that Mr. Schwartz asked him did he prefer to be called Mitch or Mitchell. No one had ever asked Albom this question before. Albom said proudly, “Mitch.” Mitchell, or as his friends call him, Mitch went on to write a book titled “Tuesdays with Morrie: An old man, a young man, and the last great lesson. Tuesdays with Morrie was adapted in a movie with warm welcomes from several critics.
After graduating with his Bachelor’s degree, Mitch Albom tried his luck at a music career in New York. Mitch did not to have the same singing mastery as his wife Janine. A music career quickly faded after Mitch decided to return to school and obtain his Masters degree. After graduating with his Masters degree, Mitch started in journalistic career. He served as an editor for the Queens Tribune in Flushing, New York. Albom wrote various articles for the Sport, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Geo. Mitch wrote sports articles for the nationally recognized Sun Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
After Mitch Albom’s short stint with the Sun Sentinel Newspaper in Fort Lauderdale, Mitch moved to the Detroit Free Press. A change of scenario served Mitch Albom very well. His fame quickly spiked in Detroit. Mitch Albom’s readers in Detroit found him to be warm and relatable. Detroit was suffering from an image problem and Mitch Albom was just what the doctor ordered. He uncovered the intimate side of sports stories in a way that has not been done before or after. Mitch’s readership grew tremendously seemingly overnight. The awards followed the fame. He won best sports news story in the United States, number one sports columnist in Michigan, and the AP Sports Editors best feature writing award.
With such achievements and following it was natural for Mitch to transition to radio and television commentary. He was a director of a local Detroit station which he used as a way to start the Sunday Sports Albom. Albom pulled double duty by working as a broadcaster and commentator on WDIV-TV in Detroit. One of Mitch’s best breaks came when he landed a commentating job on Prime Monday on the hugely sought after ESPN. Mitch went on to co-write an autobiography of Bo Schembechler. Mr. Schembechler was a football coaching genius in the state of Michigan. Some of Mitch Albom’s other books included Fab Five: Basketball, Trash Talk, and the American Dream.
In the book Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch wrote about guidance and influence of his wonderful college professor Morrie Schwartz. People are fortunate to have someone in their life that understands them, helps them navigate life, and provides sound advice. Morrie Schwartz, Mitch’s college professor, was just that person. Mitch reunited with Morrie after college only to find Mr. Schwartz was dying. Mitch committed to rekindle his relationship with the wise professor. Mitch and Morrie would meet every Tuesday just like they did back in college. This time the class was about lessons on how to live. The visits with Morrie had a profound influence on Mitch Albom’s life. It was college all over again. Mitch remembered his days in college where Morrie was the one person that made him feel like worthwhile person. Morrie never judged or preached. Morrie still was able to listen to Mitch’s dreams and ambitions just as he did when Mitch was in college. Tuesdays with Morrie paints a vivid picture of these two friends together. Mitch Albom’s care for Morrie was truly sincere. He donated the profits of the books to Morrie and his wife in an attempt to defray the enormous medical bills they faced. Mitch adapted Tuesdays with Morrie into an Emmy Award television show. He also converted the book into a live production play.
In the book the five people you meet in heaven Mitch paints an epic tell. Eddie a hardened war veteran feels trapped and alone in life. Eddie has a dead end job of fixing rides in a silly amusement part. Eddie, on his 83rd birthday dies in a horrific accident in an attempt to save a young girl from a falling cart. The story revolves around five people who played critical roles in Eddie’s life. The themes in the book include there are no random acts in life, lives are sacrificed to save others, forgiveness, the power of love, and various moods. The reader will feel sadness for the trials and tribulations Eddie experiences. The five people you meet in heaven was an immediate success. Mitch later adapted the book into a screenplay for a television premiere. Nearly 19 million people tuned in to see the story of Eddie and the five people that greatly influenced his life.
One of the most endearing trademarks about Mitch is that he is capable of relating with readers and gains their respect. It does not matter if the entire town has been heartbroken due to failed sports franchises. Mitch is capable of united an entire city. Mitch Albom does take on other topics besides sports. He writes about euthanasia, medical marijuana, and legal matters. Quite simply, Mitch has the ability to write about most subjects in an engaging way. Mitch looks to be honest in his writings although honest is hurtful at times. Albom is a true inspiration for other authors to follow. His journey has been one of hard work, enthusiasm, and creativity.Book Series In Order » Authors » Mitch Albom