Mitch Albom was born on May 23, 1958, in Passaic, New Jersey. Mitch is an internationally renowned and best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster and musician. His books have collectively sold over 28 million copies worldwide; have been published in forty-one territories and forty-two languages worldwide. Genre. Fiction. A brief outline of the story
This story is about a man called Eddie who dies on his 80th birthday while he’s at work. So he goes to heaven, and he meets five people he somehow knew in his past. What I mean by this is that they all have something important to do with his past. They all teach him something valuable about life, and they all give him the reason for his life.
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- The narrator
- This story is written in the 3rd person.
This story takes place in good heaven, but it starts in Santa Monica, Los Angeles. On a pear How I felt when I read it Before I tell you how great it felt to read this book, I admit that the beginning is relatively slow. The writer takes a lot of time to describe Eddie’s death, but once the story took me to heaven, I couldn’t let go of the book. Everyone can relate to the themes of this story. I learned so many things about life from this book that most of you won’t imagine till you read it. I changed some things about myself after reading this book.
Sacrifice is a part of life. It’s supposed to be. It’s not something to regret. It’s something to aspire to. Little sacrifices. Big sacrifices. A mother works so her son can go to school. A daughter moves home to take care of her sick father.”
Parents. ‘Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them. They move on. They move away. The moments that used to define them – a mother’s approval, a father’s nod – are covered by moments of their accomplishments. It is not until much later, as the skin sags and the heart weakens, that children understand; their stories, and all their accomplishments, sit atop the stories of their mothers and fathers, stones upon stones, beneath the waters of their lives.’
Holding Bitterness. Holding anger is poison. It eats you from inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harm we do, we do to ourselves.
Love. “Lost love is still love, Eddie. It takes a different form, that’s all. You can’t see their smiles, bring them food, or tousle their hair or move them around a dance floor. But when those senses weaken, another heightens. Memory. Memory becomes your partner. You nurture it. You hold it. You dance with it.
No life is a waste; the only time we waste is the time we spend thinking we are alone.” To who I would recommend this book, I would personally recommend this book to each and every one of you. Because everyone can learn something about life and the meaning of it. You must all be thinking that you already know everything you want to know about these themes, but I stand in front of you and say “YOUR WRONG”. This book is deep and sentimental and it teaches you the most important thing about life that I will never forget “LIVE LIFE WITH NO REGRETS”