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Mitch Albom, fully Mitchell David "Mitch" Albom

(1958 - )


American Author, Journalist, Screenwriter, Dramatist, Radio and Television Broadcaster and Musician

A book with the genuine power to stir and comfort its readers.
A child embarrassed by his mother, she said, is just a child who hasn?t lived long enough.
A funeral is no place for secrets.
A heart weighs more when it splits in two; it crashes in the chest like a broken plane. Sarah dragged her wreckage back to the house up to her bedroom, and down into a deep, dark hole.
A little girl came home from school with a drawing she'd made in class. She danced into the kitchen, where her mother was preparing dinner. Mom, guess what? she squealed waving the drawing . Her mother never looked up. What? she said ,tending to the pots. Guess what? the child repeated, waving the drawings. What? the mother said , tending to the plates. Mom, you're not listening. Sweetie, yes I am. Mom the child said you're not listening with your EYES.
A long time. Right on time. Out of time. Mind the time. Be on time. Spare time. Keep time. Stall for time. There are as many expressions with time as there are minutes in a day. But once, there was no word for it at all. Because no one was counting.
A man who can take anything will find most things unsatisfying. And a man without memories is just a shell.
A memoir should have some uplifting quality, inspiring or illuminating, and that's what separates a life story that can influence other people.
A mother's voice is like no other. We recognize every lilt and whisper, every warble or shriek.
A wind blew, and the sand around his drawing scattered. He wrapped his fingers inside his wife's, and Father Time rekindled a connection he had only ever had with her. He surrendered to that sensation and felt the final drops of their lives touch one another, like water in a cave, top meets bottom, Heaven meets Earth. As their eyes closed, a different set of eyes opened, and they rose from the ground as a shared south, up and up, a sun and a moon in a single sky.