For One More Day International Edition (英語) マスマーケット – 2007/4/1
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This is the story of Charley, a child of divorce who is always forced to choose between his mother and his father. He grows into a man and starts a family of his own. But one fateful weekend, he leaves his mother to secretly be with his father--and she dies while he is gone. This haunts him for years. It unravels his own young family. It leads him to depression and drunkenness. One night, he decides to take his life. But somewhere between this world and the next, he encounters his mother again, in their hometown, and gets to spend one last day with her--the day he missed and always wished he'd had. He asks the questions many of us yearn to ask, the questions we never ask while our parents are alive. By the end of this magical day, Charley discovers how little he really knew about his mother, the secret of how her love saved their family, and how deeply he wants the second chance to save his own.
Mitch Albom is an author, playwright, and screenwriter who has written seven books, including the international bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie, the bestselling memoir of all time. His first novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, was an instant number-one New York Times bestseller that has since sold more than six million copies worldwide. Both books were made into acclaimed TV films. Mitch also works as a columnist and a broadcaster, and serves on numerous charitable boards. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan.
In the end, his wife, Catherine and her daughter walked away from him. To make matters worse, he wasn't invited to her daughter's wedding! After all, he regretted the rest of his life and attempted suicide, but in vain.
Overall, he passed away 3 years after his attempted suicide. However, after he could see his mother, he was sure to be able to respect her and learn what he didn't know about her.
I have previously read some of Mitch Albom’s books, like Tuesdays with Morrie and The five people you meet in heaven and have been able to connect with the stories. However, I don’t normally find the covers of his books particularly inviting but it was because it wouldn’t usually grab my attention that I picked this one up to read the blurb. And once I had read the blurb I had to read the book.
Most of us have lost someone close to us and have had thoughts of ifs and buts. I bought into the twists and turns of the book and it felt totally believable to me. I didn’t cry, but I definitely sat back at the end of the book and thought ALOT
There are some things as human beings we need to hang onto. This reminded me of some of those things.
My son read one of the Albom books (Tuesdays with Morrie) as a 15 year old at high school and said it helped him decide to be the best person that he could be in life. I suppose that's as accurate a description as I could come up with.
There is something deep and meaningful about the way this, and the other Mich Albom books are written. It projects an image of the situation in the readers imagination and leads you through a path of understanding and empathy in the journey the subject(s) in the book are facing. I found each of of the books hard to put down, and they became my end of day release from the stresses and strains of life. I think each reader will find their own personal emotional challenges and parallels from their experiences and personal circumstances.
I love the way these books are written. Mitch Albom has a style that I have never come across before. I would highly recommend if you do wish to read something fairly short and deep.
Thank you Mitch Albom.