Mitch Albom, the internationally renowned author, screenwriter, playwright and nationally syndicated columnist, will speak at the Frauenthal Center, 425 W. Western Ave., on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m.
Tickets for the event, which is organized by the Muskegon Writers’ Series, are $30 and $25 for students with ID. Ticket price includes a copy of Albom’s latest book, the next person you meet in heaven, the long-awaited sequel to the mega bestselling The Five People You Meet in Heaven. Tickets can be purchased online now at https://frauenthal.org/event/mitch-albom-live/ and from Nov. 1 through noon on Nov. 9 in Room 154 on the MCC campus.
Albom wrote six consecutive #1 New York Times bestsellers. Tuesdays with Morrie, which spent four straight years atop the New York Times list, is now the bestselling memoir of all time. Tuesdays with Morrie, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, For One More Day and Have a Little Faith have been made into award-winning television movies. His 13 books have collectively sold more than 35 million copies worldwide and have been published in 49 territories and in 45 languages.
Fifteen years ago, in Albom’s beloved tale, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, the world fell in love with Eddie, a grizzled war veteran-turned-amusement park mechanic who died saving the life of a young girl named Annie. Eddie, who felt his life was meaningless, journeyed to heaven and encountered five people from his time on earth who showed him every life matters, and we touch each other in countless, unimaginable ways.
Now, in this enchanting sequel, Albom reveals what happened to Annie, the little girl, how her world changed after the accident, and what awaits her when she eventually makes her own journey to heaven and reunites with the man who saved her.
A longtime panelist on ESPN’s “The Sports Reporters” and co-host of its new iteration as a podcast, Albom received the highest honor in his field by being named the nation’s top sports columnist for more than a decade by the Sports Editors of America.
The Detroit Free Press columnist has founded nine charities in Detroit, including the first ever 24-hour medical clinic for homeless children in America. He also operates an orphanage in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, which he visits monthly. Albom lives with his wife, Janine, in suburban Detroit.
The Muskegon Writers’ Series is made possible by a grant from the George & Betty Hilt Fund held at the Community Foundation for Muskegon County.