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For One More Day
For One More Day
Author: Mitch Albom
From the author of The Five People You Meet in Heaven and Tuesdays with Morrie, a new novel that millions of fans have been waiting for. "Every family is a ghost story . . ." Mitch Albom mesmerized readers around the world with his number one New York Times bestsellers, The Five People You Meet in Heaven and ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781401303297
ISBN-10: 1401303293
Publication Date: 10/10/2006
Pages: 304
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4 stars, based on 47 ratings
Publisher: Hyperion
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 7
If you had the chance to go back and fix what you did wrong in life, would you take it? This book will make you smile. It will make you wistful. It will make you blink back tears of nostalgia. But most of all, it will make you believe in the eternal power of a mother's love.
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Helpful Score: 7
Excellent for those who have lost a loved one with unresolved issues between them. It allows you to imagine the conversation you might have had IF you had been given the extra time.
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Helpful Score: 5
Mitch Albom is an author who has a lot to live up to. After such great hits as TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE and THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVNE, I opened my copy of FOR ONE MORE DAY wondering if he'd be able to pull off another winner. The answer, wholeheartedly, is yes.

Albom pays tribute to mothers with the story of Charley "Chick" Benetto, who remembers clearly the words his father told him as a young boy: "You can be a mama's boy or a daddy's boy. But you can't be both."

For most of his life, Chick worked towards being a daddy's boy. Even when his father's love was elusive, it was the one thing he always strove to earn. It wasn't until later that Chick learned, as everyone does, that love not given freely can never be earned, no matter how hard we try.

When Chick's downward spiral leads to an attempted suicide, he's granted the one thing he's always wished for since his mother's death eight years previously--the chance to spend one more day with a mother who always loved him unconditionally, even when he didn't deserve it.

FOR ONE MORE DAY is the story of Chick, but even more so the story of his mother, Posey, a women who sacrificed more, and withstood more heartache, than her children ever knew. And as Chick realizes that he'd made the wrong decision, all those years ago, in becoming a daddy's boy, he's also given the chance to forgive himself, and, ultimately, become a better person.

This is an emotional and heartfelt read, every bit as good as Mr. Albom's previous releases. In recent articles I've read negative comments about the author being "too sentimental" in his writings; all I can say to that is that when sentimentality starts being a crime, we're all in trouble.
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Helpful Score: 4
Fabulous read! Albom as usual makes us cry and enjoy it at the same time! This is the story of one mans journey...trying to right a wrong...He finds himself at the end of his rope when a miraculous day begins with his dead mother. He begins to unravel his life as he views it from his moms point of view. A must read and reread!
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Helpful Score: 2
I loved this book. How the main character has ruined his life then suddenly has an experience which leaves him looking at his life in a different way, is very profound to say the least. I have passed this book on to friends who I know will enjoy it as much as I did.
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Really really good read. Very typical of Albom, but thats what makes it a good read. I finished this book in one read, I couldn't put it down.
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I loved this book. Read it one night in one sitting. Very powerful
feelings. I got a big kick out of the surprise picture at the back of the book.
Highly recommend!
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I actually liked this book BETTER than Albom's others. It made me weap. I loved the mother/child relationship; it made me think of my own mother (who is still alive...in fact, I lent her this book after reading it)!


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