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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (56,748 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mitch Albom Narrator: Mitch Albom Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2006 ISBN: 9781401394158
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Mitch Albom mesmerized readers around the world with his number one New York Times bestsellers, The Five People You Meet in Heaven and Tuesdays with Morrie. Now he returns with a beautiful, haunting novel about the family we love and the chances we miss.

For One More Day is the story of a mother and a son, and a relationship that covers a lifetime and beyond. It explores the question: what would you do if you could spend one more day with a lost loved one?

As a child, Charley “Chick” Benetto was told by his father, “You can be a mama’s boy or a daddy’s boy, but you can’t be both.” So he chooses his father, only to see the man disappear when Charley is on the verge of adolescence.

Decades later, Charley is a broken man. His life has been crumbled by alcohol and regret. He loses his job. He leaves his family. He hits bottom after discovering his only daughter has shut him out of her wedding. And he decides to take his own life.

He makes a midnight ride to his small hometown, with plans to do himself in. But upon failing even to do that, he staggers back to his old house, only to make an astonishing discovery. His mother—who died eight years earlier—is still living there, and welcomes him home as if nothing ever happened.

What follows is the one “ordinary” day so many of us yearn for, a chance to make good with a lost parent, to explain the family secrets, and to seek forgiveness. Somewhere between this life and the next, Charley learns the astonishing things he never knew about his mother and her sacrifices. And he tries, with her tender guidance, to put the crumbled pieces of his life back together.

Through Albom’s inspiring characters and masterful storytelling, readers will newly appreciate those whom they love—and may have thought they’d lost—in their own lives. For One More Day is a book for anyone in a family, and will be cherished by Albom’s millions of fans worldwide.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jay | 2/13/2014

    " I loved watching the story unfold. Mitch Albom has a very readable style, almost soothing. And some of his points are so true to life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ms. Jackson | 2/13/2014

    " The narrator of this book tells the story of someone s/he met one day. This person had an incredible story of spending one last day with his mother (who was previously deceased). Interesting premise that you could spend one last day with someone you missed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samanthalakyn | 2/10/2014

    " Love Mitch Albom and this book did not disappoint. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shaesheashei | 2/9/2014

    " maybe the reason why I rated this as 5 stars is because I was able to relate to the story. Not as a parent with a child, but as child. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James Hoch | 1/18/2014

    " This book was definitely different for me. It's a very emotional book that shows what it's like to re-live the past and fix your mistakes. the book's main character has one day to spend with his mother who died years ago. Overall it was a very beautiful book. It really helps you appreciate the time you have with your parents while they're still around. If you like very touching and emotional books, you will definitely like this one. I'd recommend this book to Teenagers and Adults. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marissa | 1/17/2014

    " I enjoyed this book. I think I would have appreciated and understood it more if I had lost a parent. Fortunately, I cannot relate to that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erica | 1/15/2014

    " lovely writing style and story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ethel | 1/1/2014

    " My uncle recommended this book to me when I was about twelve. I wasn't so deeply into reading then, and I didn't understand some of the book's language. However, I remembered that the content was beautiful; it was still ingrained in my mind even two years after reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria Crespo | 1/1/2014

    " It's perfect. It's amazing. I can't even find the right words to express my love for this book - it just literally took me to places without even leaving my bed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cristy Credo | 12/25/2013

    " This book made me appreciate my mom in a whole new level. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Ahronian | 12/10/2013

    " Mitch Albom does it again. Loved this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole Shepard | 11/8/2013

    " So interesting, well written. Probably my favorite of all the Albom books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eve Goodman | 7/23/2013

    " Really made me think about what is important in life. An easy read and definitely recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 7/21/2013

    " A lovely story. It almost made me think this is true story but I wish it is! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Oana | 5/27/2013

    " This book was very touching. I believe that everybody who has a deep connection with his/her parents (be it a lovely or a painful one) should read it. You do have a lot to learn from it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 4/21/2013

    " One of the loveliest books I have ever read, if only we could all have one more day with someone we love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Germaine Chevarie | 4/18/2013

    " For One More Day was very different from any books I've ever read and I have to admit that it kept my interest until the end, which is the sign of a good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristie Bleazard | 12/17/2012

    " Really thought provoking. It made me think of my mom. What would I say if I had one more day with her? This book made me cry my eyes out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susana | 10/3/2012

    " As a mother this story hit close to home. It reminded me to not take any minute for granted. It was also an example of a mother's unconditional love even when "life" seems to take over. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brunilda | 7/2/2012

    " Great book, i really enjoy this authors work "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica Mabic | 6/19/2012

    " Highly emotional and quite beautiful. If you ever feel guilty about your relationship with your mother this is a book that you will find healing in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amelia | 3/26/2012

    " I read this over this past summer during my pregnancy, and it touched me deeply with the relationship between protagonist and his mother. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia | 8/31/2011

    " This was a thought provoking read. What would it be like to spend one more day with someone who has passed on? So many questions to ask, things to say. Would one day be enough? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rona G | 7/28/2011

    " Cried like hell. Cover to cover. Why? Read it. You should read it. EVERYBODY MUST READ IT. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marsha | 7/26/2011

    " If you ever lost a parent , this is a must read . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rona | 5/22/2011

    " GREAT BOOK! i cried and cried. Love it so much "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julia | 5/19/2011

    " I am currently reading this book for school. We just got it yesterday and I'm already almost done with it. It's pretty good so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 5/19/2011

    " This is my favourite book! Read it all in one night and drew so much comfort from it when I lost my brother Ali. Just read it again a few weeks ago. For everyone that has lost someone very special. Will make you laugh and cry and cherish every memory! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 5/17/2011

    " Mitch Albom is one of my favorite authors. AMAZING! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roger | 5/16/2011

    " Excellent story telling that forces one to reflect on our own past and decisions that we make today that could form our future regrets... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ebrahim | 5/12/2011

    " I lettrly lived between reality and dream with this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olivia D. | 5/7/2011

    " You can't never guess that was the end of the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 5/6/2011

    " It's a book everyone must read. For those who have lost a mother, it touches our very being. For those who are still blest with a mother, the book opens your heart... gives you a chance to say & do the things that matter before it's too late. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia | 5/3/2011

    " Made me cry, maybe because the relationship between his mom was similar to mine. And I really just wanted to hug my mom after finishing this book. It was great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roz | 4/26/2011

    " I loved the thought of getting one more day with a loved one who has passed away. This book made me smile, laugh, angry, and finally brought me to tears. Another awesome job! "

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About the Author
Author Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom is an author, playwright, and screenwriter whose works include Tuesdays with Morrie, the bestselling memoir of all time, and the #1 New York Times bestseller The Five People You Meet in Heaven. His books For One More Day and Have a Little Faith were also instant #1 New York Times bestsellers. All four books were made into acclaimed films for television. Albom also works as a columnist and a broadcaster and has founded seven charities in Detroit and Haiti, where he operates an orphanage / mission. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan.