- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Sphere; New Ed edition (6 Sept. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0751537500
- ISBN-13: 978-0751537505
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.7 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (141 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 79,203 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
For One More Day Paperback – 6 Sep 2007
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Mitch Albom sees the magical in the ordinary (Cecilia Ahern)
Mitch Albom, in this new book, once again demonstrates why he is one of my favourite writers . . . FOR ONE MORE DAY will make you smile. It will make you wistful. It will make you blink back tears of nostalgia (James McBride, author of THE COLOR OF WATER)
Another very touching page-turner (STAR magazine)
A warm and tender tale (IRISH EVENING HERALD)
In his highly anticipated new novel, Albom tenderly explores the themes of family, divorce and regrets, and the wish that we could have just one more day with a lost loved one.See all Product Description
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The set-up is pretty extreme. Charley goes to pieces after his mother dies. He drinks too much. He loses his money. He drives away his wife and daughter. He loses all his desire to live. Hitting bottom, Charley decides to kill himself. He heads back towards his old home town . . . and finds many surprises . . . including another day with his deceased mother.
The core of the book's appeal is the deft way that Mr. Albom captures the ambiguity many sons have towards the support they receive from their Mothers, while the Mothers are acting like the saints they often are. A good secondary appeal is the gradual exposure of deeply buried family secrets.
It's that latter point that I would like to address a little more. Families keep secrets from children for all kinds of good reasons. But children do become adults, and somewhere along the way the relationships will be improved if the secrets are revealed. You cannot hope to believe in Santa Claus all of your life in the same way you did as a five-year-old. If your parents are still alive (and I hope they will be for many years to come), think about what you don't understand about what they did when you were young. Ask them to tell you the answers. You'll all grow closer in the process.Read more ›
Having lost a loved one, I would give my eye teeth to have one last day or a last hour. This book made me consider the lessons that I had learnt while my Grandmother was alive, rather than mourning what I did not have. It made me feel grateful for her continued prescence in my life and the life long lessons that I carry through with me.
Albom writes beautifully, carrying the reader with his every word. Ensuring that we are hanging on the story as it unfolds, wishing that we were the main character. The moral surrounding the family and renewed and rejoiced connections, is cleverly entwined with beautiful descriptions and annotations. There have been few books that have touched my heart, like this one. A must read for everyone :-)
In 'For one more day' the story revolves around 'Chick' and his relationship with his mother.
Upon coming to the conclusion he has reached rock bottom in life he decides to commit suicide which results in him being united with his dead mother 'for one more day'. It is a very emotional reunion as it causes Chick to think about all the times he'd let her down and picked to stand up for (and please) the father who was never there over the mother who never let him down. He also finds out things about her that he never knew before, the sacrifices she made for him and the reason his parents got divorced....
A lovely book that made me think about all the ways I've let my mom down and taken for granted that she'll always be here. I imagine it will provoke that feeling in a lot of you. This is a great book and I will be recommending it to just about everyone I know!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Mitch Albom will not disappoint you!
His novels are easy to read, entertaining, captivating and inspiring. Highly recommend this book!
I found this book after losing my mother. I thought it might be too much, too soon and would upset me but it didn't. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Jayne Eyre
brought as a present. she loves it. highly recommended. came all at once with bunch of books I brought. came really fast! no problems.Published 1 month ago by Miss Troke
Love all Mitch's books but as well as being an amazing read it gets my brain to thinking and contemplating what is important about life :-)Published 2 months ago by Renetta