From the Publisher
A specially produced paperback edition -- with flaps -- of
the phenomenal #1 New York Times
has sold more than six million copies in hardcover
Eddie is a grizzled war veteran who feels trapped in a
meaningless life of fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. His
days are a dull routine of work, loneliness, and regret.
Then, on his 83rd birthday, Eddie dies in a tragic accident,
trying to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakens in the
afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a lush Garden of
Eden, but a place where your earthly life is explained to you by
five people. These people may have been loved ones or distant
strangers. Yet each of them changed your path forever.
One by one, Eddie''s five people illuminate the unseen
connections of his earthly life. As the story builds to its
stunning conclusion, Eddie desperately seeks redemption in the
still-unknown last act of his life: Was it a heroic success or a
devastating failure The answer, which comes from the most unlikely
of sources, is as inspirational as a glimpse of heaven itself.
In The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom
gives us an astoundingly original story that will change everything
you''ve ever thought about the afterlife -- and the meaning of our
lives here on earth. With a timeless tale, appealing to all, this
is a book that readers of fine fiction, and those who loved
Tuesdays with Morrie, will treasure.
About the Author
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 sold over 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. Albom has
been named the top sports columnist in the nation thirteen times by
the Associated Press Sports Editors of America. He is the founder
of The Dream Fund, a charity which helps underprivileged youth
study art, and of A Time to Help, a volunteer program. He lives
with his wife, Janine, in Michigan.
About the Book
The multimillion-copy bestseller is finally available in paperback. In "The Five People You Meet In Heaven," Mitch Albom's timeless tale is a book that readers of fine fiction, and those who loved his blockbuster "Tuesdays With Morrie," will treasure.