For One More Day


  • Author: Mitch Albom
  • Publisher: Sphere Books Limited
  • ISBN-13: 9780751537536
  • Pages: 197
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2007


About The Book

For One More Day is a philosophical novel written by Mitch Albom. It is the story of a mother and a son – a haunting tale of family, love and the chances we miss.

This title delves into the question: what would you do if you get a chance to spend one more day with a lost, loved family member? Charley “Chick” Benetto was always told by his father, “You can be a mama’s boy or a daddy’s boy, but you can’t be both” since he was a child. And when he chooses his father, he will have to see the man gone just when he is on the verge of adolescence. Several years after that, Charley grows up to be a broken man. He becomes an alcoholic, filled with regret. He even loses his job and abandons his own family. One day, he decides to kill himself and takes a midnight ride to his laidback hometown. But he fails to do what he was set out for and goes back to his old house, only to make a startling discovery. His mother, whom he had thought was dead eight years earlier, is found to be living there! She is ecstatic to welcome him home as if nothing bad had ever happened.

About The Author

Mitch Albom was born in New Jersey, U.S. He is a famous author, dramatist, screenwriter, journalist, musician, and radio and television broadcaster. He studied at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Mitch has worked with Queens Tribune, SPORT, GEO, Sports Illustrated and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Some of his notable works areThe Five People You Meet in Heaven, Tuesdays with Morrie, Have a Little Faith: A True Story, and The Time Keeper.