Report on the Life and Times of Mitch Albom

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INTRODUCTION Mitch Albom is an internationally acclaimed author; many of his pieces made the New York Times Best Sellers list. He is also a screen playwright, a television broadcaster, a musician/lyricist, and a journalist. He had gained recognition nationally during his time as a sports columnist but some would say he is mostly known for his inspirational themes in his books such as Have A Little Faith and The Five People You Meet in Heaven. Mitch Albom was born on May 23rd, 1958 in a little town that goes by the name of Passaic in the state of New Jersey. Mitch went to high school in New Jersey and went on to continue hispost-secondary education studying psychology at Brandeis University in Massachusetts. Earlier in his life, Mitch wanted to be a cartoonist before aspiring to be a musician. After graduation, he followed his desires to become a musician. Albom was a performer in the United States as well as in Europe however he never achieved the success he’d hoped for in the music industry; it was his first failure. He went to graduate school and obtained a Master’s degree in Journalism as well as an MBA. His career path changed as he turned to writing full-time as a sports columnist and was nationally acclaimed for his work. Only after marrying his wife, Janine Sabino, in 1995, did he leave sports journalism behind and became an internationally recognized author with his first book Tuesdays with Morrie. This report is divided into three sections: Tuesdays with Morrie, successes and achievements, and, lastly, charity work. Each section will knowledge on Mitch Albom’s professional life and can serve as well as an outline for his character and personality. I. TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE Tuesdays with Morrie is based on Mitch Albom’s former professor, Morrie Schwartz, and was a completely unprecedented book. Mitch explains that: “It really started as an accident.

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