Item description for The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom...
Overview Killed in a tragic accident, Eddie, an elderly man who believes that he had an uninspired life, awakens in the afterlife, where he discovers that heaven consists of having five people explain the meaning of one's life.
Publishers Description Plot Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him, as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination. It's a place where your life is explained to you by five people, some of whom you knew, others who may have been strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldier to old age, Eddie's five people revisit their connections to him on earth, illuminating the mysteries of his "meaningless" life, and revealing the haunting secret behind the eternal question: "Why was I here" Personal Details Collection Status In Collection Index 10 Read It Yes Links Amazon US Product Details LoC Classification PS3601.L335F59 2003 Dewey 813/.6
Citations And Professional Reviews The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Entertainment Weekly - 12/26/2003 page 153
Publishers Weekly - 08/18/2003 page 55
Booklist - 09/01/2003 page 5
Library Journal - 09/15/2003 page 89
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.5" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.74" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Sep 23, 2003
Publisher Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 0786868716 ISBN13 9780786868711
Availability 17 units. Availability accurate as of Feb 25, 2017 03:22.
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More About Mitch Albom
Mitch Albom writes for the Detroit Free Press, and has been voted America's No. 1 sports columnist ten times by the Associated Press Sports Editors. Albom, a former professional musician, hosts a daily radio show on WJR in Detroit and appears regularly on ESPN's "The Sports Reporters." He is the author of Bo and Fab Five, both national bestsellers, and has also published four collections of his columns. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan.
Mitch Albom currently resides in the state of Michigan. Mitch Albom was born in 1958.
Reviews - What do customers think about Five People You Meet In Heaven?
WOW Mar 30, 2007
I absolutely LOVED this book. It was a really different approach to death and I enjoyed it a lot. <3
A must-reading book for all ages.. Mar 29, 2007
This is a wonderful book to have. Very well-written, very easy to read.
Renee K. - The five people you meet in heaven Mar 27, 2007
Many people have great imaginations. In the book "The five people you meet in heaven" is a awesome book to read and enjoy if your someone with great imagination. The way Mitch Albom wrote the book you can imagine everything that's going on. From the setting to the characters. The book had a aswesome description on every character you met. You get pulled into the book and really get into the characters and get to understand them, like you know them. The plot of the story is what really got me interrested in reading the book. This plotline was like no other book i have heard of or read before. In the book I think what could have made it better is if Mitch would some up Eddie's life a little better before he dies. I know he had a flash back section after every chapter to have you understand everything that happened and why it did, but i really didn't like that. I know that we were on as much as a journey as Eddie was meeting the characters and their life story, but it would have been easyer to know more about him. Mitch, instead has us being as clueless about everything like Eddie. I would suggest this book to anyone with an imagination or who likes adventure. This book will keep you on your toes! It keeps you wanting to read more and more. I would not recommend this book to anyone who likes action packed and mystery stories. They might not enjoy the story as much as others would.
Molly S. - The Five People you meet in Heaven Mar 26, 2007
The book Five People you meet in Heaven was really good. The thing I liked about the plot was that it was revealing. The plot showed me what my afterlife could possibly be about. Another thing I liked, was the characters. The main character, Eddie, was an average guy which made it easy to relate to. He had a regular life that gets explained to him.
But, there were some downfalls. The thing that I didn't like about the book was that it was aimed for more adult audiences. I had some trouble understanding certain parts of the book. Also, it got dull during certain parts of the book. While I was reading the book, I got bored of reading some of it.
I would suggest reading this book to students in 8th grade or higher. I think many high school students and some middle school students would enjoy reading it. But, I would not suggest younger children reading it. The book is hard to understand for anyone younger than me. They would have trouble reading it and they don't need to know about the afterlife, anyway. In conclusion, the book The Five People You Meet in Heaven was a really good book and I think you should read it.
Five people you meet in heaven Mar 24, 2007
Great book. Buy this and you will not regret it. Excellent story.