I read one of Mitch Albom's five people you meet in heaven before and I instantly fall in love with him and his book the moment I finished that first story.
Mitch's book was simple yet meaningful and full of emotion involved.
I adopted his second book "For one more day" at Popular's book fair last week and it was a great bargain. The book was on sale for such a cheap price that ignoring it would be unforgivable. I finished the book in one day time and here is my review on his story. Enjoy. :)
FOR ONE MORE DAY - Mitch Albom
"Have you ever lost someone you love and wanted one more conversation, one more chance to make up for the time when you thought they would be here forever?"
It was a story about a guy.
A daddy's boy turned to mama's boy when he was eleven and
A guy that loses everything after his mother died.
He blamed himself for the death of his mother,
and for not being there for her when the tragedy happened.
He was so full of guilt and regret that he get involved with alcohol and abandoned his job.
He leave his wife and kid, and 8 years later, he received an enveloped containing the wedding photos of his daughter.
He was so sadden that his only daughter was ashamed of him and does not inform or invite him to the wedding.
Feeling that he was alone and life was meaningless, he decided to take his own life.
He had an accident on his way to his hometown (where he wishes to end his life), but he survived and he walked back home. He then went to a water tower that he used to climb with his friends when he was young and jumped off it. But, even after that, he survived.
With all the cuts and bruises on his body, he walked back to his old house.
And surprisingly, he found his mother there.
He spent the whole day with his mother, accompanying her to meet with her 3 customers, which held a very significant role in their life.
It seems that, " When someone is in your heart, they're never truly gone. They can come back to you, even at unlikely times"
He get his one last day with his mother, and his mother helped him get back to his feet.
For more detailed story, do read it yourself.
"One day spent with someone you love can change everything"
Bookworm Gee. Ciao.