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Currently Reading…. ‘For One More Day’

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What an amazing book! I actually finished reading this 200 page book the same day I started it! Proud of myself for that. 😉

To quickly recap… Have any of you ever lost someone you loved & wanted to spend one more day with them? Have you wanted to have just one more conversation with them? How would that conversation even go? For One More Day is the story of a mother and a son, and a relationship that covers a lifetime and beyond. It explores the question at hand, “What would you do if you could spend one more day with a lost loved one.” As a child, Charley “Chick” Benetto was told by his father, “You can either be a mama’s boy or a daddy’s boy, but you can’t be both.” So, he chooses to be a “daddy’s boy” only to see his father disappear when Charley is on the verge of adolescence. Decades later, Charley is a completely broken man. His life has been crumbled by alcohol and regret. He loses his job, he leaves his family, and he finally hits rock bottom after discovering his only daughter, Maria, has shut him out of her wedding. Thus, he decides to take his own life. He makes a drunken midnight ride to his small hometown and plans to do himself in. He fails even to do that! So, he staggers back to his old house, only to make an astonishing discovery. His mother — who died eight years earlier — is still living there, and welcomes him home as if nothing ever happened.  Albom has said his relationship with his own mother was largely behind the story of the book, and that several incidents in For One More Day are actual events from his childhood.

Great read! Mitch Albom is absolutely one of my favorite authors!

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