Title: The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Author: Mitch Albom
Review: This book is a tear jerker, it's sad, happy, and pulls on the heart strings. I enjoyed the story of the mans life and the different people he met along the way. The five people were people who lives had somehow intertwined with his. He had not even met two of them, but his life and theirs were forever changed because of each other. His wife was the love of his life and her life and death made a huge impact on his life.
His job at the amusement park was something he had to do following the death of his father and his life was forever changed. This author is great at the spiritual pull. What happens when we die? I loved the weddings he found his wife at and the way he asked that she return to the women she was when she died. He loved her and that is clear in the pages.
I enjoyed this book and even the tears.
Publisher: March 28th 2003 by Hyperion (first published 2003)
ISBN: 1401308589 (ISBN13: 9781401308582)
Quick Review: 4 stars (out of 5)
Why I Read It: I had seen the movie and wanted to read the book.
Where I Obtained the book: I found this at my inlaws house.
Synopsis: From the author of the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestsellerTuesdays with Morrie, a novel that explores the unexpected connections of our lives, and the idea that heaven is more than a place; it's an answer.
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?"
Mitchell David Albom is an author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster and musician. His books have collectively sold over 28 million copies worldwide; have been published in forty-one territories and in forty-two languages around the world; and have been made into Emmy Award-winning and critically-acclaimed television movies.