Mitch Albom is a renowned American author, journalist and broadcaster who first gained national recognition as a sports columnist. He later went on to gain worldwide stardom as a novelist with his best-selling books such as 1993's Tuesdays with Morrie, 2003's The Five People You Meet in Heaven and 2006's For One More Day. His books have over the years been turned into successful TV movies, translated into dozens of languages and sold several millions of copies all over the world.
He is the son of Rhoda and Ira Albom. He married Janine Sabino in 1995.
In 2007, according to Forbes Magazine, his estimated net worth was $6 million.
In 2005, while working as a sports columnist for Detroit Free Press, he was suspended after he fudged facts in a column. Due to his reputation as one of the most respected sports columnists in America, the incident was extremely scandalous and made headlines all over the country.
I find interesting characters or lessons that resonate with people and sometimes I write about them in the sports pages, sometimes I write them in a column, sometimes in a novel, sometimes a play or sometimes in nonfiction. But at the core I always say to myself, 'Is there a story here? Is this something people want to read?'Mitch Albom
I used to be a classic workaholic, and after seeing how little work and career really mean when you reach the end of your life, I put a new emphasis on things I believe count more. These things include: family, friends, being part of a community, and appreciating the little joys of the average day.Mitch Albom
We all lose somebody we care about and want to find some comforting way of dealing with it, something that will give us a little closure, a little peace.Mitch Albom
is a famous American writer,
who was born on
May 23, 1958. As a person born on this date, Mitch Albom is listed in our database as the 17th
most popular celebrity for the day (May 23) and the 112th most popular for the year (1958).
People born on May 23
fall under the Zodiac sign of Gemini, the Twins.
Mitch Albom is the 865th most popular Gemini.
Aside from information specific to Mitch Albom's birthday, Mitch Albom is the 5450th most famous American and ranks 7th in famous people born in Passaic, New Jersey, U.S.
In general, Mitch Albom ranks as the 10286th
most popular famous person, and the 308th most popular author / writer / novelist / playwright of all time.
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