“The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.”
Bestselling author Mitch Albom is recognized around the world for his inspirational works and active participation in charities. Having started his career as a sports writer, Albom moved on to start a literary career that deal with such interpersonal topics as mortality, morality, faith, and love. Besides Albom’s account of his relationship with a sociology professor confronting his terminal illness in Tuesdays with Morrie, his first serious work separate from sports columns, Albom’s other works—such as The Five People You Meet in Heaven, For One More Day, The Time Keeper, and The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto—all carry a weighty message that demand reflection after reading. Some of Albom’s charities are S.A.Y. Detroit, Working Homes/Working Families, A Time to Help, and Have Faith Haiti.