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In the novel "For One More Day" by Mitch Albom, a man gets to spend one day with his mother who died eight years earlier. A review of the book. The Book Report Network. Skip to main content. Sign up for our newsletters! Home; Reviews. And in FOR ONE MORE DAY this theme of revelation and learning continues. For One More Day [Mitch Albom] on Exclusive: Watch a video clip of Mitch Albom talking about his new book, For One More Day. Report abuse. Amazon. For One More Day has , ratings and 6, reviews. Estee said: You may believe it or not, but after I read this book, I love both my parent more and. Charley is constantly forced to choose between his divorced parents. Until one fateful weekend when he leaves his mother to secretly be with his father, and she dies.

Mitch Albom has never failed to delve into the depths of relationships, the sometimes dark and mysteriously gray areas of our interactions with people. He has pondered what we learn in our day-to-day intersections with those we love and those we hardly know, those anchors we've lost, those we've simply shaken hands with.

Chick Benetto is far from perfect. Told by his father that he "can be a mama's boy or you can be a daddy's boy, but you can't be both," Chick chooses to be a daddy's boy and devotes his young life to pleasing him. Dad wants Chick to pursue baseball, which Chick does. Even after his father disappears when he's 11, Chick doesn't give up the dream and the goal of pleasing him. He continues the sport, eventually playing for a minor league team and ultimately getting the call to the majors in time to play in the World Series.

All the while, his mother raises Chick and his sister Roberta, making sacrifices they aren't even aware of. When Chick's father resurfaces to follow Chick's career, Chick doesn't tell his mother. And, in fact, all too often he puts his father first before his mother, struggling to please him. But when Chick hurts his leg, his dreams and his father's dreams of a visit web page in major league baseball are shattered, and Chick is left with the hollow Book Report On For One More Day that his hopes for a strong relationship with his father were ruled by that dream of a career.

Slowly his father fades into the background, and Chick finds solace in the bottle.

His dad never offers him a job, even when he sees Chick struggling to keep above water financially. Chick realizes how much he had neglected his mother, the one who truly was his support, in order to garner favor with his father. All these realizations are too much for Chick, and he decides to take his own life.

It's this decision that sets the scene for Albom's tale of "what if. In a plot that might sound too fantastic to be true, Albom spins a tale of reconnection and opportunity.

The book is full of reminiscences from Chick's personal papers notes his mom lovingly wrote him, reminders of times he didn't stand up for her and remembrances of his life. But the last day he gets to spend with his ethereal mother might well be the truest day he ever spent with her, for it is in this visit that he learns who she really was and who he really is. Albom's writing has always touched my heart. He possesses an uncanny ability to draw out subjects so heartwarming and heartwrenching love, loss, faith, loyalty that other authors dance around but never really flesh out.

Albom repeatedly strikes a chord.

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For One More Day is a philosophical novel by Mitch Albom. Like his previous works The book tells the story of a troubled man and his mother. For One More Day has , ratings and 6, reviews. Estee said: You may believe it or not, but after I read this book, I love both my parent more and. The novel "One Day" by David Nicholls takes on the nature of male-female friendship, love, and career in the post-college years. A book review.

After learning all about Chick, his life and relationships, one can't help but be reminded of one's own existence missed opportunities, successes, failures, etc. If you read this book and don't ask yourself the question, "Who would I want the chance to see again, talk to again and reconcile with? Albom wants you to read about Chick and find yourself reminiscing, recalling those people in your life who you'd give anything to see again, those times you should have walked down the other path, and those moments you wish you could relive.

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