a little girl, an earthquake, and the making of a family

Now Available

A sequel to The Five People You Meet in Heaven. Click here to learn more.

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7th Annual Radiothon Raises $1.28 Million

Your geneoristy made it our “lucky 7” broadcast by breaking records, and giving shined as SAY Detroit and local area charities put funds to good use

We're Back!

Anchored by Mitch Albom, Mike Lupica, and Bob Ryan – three of The Sports Reporters longest-standing members – the magic of the show is now in podcast form, brought to you every Monday and Friday

Tuesdays is 20!

Get the 20th Anniversary Edition, with a new afterword!


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Now in Paperback

All humans are musical. Why else would the Lord give you a beating heart?


Have you read them all?


Bringing the music of Frankie Presto to life!

Featuring original songs including “Forever Wrong” by Sawyer Fredericks and others by Ingrid MichaelsonMat Kearney, and Phredley Brown.


The premier training center for young people to improve their community, starting with themselves. The center offers a unique approach to Motivational learning.

A Primo Dessert Experience

Now open in Campus Martius in downtown Detroit

100% of the profits benefit SAY Detroit

Who is Frankie Presto?

A virtuoso?
An overnight pop star?
An orphan?

A mystery…

One-night only foodie experience at Detroit’s top restaurants raising funds for SAY Detroit!

June 19, 2019


My all-you-need guide for Game of Thrones finale

Tonight is the final episode of “Game of Thrones.” This means nothing on a how-does-it-change-the-world scale, unless you are one of millions who have watched this show from the beginning, which I believe was the Paleolithic Era. In which case, it feels like it’s the...

Michigan’s John Beilein not afraid to follow his dream

A dream is a wish your heart makes. That’s how the old Disney song goes. So let’s take the high road and say the dream of coaching an NBA team was just too strong a wish for John Beilein’s heart to turn down. Better to think that. Better to think Beilein, at age 66,...

Judge Damon Keith, an extraordinary man, who stared down hate

ZIMBABWE — I was in a hotel room here, minutes away from one of the seven natural wonders of the world, when I got the phone call that Judge Damon Keith had died. Only hours earlier, I had stood in the glorious spray of Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall on the...

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Inspired by visits to his dying professor Morrie Schwartz – who told him “Giving is living” – author Mitch Albom began to form charities in the mid-1990s. Today, S.A.Y. Detroit and the Have Faith Haiti Mission & Orphanage helping those who need it most.

Learn more about S.A.Y. Detroit’s many initiatives at Meet the special children of Have Faith Haiti at

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