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

How the generosity of Detroiters made it our “lucky 7” broadcast by breaking records

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


Detroit Hives turns city’s blight into something sweet

This is a story about the streets of Detroit, and their empty, abandoned, overgrown lots, and by this point you’re thinking crime, violence, heartbreak. And I’m thinking … honey. It’s the first week of spring, so why not, instead of the same old negative talk, focus...

College admissions scandal is news, but not new

There’s a famous scene in “Casablanca” where the corrupt police chief played by Claude Rains shuts down Humphrey Bogart’s casino. “I’m shocked — shocked — to find that gambling is going on in here!” Rains deadpans. A croupier then hands him a wad of cash. “Your...

Detroit Lions becoming Patriots West. The New New England

Send in the beans. Start changing your accent. It’s Faaahd Field. It’s the Blue and Silvah. The Detroit Lions hit free agency Monday like a battering ram hits a piñata, and what fell loose were many intriguing pieces, most of them with one phrase in common: “Former...

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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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