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…


in conversation in this fundraiser for scholarships for students from the Have Faith Haiti Mission

August 2, 2019

Great Lakes Center for the Arts
Petoskey, MI


Colorado brawl latest example of parents being babies

When the story broke last week about a group of Colorado parents fighting each other at their children's baseball game — and by fighting, I mean real punches, haymakers, bodies thrown to the ground — many people were shocked. I wasn’t. One thing any veteran...

New high school trend: Viral gradu-shaming speeches

Most folks over 35 will agree, high school today isn’t the way they remember it. Here’s an example: two weeks ago, in what’s becoming a national trend, a California valedictorian named Nataly Buhr used parts of her speech to trash her school. “To my counselor, thank...

Brother’s Keeper church in Detroit needs new helping hand

This time, it’s not a hole in the roof. It’s a gap in the community. Ten years ago, I wrote about a church on Brainard and Trumbull, not far from old Tiger Stadium. It was holding services in the rain and snow — literally, in the rain and snow — because a large roof...

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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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