Hi friends—Mitch Albom here—

I hope the new decade is off to a good start for all of you.
 
I spent the last few months of 2009 on a rigorous tour across the US, spreading the word about my new book, Have a Little Faith. Most of it was spent living out of airports, hotel rooms, television studios, and bookstores—but it provided daily  encounters with wonderful folks like you – and, at the risk of sounding corny, that’s what made it worthwhile. However, I see  to have this recurring memory of dashing out of places in order to make a plane or an interview with people still wanting to talk or ask questions.
 
So, now that the tour is over, and I have returned to the basement where I write, I wanted to take some dedicated time to connect with you, my generous readers, who I may not have had a chance to meet on the road – or whom I had to leave too quickly. While I check in almost daily with MitchAlbom.com members, Facebook fans, and Twitter followers, I’ve decided to dive in a bit more here: The next three Tuesday afternoons, I’m hoping to  “meet” with you online, one community at a time. And maybe some of those unanswered questions will get answered.
 
So….here we go. Please mark your calendars!
 
January 26 at 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EST): MitchAlbom.com message boards at www.mitchalbom.com/discussion. I’ve set up a special thread for your posts and questions here. You can post your question now, or post on that day.  NOTE: you must be a registered user of MitchAlbom.com


February 2 at 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EST): Facebook Fan Page message boards. I’ve set up a special thread for your posts and questions here. You can post your question now, or post on that day. Make sure you post  to the discussion topic, and not to the wall!. You must be a registered user of Facebook.com, and be a fan of the “Official Mitch Albom Official Fan Page."
 
February 9 at 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EST): A virtual tweet up on Twitter! It’s a 140 character challenge, but submit your brief questions, and I’ll try to respond as succinctly as possible!  You must be registered on Twitter.com and follow @MitchAlbom


 I do hope that you’ll meet me in the literary ether. I can’t bring the coffee, but I’ll be there!
 
 Looking forward to chatting/posting/tweeting with you soon. And thanks, as always, for your amazing and inspiring support of my work.
 
 Warmest,
Mitch Albom
 
P.S.
 
 Are you new to all of this? Don’t worry, sometimes I feel like I’m still getting the hang of this too. If you want to be there for any and all of these virtual meet ups, you’ll have to be sure to register for these sites:
 
January 26
Click here to register for MitchAlbom.com
 Why register at MitchAlbom.com?    Because you can access the whole site:
  • contribute to the message boards
  • post volunteer opportunities on the community service board
  • build a profile for your reading group
  • access the full article archive going back to 1985
  • share a story from your classroom if you’re a teacher
Click here for help on how to use the MitchAlbom.com Message Boards

February 2
Click here to sign up for Facebook
-Once you’ve registered for Facebook, you’ll need to become a fan on the Mitch Albom Official Fan Page. Once you’re there, click on Become a Fan 
-Across the top of the fan page, you’ll see the "Discussions" tab. Please click on that.
-Click on the topic labeled "Live with Mitch"
-Post your questions and comments!

February 9
Click here to register for
Twitter
-Once you’ve registered for Twitter, you’ll need to start following @MitchAlbom.  Once you’re there, click Follow
– Click "reply" to one of my posts so that I’ll see your comment or question
-You can also contact me by beginning a new post with @MitchAlbom
-Need more help? See Twitter’s FAQs

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