Millions of readers worldwide have read and explored the question: “What would I do if I had one more day with a loved one I’d lost?” Albom’s second novel, For One More Day centers on Charley "Chick" Benetto, who, as a child, is forced to choose between being a mama’s boy or a daddy’s boy. His parents split up, and their divorce leaves him angry and yearning. He vows when he grows up, he will do things better. But he doesn’t. His own dreams wither. Alcoholism separates him from those he loves most. On the night he decides to end it all, a reckless drive back to his boyhood home becomes a journey unlike any other.
For One More Day meshes Albom’s gift for humanizing the lessons gleaned from loss with his keen eye for family dynamics. Posey Bennetto, the mother who returns for one mysterious day, is Albom’s first major female character, and his richest depiction to date. Through her struggles as the town’s only divorcee in the 1960’s, Albom examines the damage done to parents and children when families implode. And the book richly explores the often overlooked relationship between mother and son.
The hardcover edition of FOR ONE MORE DAY debuted at No.1 on the New York Times Bestseller List and spent nine months on the list. It also reached the number one spot on USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. In October 2006, Albom’s book was the first book chosen by Starbucks in the newly launched Book Break Program. On December 9, 2007, the ABC Television Network, Harpo Films and Mitch Albom re-teamed for the 2-hour television event motion picture "Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom’s For One More Day" which starred Michael Imperioli and Ellen Burstyn.
If you loved THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN, you’ll love FOR ONE MORE DAY. Share this story with a loved one today.