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Every family is a ghost storyMitch Albom mesmerized readers around the world with his number one New York Times bestsellers The Five People You Meet in Heaven and Tuesdays with Morrie Now he returns with a beautiful haunting novel about the family we love and the chances we miss For One More Day is the story of a mother and a son and a relationship that covers a lifetime and beyond It explores the uestion What would you do if you could spend one day with a lost loved one? As a child Charley Chick Benetto was told by his father You can be a mama's boy or a daddy's boy but you can't be both So he chooses his father only to see the man disappear when Charley is on the verge of adolescence Decades later Charley is a broken man His life has been crumbled by alcohol and regret He loses his job He leaves his family He hits bottom after discovering his only daughter has shut him out of her wedding And he decides to take his own lifeHe makes a midnight ride to his small hometown with plans to do himself in But upon failing even to do that he staggers back to his old house only to make an astonishing discovery His mother who died eight years earlier is still living there and welcomes him home as if nothing ever happenedWhat follows is the one ordinary day so many of us yearn for a chance to make good with a lost parent to explain the family secrets and to seek forgiveness Somewhere between this life and the next Charley learns the astonishing things he never knew about his mother and her sacrifices And he tries with her tender guidance to put the crumbled pieces of his life back togetherThrough Albom's inspiring characters and masterful storytelling readers will newly appreciate those whom they love and may have thought they'd lost in their own lives For One More Day is a book for anyone in a family and will be cherished by Albom's millions of fans worldwide


10 thoughts on “For One More Day

  1. says:

    You may believe it or not but after I read this book I love both my parent and I try to be a better daughter for them and I try to understand and appreciate every little thing they've done for me By reading this book you will see your parent especially your mother as a person who has the purest love ever and trying to give them back the same


  2. says:

    What a beautiful book It shows you how every mother in Earth will do just to make her family happy and safe I cried while reading it It shows you the real love the purest love you will ever know Love without any limitation what an outstanding book Worth to read it and read it again and again Mitch Albom I wish you don't stop writing


  3. says:

    Today is a momentous day It's my mom's birthday Through an utter coincidence I happened to take this book up for reading a day before my mother's birthday temporarily oblivious to the occasion Oh how I love such coincidences They are little life affirming miracles dismissed by reason as coincidences for what were the chances of my walking into a friend's room in a different hostel on a hot afternoon on an impulse and ending up finishing this book unaware of the relevance of the next day to the book?By the time I was finished with it which was a couple of hours later I knew what I had to do I called up home and told my brother to hand the phone to mom An hour later I knew I had the purest love any man could hope to getSome might choose to sneer at the 'manipulative sentimentality' associated with the plot line and this review p Others will relate to the underlying theme the beauty and complexity of the relationship between a mother and a child and the meaning of a family It makes one realize how we unwittingly and deliberately take our parents for granted and about the selflessness of their love simple things really but so overlooked The writing style is engaging proving Mitch Albom a fluent story teller adept at narrating eerily familiar anecdotesEventually my realization of the injustices we make our mothers go through will melt in the warmth of her hug it'll vanish in the crinkles of her adoring smile immersed in the endless sea of her love What will endure is the fact that this book made me call mom which is always a good thing Love you Mom


  4. says:

    For One More Day like all of Mitch Albom's books attempts to be an exercise in feel good warm fuzzies This overly verbose mortality tale however is not particularly inspiring uplifting or even interestingWhen the main character tries to commit suicide he gets to spend the titular one day with his deceased mother During the visit he reminisces about his life growing up in a broken home the mistakes he made and how we would do it differently if he could Interspersed are example after example of how he did not stand up for his single mother andor how she did stand up for himThe problem with For One More Day is that the emotional claptrap and manipulation don't have even a remotely satisfying payoff There are no lessons learned no flash of insight Instead it seems as if Albom stuck his Five People you Meet in Heaven in a blender with It's a Wonderful Life drank it down and then vomited it back up into print It's boring uninspiring frustrating and vapid This morality tale could have been condensed into a Reader's Digest article and contained the same emotional punch For a set of real life lessons about the preciousness of life drop For One More Day into the trash can where it belongs and go find a used copy of Tuesdays with Morrie


  5. says:

    I read this book when I was on a plane from London to Indonesia via Hongkong and I cried like a baby all the way I swear if the people that sat on my left and right hadnt been my friends I would've been considered a crazy girl weeping for no reasonReading this book made me realize how much I've taken my mum for granted It opened my eyes and showed me how big and everlasting a mother's love can be despite all the things that's been done to herMummy I LOVE YOU


  6. says:

    There are many in this world who would do anything to get just that one chance to make amends for their past misgivings Yet very few get this golden opportunity while the majority is saddled with that nostalgic remorse and regretMitch Albom’s new edition titled “For one day” takes one through a wistful journey which encounters a strange and enigmatic tryst with the ghost of the past The story unfolds the main character Charley Benetto Chick whose life is in ruins Being unwanted at his own daughter’ wedding was the last straw of having lost everything and he is ready to give up his life As he takes a midnight ride to his hometown he encounters his dead mother much to his amazement and everything seemed as normal as everInstances from his life are brought to light with a uick flashback through the book Being with his mother for that one day makes him realize the lack of time he spent with her and how out of touch he had been with her Yet she had managed to retain that special place in his heart and the close call was what brought her to him and his encounter with the other world As this journey nears an end his surprise knows no bounds as he unravels several loopholes and a shocking truth in the end He also gets the second chance to convey his unexpressed explanation for a certain act of his which to his surprise was known to her all longThis book is intriguing and emphasizes beautifully on a mother son relationship It makes one reflective and also makes ones eyes go moist and choke with emotion The few words uoted in the book as the character’s father tells him “mama’s boy or daddy’s boy chick? What’s it gonna be?” As he recalls this statement in the end he is made to realize by his mother that “a child should never have to choose” Many may dispute this as being just another ghost story Yet there are times that we draw parallels and examples from our lost loved ones that make it seem as though they were never gone They retain their omnipresence in our memories There are some individuals to whom we postpone our visits; taking them for granted only to realize that one fine day they are no longer there And then we grieve at our actions for having said something that had hurt them or not having spent uality time with them when they were alive This thought continues to haunt us till eternityThis book teaches one to never take anything or anyone for granted Life’s uncertainty is such that we may never get another chance So why not take the one life hands out and utilize it to the maximum as the saying goes” If life hands you a lemon make lemonade” One should ensure this ‘lemonade’ remains sweet instead of letting it turn sour


  7. says:

    A Mother's Love For One More Day by Mitch Albom I was unknowingly seeking a book that dives into the powerful and complicated mother son dynamic when my eyes landed on Mitch Albom's  For One More Day sitting idly on the library shelves Something about the blurb featuring the uote Every family is a ghost story captivated me For One More Day  explores the story of a mother and a son and a relationship that covers a lifetime and beyond It explores the uestion What would you do if you could spend one day with a lost loved one? This compact book packs a punch with what seemed like honest intentions on reconciling the hurt love and power dynamic over the decades within the Benetto familyI breezed through the first half anticipating a reality based retelling on mother son connections however I was uickly given a lifetime movie in its place when I was expecting something to hit as deeply as Motherhood and Emotional Intimacy in Tully 2018 Charles Chick Benetto is too frustrating for his own good Honestly his mother opening her arms to him after he spits in her face so many times is what makes her a true hero; a mother She even invented a whole new way to say ILY “I love you every day” She worked her butt off to send him to college to become a mensch and all he does is run off to his daddy at the first glance She makes the effort time and again to communicate he brushes her off with an I'm busy Maybe next week He gives up on fulfilling her dream to see him with a college degree only to make his father happy which he'll never be by chasing the big leagues F R U S T R A T I N G “I met a man once who did a lot of mountain climbing I asked him which was harder ascending or descending? He said without a doubt descending because ascending you were so focused on reaching the top you avoided mistakes“The backside of a mountain is a fight against human nature” he said “You have to care as much about yourself on the way down as you did on the way up”I could spend a lot of time talking about my life after baseball But that pretty much says it”Speaking on frustration the father is a piece of garbage He never provided for them or paid the basic alimony and living expenses after he up and left and yet he stills perceives to live the best of both worlds where he gets to slip in and out of Chick's highlighted points in life All he wants is to benefit himself by living vicariously through his son's baseball career“Not surprisingly my father faded with my athletic career”Another point This also didn't keep its full promise of delving into the mother son dynamic when it focuses the majority of the story on unwrapping the mystery So I cherished those chapters titled “Times My Mother Stood Up for Me” and “Times I Did Not Stand Up for My Mother” that showcase exactly what it is that I seek in this book the complexity of family interactions and the details that make up our daily lives It blows wide open so many truths we hold out to be self evident when it comes to parents and their kids and the impact they have on each other's world“Sometimes your kids will say the nastiest things won’t they Rose? You want to ask ‘Whose child is this?’”Rose chuckled“But usually they’re just in some kind of pain They need to work it out”She shot me a look “Remember Charley Sometimes kids want you to hurt the way they hurt”To hurt the way they hurt? Was that what I had done? Had I wanted to see on my mother’s face the rejection I felt from my father? Had my daughter done the same to me?”This made me sit still till I let it fully sink in There's so much truth in the phrase Sometimes kids want you to hurt the way they hurt”It's stirring moments like these simply the small joys and frictions in life we tend to overlook over the years till they’re gone out of our grasp that made this book shine over the badSticking with your family is what makes it a family”Get this short but powerful book through my Affiliate For One More Day by Mitch Albom I’ll make a small commission Support creators you love Buy a Coffee for nat bookspoils with Ko ficombookspoils This review and can be found on my blog


  8. says:

    Buzzword A Thon One 45 StarsThe only reason I didn't give For One More Day 5 stars is because its not The Five People You Meet In Heaven That book is the book I rate all Mitch Albom novels by READ THAT BOOK Also read this one because its amazing If you had the chance to spend one day with someone you lost what would you do? What would you talk about? Chick Benetto a down on his luck ex baseball player gets just that On the night he decides to end his life his mom shows up to spend the day with him Nothing strange about that except She died 8 years ago For One More Day is classic Mitch Albom its a simple story with many layers Oh And it will break your heart The first time I read this book was at least 10 years ago and I hated Chick He spent his whole life treating his mom like crap and then he expects his mom to fix his life for him All those things were still true upon my second read but I had much sympathy for him this time around So what changed in the time between readings? My mom died And though I am nothing like Chick I pray everyday for the chance to see her again Talk to her againPart of the reason I hated Chick so much the first time around was because throughout the book we get sections Titled Times I Did NOT Stand Up For My Mother I remember reading these sections and wanting to punch Chick in his face I mean who treats their mom like that? But now in the years since my mom died I've found myself replaying times in which I was mean to my mom rude to my mom and just plain unappreciative of her Things I never thought of when she was alive Nothing big my mom and I had a fantastic relationship but now that's she gone I relive the very few arguments we had and wish I could undo them But back to the bookFor One More Day is about the most important relationship any of will ever have in our life Our relationship with our mom I doesnt matter if you had a great relationship like I had with mine or if you hate your moms guts That relationship shapes your whole lifeRead this book Its one of my favorites


  9. says:

    It seems that for me Mitch Albom can do no wrong This is my fourth novel by him and I thought it was wonderful Albom seems to have an incredible ability to take ordinary situations and the inevitable pain of life and make them magical For One More Day focuses on Charles Chick Bennetto a middle aged man with a failing marriage obscene amounts of debt and an inner grief he's never gotten over He hits rock bottom when he is left uninvited to his only daughters wedding We watch as Chick tries to take his own life and in doing so enters a kind of dream state where he is able to spend one day with his deceased mother Chick is so relatable He is all of us at some point unsure of himself mediocre desperate for love So to watch his pain and go through what he goes through is so hard and really hits home Mitch Albom has done it once again and I was teary eyed by the end


  10. says:

    This is a beautiful and touching mother and son story that will make you reconsider how you treat your own mother