A stunning 20th anniversary edition of the first novel from the 40-million-copy bestseller
Eddie no longer notices years passing. He spends his eighty-third birthday fixing the rides at the amusement park where he has worked for most of his life.
But when a cart falls from the fairground, Eddie spots a little girl in terrible danger. He rushes to save her and tragically loses his own life in the attempt.
When Eddie wakes, he discovers that death is an opportunity to learn about life, and he will have five teachers. Some he knows, while others are strangers. One by one, these individuals visit Eddie, illuminating the mysteries of his 'meaningless' existence and revealing the secret behind the eternal question: 'Why was I here?'
About the Author
Mitch Albom is an internationally bestselling author, screenwriter, playwright, and award-winning journalist. He is the author of seven consecutive number one New York Times bestsellers and has sold over forty million copies of his books in forty-seven languages worldwide, including Tuesdays with Morrie, which is one of the bestselling memoirs of all time.
Albom also works as a columnist and broadcaster and has founded nine charities in Detroit and operates an orphanage in Port Au Prince, Haiti. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan.