The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him, as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination. It's a place where your life is explained to you by five people, some of whom you knew, others who may have been strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldier to old age, Eddie's five people revisit their connections to him on earth, illuminating the mysteries of his "meaningless" life, and revealing the haunting secret behind the eternal question: "Why was I here?"
- Paperback | 196 pages
- 106 x 171 x 19mm | 102g
- 01 Sep 2004
- Hyperion Books
- United States
About Mitch Albom
Mitch Albom is an author, playwright, and screenwriter who has written seven books, including the international bestseller Tuesdays with Morrie , the bestselling memoir of all time. His first novel, The Five People You Meet in Heaven , was an instant number-one New York Times bestseller that has since sold more than six million copies worldwide. Both books were made into acclaimed TV films. Mitch also works as a columnist and a broadcaster, and serves on numerous charitable boards. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan.
Our customer reviews
A well written little story about heaven. Not your standard heaven. The five people help Eddie understand his life and its interconnectedness. If you like Mitch Albom's other books you'll like this one. Its only short so its worth a read.show moreby Neale P Blackwood
Interesting idea about people lives affecting each others but i think the book is too simplistic for adults. Don't expect too much from it and you'll enjoy it.show moreby Leonidas Pappas