Will you do my eulogy? With those words, Mitch Albom begins his long-awaited return to non-fiction.
His journey to honour the last request of a beloved clergyman ultimately leads him to rekindle his own long-ignored faith. Albom spends years exploring churches and synagogues, the suburbs and the city, the "us" versus "them" of religion. Slowly, he gravitates to an inner-city pastor of a crumbling church that houses the homeless, and is stunned at how similar belief can be.
As his own beloved cleric slowly lets go, Albom writes his final farewell, having learned that a faithful heart comes in many forms and places.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 02/09/2010
- Category: Memoirs
- ISBN: 9780751537512
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Review by teresa1953
Very readable...as Mitch Albom's books always are. I enjoyed "getting to know" the Reb and Henry. This certainly gives you faith in humankind, which I am pretty sure is what Mitch intended.I understand that many readers find his writing "full of treacle", but if you start out with the premise that it's the way this author writes, I believe it is possible to overlook it. For me, he has never beaten "The Five People you meet in Heaven", but this is a non fiction book like "Tuesdays with Morrie" and it has a lot to tell us.