Wednesday, March 12, 2014

For One More Day by Mitch Albom... House of Fauci Book Review

I cannot tell you how many books that I have read that were written by Mitch Albom. I can, however, tell you that I have been pleasantly surprised and happy with each and every book that he has written and 'For One More Day' is no exception.


'For One More Day' tells the story of a baseball player, Charley Benetto, and the story of how his life was turned upside down and ruined by alcohol and regret. Charley, nicknamed Chick, grew up in times when women and men stayed married and you were, at times, looked down upon if you didn't. This is the story of how a young man dealt with his mother and father's relationship and how he dealt with their relationship with him. His struggle to make his father happy and at the same time try and follow the guidance that his mother gave him throughout his entire life.

“I also believe that parents, if they love you, will hold you up safely, above their swirling waters, and sometimes that means you'll never know what they endured, and you may treat them unkindly, in a way you otherwise wouldn't.” 
― Mitch AlbomFor One More Day

As Chick became an adult, his life, for many reasons began to spiral out of control. After his failed baseball career, his unhappiness in his job and his failed marriage, Chick was in a horrific accident. Soon after his accident he saw his mother; his mother who he buried 8 years ago.

“When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.” 
― Mitch AlbomFor One More Day

Not surprisingly at all, Mitch was taken aback and could not understand how he was seeing and having full conversations with his dead mother. His mother, on the other hand, was the same kind, gentle, beautiful, and caring woman he had left behind.

“But there's a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. Sometimes the stories are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking. But behind all your stories is always your mother's story, because hers is where yours begin.” 
― Mitch AlbomFor One More Day

I read this book in two days, with my busy schedule with kids and my attention seeking husband, that is really good. My daughter read it in less than a day! This book will make you think; not only about yourself but your family.

“One day can bend your life.” 
― Mitch AlbomFor One More Day


Some of my favorite quotes from Mitch Albom's, For One More Day:

"What is it about childhood that never lets you go, even when you're so wrecked it's hard to believe you ever were a child?"

"One day spent with someone you love can change everything."

"Have you ever lost someone you love and wanted one more conversation, one more chance to make up for the time when you thought they would be here forever? If so, then you know you can go your whole life collecting days, and none will outweigh the one you wish you had back."

"There's a story behind everything..but behind all your stories is always your mother's story..because hers is where yours begins." (my favorite)

"The more you defend a lie, the angrier you become."

Written by: Aimee Fauci

45 comments:

  1. I have loved everything I've read by MA but I haven't read this one yet. After your review, it's going on my most read list. I just love how his stories reach down deep within the reader and teach us some very valuable lessons. I usually cry when reading his books, too.

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    1. you will get the chills and 'think'!

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  2. I haven't read this one and I'm not sure I'm going to be able to! I was about to cry reading your review...

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  3. Oh, this book sounds wonderful! I love all his books...always gets me so emotional!

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  4. I've never heard of this author, but am glad to hear you've liked all of his books. I'll have to look for him next time we're at the library. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  5. Great info! It is always fn to see a blog book review, especially since I stopped reading when my son was born. Wait, except his books, those I now read!

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  6. I have never heard of him, but his books sound very inspirational. I think I will have to check out one of his books - they sound great.

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    1. I think his most popular book is 5 people you meet in Heaven... I believe a movie was made out of it also... worth the read, I promise.

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    2. Oh yes, I've heard of that one!

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  7. I've heard great things about this author. His books are supposed to be very motivating. Will add it to my to read list!

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  8. I love Mitch Albom! This book looks amazing. I definitely plan to check it out. Thank you for the review.

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  9. I love Mitch Albom too. Amazing books with powerful messages.

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  10. I love the statement "The more you defend a lie, the angrier you become." , very true and profound.

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    1. This book has so many wonderful and though provoking quotes.

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  11. I want to read this so much. Sounds like something perfect for me to read!

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    1. It is a great book! Easy to read as well, which for me is perfect w lots of kids.

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  12. I have never read a book by Mitch Albom, but this one sounds like something I could get into - and a book that pulls at your heartstrings.

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  13. Looks like a good read. I really only read "Tuesdays with Morrie" but I'll have to check out this book too.

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  14. I've never read anything of hers. From the quotes from the book though, I'd probably love this book!

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  15. This is the Tuesdays with Morrie Guy. I'm surprised how many commenters haven't heard of him before. Great hairdo on him! :)

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  16. Looks like it would be a good read. I don't read much so I can't say. Books by this author must be good if youve read a bunch.

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  17. I read Mitch's other book, can't think the title. It was so good!

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  18. This sounds like a great read. I have never heard of it before but I am going to see if they have it in Kindle edition!

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  19. This was a great book! All of his books are great. It's really nice to sit down and read a good book like this.

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  20. I am new to this author. I will have to pick up One More Day.

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  21. I haven't read anything since Tuesdays with Morrie, but you've convinced me it's time. It sounds good!

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  22. I have not heard about this book yet. If it is like his others, I know he will like it!

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  23. I've not read this one. With baseball season in swing it sounds like it would be timely.

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  24. This sounds like an interesting read. I haven't even read Tuesdays with Morrie, but it's on my list!

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  25. Big fan right here of Mitch Albom. I always love the messages within them, and I'm adding this new one to my list to read. My must read list is dwindling anyway...I've read so much this winter!!

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  26. I read Tuesday's with Morrie in High School English. I am looking for something new to read. Thanks!

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  27. I love Mitch Alboms books. I have not yet read this one but it looks like a good read.

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  28. Haven t heard of this book. I love to read, just no time. lol

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  29. I love mitch Albom ever since Tuesdays with Morrie. I'll have to check this out from the library.

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  30. I haven't read this one yet. But I want to!

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  31. I have never heard of this writer. I like the quotes though.

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  32. I LOVE all of Mitch Alboms books!

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  33. That is a BEAUTIFUL book! I love it so much - you have to watch the movie!

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  34. Mitch is a terrific writer and, like you, I've read all his books. They are succinct, powerful and filled with wisdom. Thanks for your review... Love the quote you favored too. :-)

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  35. What a terrific writer! I have never really read too many of his books but I am now. As I am expanding my library and book authors.

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  36. I have never heard of Mitch Albom. Your review has me very interested in reading this book and possibly more. I love story lines like this one!

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  37. You can always tell a Mitch Albom book from any other, it's got a simple but unique cover. I'll look for this at my library later today :)

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  38. I love Mitch Albom. I'd like to find time to read a book for myself instead of brightly colored rhyming books. lol

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