Another amazing book By Mitch Albom , like the five people you meet in heaven it’s really well written.
The story talks about a former baseball player (Chick) who gets a chance to spend one more day with his deceased mother.
Chick begins his story from the end, how he screwed up his life why he wasn’t invited to his daughter’s wedding, how he lost everything he had on some failed business decisions, then he tries to commit suicide only to find himself in a world not the one of the living nor the dead but something in between .
the book goes back and forth telling parts of Chick Benetto’s memories and what happened in between.
Anyone who’d lost a relative or someone they loved will totally relate to the part where he talks about his mother’s death, how he wasn’t there, and that all his life he took actions knowing that there will always someone backing him up, someone older and wiser, but when he lost his mother he felt that he was all alone, felt like no one will be there to support him when things get out of hand, no one to tell him what to do and how to do it.
At the very end, how that one day happened was explained without mentioning if it was really true for the character or if it was just his imagination ,but who cares it was real to him and that was more than enough.
It’s an engaging (yet sad) story about making peace with one’s past .
I decided to write about it after reading what some think of this book
Some criticized it as “syrupy ,lazy, sloppy literature”
I respectfully disagree , but anyway to each his own
I recommend it to anyone searching for a quick inspirational, deep read (it’s around 200 pages only)