Mitchel David Albom was born on May 23, 1958 in Passaic, New Jersey, the middle of three children to Ira and Rhoda Albom. They moved to the Buffalo, N.Y. before moving in Oaklyn, New Jersey. Mitch wanted to be a cartoonist then he switched to music. He taught himself to play piano and played in bands. He went to high school in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He left for college after his junior year. He went Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, majoring in sociology. In his early 20’ Mitch was living in New York. He took an interest in journalism and volunteered to work for a local weekly paper. The local weekly paper was the Queens Tribune. He returned to graduate school, earning a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Then he got his MBA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. He paid his all of tuition by working as a piano player.
Before Mitchel became a writer he was an amateur boxer, pianist and nightclub singer. What Mitch Albom is best known for is his writing. He writes a daily sports column for The Detroit Frees Press. He has written many books and novels. The books that he is best known for are Tuesday’s with Morrie, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, and the Fab Five. In Tuesdays with Morrie Mitch Albom recounts his time spent with his 78 year old sociology professor Morrie Schwartz at Brandeis University. Morrie was dying from Lou Gehrig’s disease. Mitch was former student of Schwartz had not talked with him since attending his college classes 16 years earlier. I tell stories. For awhile I told stories through music and then I told stories in newspapers and later I told stories in books, the best known being Tuesdays with Morrie, a story about my old teacher who was living to the fullest even as he was dying.(Albom) Tuesday’s with Morrie was on the best-sellers list for four years. Also, was made into a movie by Oprah Winfrey. The Five People You Meet in Heaven has sold over 8 million copies and it became the most successful first novel in U.S. history.
Mitch doesn’t always write books he has a personal life also. Mitch is married Janine Sabino. Janine is a professional singer. They live in Detroit Michigan. Mitch and Janine don’t have children. He also has his own radio show it started in 2001. Mitchel most recent project is the umbrella program. The fund shelters and cares for the homeless in his city. His experience with a inner city poor church led him to start this fund and is chronicled in his most recent book Have a Little Faith. Ten percent of the profits from this book go to his fund. He also raises money with performances by his rock band. The band is called The Rock Bottom Remainders. The members of the rock band are all published writers.

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