This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. Please help by adding reliable sources. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately, especially if potentially libelous or mitch albom the first phone call from heaven pdf. American author, journalist, screenwriter, dramatist, radio and television broadcaster, and musician.
His books have sold over 35 million copies worldwide. Having achieved national recognition for sports writing in the earlier part of his career, he is perhaps best known for the inspirational stories and themes that weave through his books, plays, and films. Albom lives with his wife Janine Sabino in Detroit, Michigan. Albom was born May 23, 1958, in Passaic, New Jersey.
Albom lived in Buffalo, New York for a little while until his family settled in Oaklyn, New Jersey which is close to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He grew up in a small, middle-class neighborhood from which most people never left. Albom was once quoted as saying that his parents were very supportive, and always used to say, “Don’t expect your life to finish here.
There’s a big world out there. Go out and see it. His older sister, younger brother, and he himself, all took that message to heart and traveled extensively.
His siblings are currently settled in Europe. While living in New York, Albom developed an interest in journalism.
Still supporting himself by working nights in the music industry, he began to write during the day for the Queens Tribune, a weekly newspaper in Flushing, New York. His work there helped earn him entry into the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
During his time there, to help pay his tuition he took work as a babysitter. In addition to nighttime piano playing, Albom took a part-time job with SPORT magazine. In 1983, he was hired as a full-time feature writer for The Fort Lauderdale News and Sun Sentinel, and eventually promoted to columnist.