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The Five People You Meet in Heaven

69 Ratings: 2.8
A book by Mitch Albom.

Part melodrama and part parable, Mitch Albom'sThe Five People You Meet in Heavenweaves together three stories, all told about the same man: 83-year-old Eddie, the head maintenance person at Ruby Point Amusement Park. As the novel opens, readers are … see full wiki

Author: Mitch Albom
Publisher: Hyperion
19 reviews about The Five People You Meet in Heaven
review by . July 06, 2010
As I read another one of Mitch Albom's books, I once again find inspiration.  While this book was fiction, it certainly had a message.      We all go through live and do not realize the impact we have on people's lives.  People that may seem largely significant and people that we may not even realize we left an impression,  This impression can impact their lives in a significant way.       The books recounts the life of a man who …
review by . June 29, 2010
A Connected Life: The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom
The only thing we are guaranteed in life is that one day we will die.  Where do we go when we do?  Will we reunite with loved ones?  Is there a Heaven?  A Hell?   In Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven, not only is there a heaven but it is intermingled with our lives on earth.   The story starts off with a count-down of time before the instant of Eddie's death.  Eddie is an 83 year old amusement park maintenance man who is resigned …
review by . July 06, 2010
I've always enjoyed Mitch Albom - Tuesdays with Morrie was so simple and changed my life and how I see things. Five People You Meet in Heaven is a great read and can be spent with a rainy afternoon on the couch. You know a book is good when you think of it randomly in your life every once in awhile, as you interact within random experiences. You never who will come across that will make a difference in your life ... or the people they met in order to instill certain experiences that affected …
Quick Tip by . July 21, 2010
An amazing book! Mitch Albom is an incredible author. Tuesdays With Morrie is also a wonderful book my Albom.
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
More impossibly cheesy inspiration from a terrible writer.
Quick Tip by . July 05, 2010
Interesting to think about. And better written than his first book.
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
Mitch Albom is a great sports writer but is far better off writing about the Lions, Tigers and dying professors than this sentimental glop.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
Moving, exhilarating, intriguing, and brilliantly told. My first read from Albom, and certainly not my last. This is the book to read when you're feeling lost in the world, or perhaps just lost in yourself. I recommend the film as well -- excellent adaptation.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
Great quick book.
Quick Tip by . June 14, 2010
If you liked Tuesdays With Morrie you'll like this other book by Albom! Very inspirational and thought provoking!
review by . November 18, 2007
The book describes what it is like to die and meet people in  the afterlife through the character of Eddie. The character  meets with an untimely death by accident and awakens to find  an associate of 75 years earlier. Another story depicts  a mountainous and snowy field with elderly people eating pie  in a diner. Yet, another story shows his wife, Mary with hands  extended in heaven to welcome him home.    The book …
review by . December 20, 2006
I really enjoy Mitch Albom's first foray into popular literature, TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE. That book was kind of sentimental, but it was fairly well written and was from the heart. It was also a true story. I liked that book and it displayed that Albom was a writer with promise of becoming a strong literary voice on the pop literature scene.    However, when his next pop novel, THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN, was released, I hesitated in reading it. It wasn't until one of my …
review by . February 10, 2006
I had read "Tuesdays with Morrie" some years ago, and liked it so much that I bought several copies as gifts. This time, I had decided to bypass Albom's newest, "The Five People You Meet in Heaven." My reasons? The book was getting so much hype, and, well, something about that process, perhaps my personal bias, but I go into avoidance when I smell "sheep mentality." Unfair, no doubt, and no doubt with such a bias I do miss a good book now and then. But this time I had also caught a portion of the …
review by . March 16, 2005
This one has been reviewed so much that there is actually little I can add other than I did enjoy this one. The writing is simple, the story, simple, but good. I suspect those that set around "claiming" to read nothing but Joyce, et al, may turn their nose up at this one, but hey, that is their loss. I am a bit surprised that this work brings out such opposing emotions and opinions in people, but am rather gratified that so many seem to have read this work. All in all I recommend this one for anyone …
review by . May 16, 2005
This book is very well written ... the author aims right for the soul and hits his target! Not an exciting, dramatic read, but ideal for the mood I was in when I read it. Mitch Alborn aroused feelings of peace and well-being. I highly recommend it.  Betty Dravis is the author of THE TOONIES INVADE SILICON VALLEY, just released in April 2005, and of MILLENNIUM BABE: THE PROPHECY.
review by . December 05, 2004
"This is a story of a man named Eddie who was shown the secret of heaven: that each life affects the other, and the other affects the next. The world is full of stories, but the stories are all one." - The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom    A critical, abusive, alcoholic father. The nightmares--and a physical wound--courtesy of war. Infertility. A beloved wife struck down with a neurological disease. Evaporating dreams of being an engineer, replaced with a life-long …
review by . March 29, 2005
Everything that can be said in praise of The Five People You Meet in Heaven has already been written. Like so many other readers, I loved this book. I found it profound, compelling, and deeply meaningful. I dislike preachy, moralistic, religious writing, and Albom has succeeded in simply and skillfully conveying important truths without sinking into that trap. A beautiful story beautifully told, well worth reading again.
review by . May 18, 2004
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom will touch the introspective side in your soul. Mitch Albom writes of Eddie, a maintenace man who feels that he has lived an ordinary life. When an accident takes his life one day, he is visited by five people whom he was connected. Whereas Eddie did not see their profound effect from his point of view, each of these souls certainly were shaped by Eddie.The story of the Blue Man really opened up how one action can cause a chain reaction of emotions. …
review by . January 19, 2004
Before I read this book, the people I knew who had read it were firmly in one of two camps: 1) "Hated it...too schmaltzy." or 2) "Loved it...very inspiring and thought-provoking." Having now finished the book myself, I can clearly understand both positions. I find myself conflicted...occupying the middle ground between the "love it" and "hate it" camps.Yes, absolutely, it is schmaltzy. I sometimes found myself getting annoyed at how hard Albom was working to make me care about Eddie...to be meaningful...or …
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