A few months ago, on one of his many, many business trips, the Husband was seated in (of course) first class next to Mitch Albom.
He recognized the award-winning writer immediately and they started up a conversation. The Husband mentioned to Mitch (can we call him that now? He met the Husband. They're bound to be best friends, right?) that he is a huge fan of his sports writing.
He then added that his wife (me) is a huge fan of Mitch's novels.
Mitch laughed, and said, "I get that a lot."
About a month ago, I was looking for something new to read. I opted for The Time Keeper by (our new best friend) Mitch Albom.
I started it at about eight o'clock in the evening, just as the kids were settling down for the night.
I finished it by about eleven.
With tears streaming down my cheeks, I vowed to share this book with everyone I know.
And, late yesterday afternoon, I finished reading it aloud to my entire family.
It. Is. Phenomenal.
Part-fable, part-It's-a-Wonderful-Life, it is engaging and real. It takes you on a journey that makes you evaluate how you spend your time, and how you value time. It will make you want to make the most of every precious minute you have in this brief life. It reminds you that there is always hope, no matter how bleak things seem.
I loved it. My family loved it.
And in honor of that, I am going to give away one copy to a lucky reader. Leave me a comment telling me your favorite book. All comments will be thrown into random.org and a winner drawn on Wednesday, October 24th at 8 p.m. local time.
If you don't win, buy the book anyway. It's worth every penny.