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Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom

Syndicated newspaper columnist, TV and radio host, and best-selling author of "Tuesdays with Morrie"

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  • About

    MITCH ALBOM is a multi-talented man. He is active as an author, newspaper columnist, in television, radio, music, and charitable organizations.

    He is a best-selling author of eight books, nationally syndicated newspaper columnist for the Detroit Free Press, nationally syndicated radio host for ABC and flagship station WJR-AM in Detroit, and television commentator. For twelve years, MITCH ALBOM has been named #1 Sports Columnist in the Nation by the sports editors of America (APSE), the highest honor in his field. He has also received five first place APSE honors for feature writing. No other columnist has won the APSE award more than once.

    Mitch is the author of the “Tuesdays With Morrie,” the phenomenal New York Times bestseller that first appeared on that list in October 1997 and hasn’t left the top five since. With more than five million copies now in print, “Tuesdays With Morrie” is also published in 34 countries, in 30 languages, and is a bestseller in Japan, Australia, Brazil, and England. Albom’s “Tuesdays With Morrie” story has been featured in many national publications, including People Magazine, Life Magazine, TV Guide, and Redbook. Albom has also been featured on several national television programs, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC’s Today Show, the CBS Early Show, Larry King Live, the Tom Snyder Show, and the Rosie O’Donnell Show.

    A Philadelphia native, Mitch graduated from Brandeis University with a sociology major and earned Master’s Degrees in journalism and business administration from Columbia University in New York City. His personal background includes stints as an amateur boxer and nightclub singer and pianist. He once played as a warm-up act for comedian Gabe Kaplan. He has done hundreds of speaking engagements for numerous corporate, professional, and charitable organizations.

    Mitch has founded two charities in the metropolitan Detroit area. “The Dream Fund,” which Albom founded in 1989, allows disadvantaged children to become involved with the arts. “A Time To Help,” founded in 1998, brings volunteers together once a month to tackle various projects in Detroit, including staffing shelters, building homes with Habitat for Humanity, and operating meals on wheels programs for the elderly. Albom serves on the boards of various charities, including CATCH (Caring Athletes Team for Children’s and Henry Ford Hospitals), Forgotten Harvest, and Michigan Hospice Organization. In 1999 he was named National Hospice Organization’s Man of the Year.

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    Keynote | Inspirational | Motivational

    Everyone has a talent. We just need to find it. Mitch Albom explores this theme with a moving presentation that follows his lifelong love and pursuit of music. Albom takes listeners on a journey from the old piano that arrived when he was eight years old to his adventures as a teenaged musician, a lounge singer in Greece, and a failed songwriter in New York City, which ultimately led him to writing.

    Through storytelling, piano playing, and even some singing, Albom shows audiences how a passion for one gift can often lead to discovery of another, truer one. In Finding Your Magic Strings, Mitch Albom helps you discover yours.

    Keynote | Inspirational | Motivational

    From the biggest names in sports to the dangers of fandom, Mitch Albom takes audiences through his 35 years of covering sports. He explores the money, corruption, racial tensions, as well as the pride, thrills, and excitement of the games that have shaped our nation. Sports is a metaphor for everything you face in life, and in this talk, Albom explains why it’s something we’ll never outgrow.

    Keynote | Inspirational | Motivational

    In less than a minute, everything and everyone you know, love, and rely on could be gone. A nightmare for some, but for the people of Haiti in 2010, this became a reality. In 30 seconds, 3% of Haiti’s population was gone and one million were left homeless in the wake of a devastating earthquake.
     
    Like many others, Mitch Albom watched the news in horror. With a catastrophe so massive, what could he do? Following a story about The Caring and Sharing Mission, he boarded a small plane for Port au Prince to see how he could help. One trip became monthly excursions to the mission, helping rebuild a nurturing home for children who did not have one.
     
    “Unexpected Grace: The Have Faith Haiti Mission” takes audiences into a world that is being reborn. Mitch Albom shares the stories of the orphans he takes in and tells their tale of resilience, their budding love of education and faith, and how they learned to love, trust, and laugh again, despite it all. Ultimately, this talk is about how these amazing survivors have taught a man, who had no kids of his own, that nothing is more important than saving a young life.

    Keynote | Inspirational | Motivational

    Mitch Albom talks about why faith is still needed and embraced in a modern world where we think we know all the answers. Rather than divide us, Albom found — through time spent with an inner-city pastor of a poor church and an aging rabbi of a wealthy suburban synagogue — that faith can pull us together. That it unites us in our humanity. Albom shares stories about faith amongst the poor, the well-to-do, the homeless, and those who once felt God did not exist. He addresses questions such as: What do we all have in common in our hearts — no matter what house of worship we attend? How does the belief in something bigger than us give us insight, wisdom and comfort? How does faith help when bad things happen? And what can we learn from each others’ faith that can make the world, the workplace, our neighborhoods and our daily lives more harmonious? Expanding on themes already developed in his works Tuesdays With Morrie and The Five People You Meet In Heaven, Mitch Albom weaves a captivating and uplifting message about the potential in all of us for a giving, meaningful life.

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    “Your presentation was spellbinding.”

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    “Thank you for your outstanding presentation! We have had some great speakers in the past, but your message really hit home with our audience of financial professionals who are type "AAAA." It is rare when our group gives anyone a standing ovation.”

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Thank you for your outstanding presentation! We have had some great speakers in the past, but your message really hit home with our audience of financial professionals who are type "AAAA." It is rare when our group gives anyone a standing ovation.
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