Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Five People You Meet in Heaven

I avoided this Mitch Alborn book for years because it had received too much hype and I didn't think it could measure up. I only decided to read it when my good friend Natacha said that it was her favorite... with a recommendation like that, how could I not try it?

I'm reviewing books that I read months ago now so I won't be giving too much detail, but suffice it to say that I absolutely loved it. The feeling of happiness I had when I finished it was amazing. I loved the idea - that after you die you meet people who somehow made a difference in your life, even though you may not have even noticed them, and they teach you somethings about yourself and the way you lived. Wow.

I loved the writing and style too - short, punchy and always held my interest. Which isn't that easy with a newborn in the house!

Anyway, if you missed this one when it came out like I did, read it now, it's so good!

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Anonymous said...

I loved this book as well - there's something about Albom's writing. Glad you enjoyed it.

If you haven't already, please read Tuesdays with Morrie by him. It's one of the best books I've read.

Trish @ Love, Laughter, Insanity said...

I'm not a huge Mitch Albom fan but I do love this book as well. It's been years since I've read it but I remember being so moved. Maybe time for a re-read?

joanna said...

anothercookie - I have Tuesdays with Morrie, I'll read it soon, since you say it's so good!

Trish - definitely one to re-read, I think. I borrowed it and I will definitely be getting a copy of my own.