Book Review in the Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

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Introduction This book is written by Mitch Albom inspired by his real life uncle, Eddie Beitchman . From him , Mitch gets the first name of the character in the story. The Eddie in the story and his uncle shared the same thing, they both serve during the World War II as a soldier in the Philippines and both died at the age of 83. The book also is inspired by the idea that Mitch Albom’s uncle told him after he survived his surgery .According to his uncle when he was already dying inside the operating room he’s soul float above the bed and he see those relatives of them who’s already died are waiting for him. This idea leads to the creation of the book “The Five People You Meet In Heaven”. The book talks about the life and death of Eddie. His journey to heaven. And the five people he met before reaching his own heaven. This book will let us think what is really heaven and the thing that we need to face before we reach our heaven.

Eddie is the head maintenance at Ruby Pier fter the success of Tuesdays with Morrie,[1] Albom's next foray was in fiction. His follow-up book was The Five People You Meet in Heaven (Hyperion Books) published in September 2003. Although released six years after Tuesdays With Morrie,[1] the book was a fast success and again launched Albom onto the New York Times best-seller list. The Five People You Meet in Heaven sold over 10 million copies in 38 territories and in 35 languages. In 2004, it was turned into a television movie for ABC, starring Jon Voight, Ellen Burstyn, Michael Imperioli, and Jeff Daniels. Directed by Lloyd Kramer, the film was critically acclaimed and the most watched TV movie of the year, with 18.6 million viewers.[17]
The Five People You Meet in Heaven is the story of Eddie, a wounded war veteran who lives what he believes is an uninspired and lonely life fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd…...

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