Mitch Albom is an American author, journalist, screenwriter, dramatist, radio and television broadcaster, and musician. His books have sold over 39 million copies worldwide. Having achieved national recognition for sports writing in the earlier part of his career, he is perhaps best known for the inspirational stories and themes that weave through his books, plays, and films. Albom lives with his wife Janine Sabino in Detroit, Michigan.
Albom was born on May 23, 1958, to a Jewish family in Passaic, New Jersey. Albom lived in Buffalo, New York for a little while until his family settled in Oaklyn, New Jersey, which is close to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He grew up in a small, middle-class neighbourhood which most people never left. LIkewise, Albom was once quoted as saying that his parents were very supportive, and always used to say, “Don’t expect your life to finish here. There’s a big world out there, go out and see it.” His older sister, younger brother and he himself all took that message to heart and travelled extensively. His siblings are currently settled in Europe.
Albom appeared regularly on ESPN’s The Sports Reporters (aired Sunday mornings from Studio A in Bristol, CT at ESPN Plaza at 9:00 am EST) and regularly appears on SportsCenter. Similarly, he has also made appearances on Costas Now, The Oprah Winfrey Show. LIkewise, The Today Show, CBS’s The Early Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, Larry King Live, The View, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and appeared as a guest voice on The Simpsons on the episode Thursdays with Abie in 2010.
On November 19, 2002, the stage version of Tuesdays with Morrie opened Off-Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Co-authored by Mitch Albom and Jeffrey Hatcher (Three Viewings) and directed by David Esbjornson (The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?). Similarly, Tuesdays with Morrie starred Alvin Epstein (original Lucky in Waiting for Godot. They were as Morrie and Jon Tenney (The Heiress) as Mitch.
His follow-up to the stage adaptation of Tuesdays were two original comedies. Similarly, that premiered at the Purple Rose Theatre Company, in Chelsea, Michigan, a theatre started by actor Jeff Daniels.
Albom is an accomplished songwriter and lyricist. Since 1992, he wrote the song “Cookin’ For Two” for a television movie, Christmas in Connecticut, directed by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Likewise, he also wrote the song “Hit Somebody (The Hockey Song)”.
- Full Name: Mitchell David Albom
- Date of Birth: May 23, 1958
- Age: 61
- Birth Place: Passaic, New Jersey, U.S.
- Occupation: Novelist, sports journalist, radio talk show host
- Language: English
- Genre: Non-fiction, young adult fiction
- Spouse Janine Sabino (since m. 1995)
- Movies: Tuesdays with Morrie, etc.
- Albums: Les cinq personnes que j’ai rencontrées là-haut, etc.
- Net Worth: $10 million
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