Midweek With Special Guest, Mitch Albom

Midweek With Special Guest, Mitch Albom

#1 New York Times bestselling author, Mitch Albom, joins us for a very special Midweek

Mitch Albom is a best-selling author, screenwriter, playwright and nationally-syndicated columnist. The author of seven #1 New York Times bestsellers, his books have collectively sold more than 40 million copies in 47 languages worldwide. Tuesdays With Morrie, which spent four straight years atop the New York Times list, is now the bestselling memoir of all time. Four of Albom’s books, including Morrie, The Five People You Meet In Heaven, For One More Day and Have A Little Faith, have been made into highly acclaimed TV movies. Oprah Winfrey produced “Tuesdays With Morrie,” which claimed four Emmy awards including a best actor nod for Jack Lemmon in the lead role.

Albom has founded nine charities in Detroit, and operates the Have Faith Haiti orphanage in Port au Prince, Haiti, which he visits monthly. He lives with his wife, Janine, in metropolitan Detroit.

About Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Tuesdays With Morrie comes Mitch Albom’s most personal story to date: an intimate and heartwarming memoir about what it means to be a family and the young Haitian orphan whose short life would forever change his heart.

Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. She spent her infancy in a landscape of extreme poverty, and when her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika was brought to The Have Faith Haiti Orphanage that Albom operates in Port Au Prince.

With no children of their own, the forty-plus children who live, play, and go to school at the orphanage have become family to Mitch and his wife, Janine. Chika’s arrival makes a quick impression. Brave and self-assured, even as a three-year-old, she delights the other kids and teachers. But at age five, Chika is suddenly diagnosed with something a doctor there says, “No one in Haiti can help you with.”

Mitch and Janine bring Chika to Detroit, hopeful that American medical care can soon return her to her homeland. Instead, Chika becomes a permanent part of their household, and their lives, as they embark on a two-year, around-the-world journey to find a cure. As Chika’s boundless optimism and humor teach Mitch the joys of caring for a child, he learns that a relationship built on love, no matter what blows it takes, can never be lost.

Told in hindsight, and through illuminating conversations with Chika herself, this is Albom at his most poignant and vulnerable. Finding Chika is a celebration of a girl, her adoptive guardians, and the incredible bond they formed―a devastatingly beautiful portrait of what it means to be a family, regardless of how it is made.

 

Date

Dec 04, 2019

Time

7:00 pm

Cost

Free

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