The Five People You Meet in Heaven

The Five People You Meet in Heaven is a novel by Mitch Albom that was on the New York Times Best seller list for 95 weeks.  The book focuses on the life and death of an amusement park maintenance man named Eddie.  Eddie is tragically killed on his 83rd birthday while trying to save the life of a little girl.  In heaven, Eddie encounters his connections to five people who reveal the answer to the question “Why are we here?”.  The book was dedicated to Mitch Albom’s real life uncle, Eddie Beitchman, who was similar to the character and felt that he didn’t accomplish what he should have during his lifetime.  The book is a reminder that no matter how simple our actions are, they can have a significant impact on another person’s life.


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