For One More Day

By Mitch Albom For One More Day

For One More Day

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For One More Day

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This is the story of Charley, a divorce child who is constantly forced to choose between his mother and father. He grows into a man, and begins his own family. But one fateful weekend, he leaves his mum to be with his father secretly--and she dies while he's gone. That has haunted him for years. It ... unravels a young family its own. It brings him into depression and into drunkenness. He decides to take his life, one night. But somewhere between this world and the next, in their hometown, he meets his mother again and gets to spend one last day with her--the day he missed and always wished he had. He asks the questions that many of us long for, the questions that we never ask while our parents are alive. At the end of this magical day, Charley discovers how little he really knew about his mother, the secret of how his love saved his family, and how deeply he wants to save his own second chance.

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  • PUBLISHED BY

    Hyperion

  • PUBLISHED ON

    Sep 26, 2006

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    Kindle Edition

  • LANGUAGE

    English

  • NO. OF PAGES

    208

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Quotes from For One More Day

In college, I had a course in Latin, and one day the word "divorce" came up. I always figured it came from some root that meant "divide." In truth, it comes from "divertere," which means "to divert."
I believe that. All divorce does is divert you, taking you away from everything you thought you knew and everything you thought you wanted and steering you into all kinds of other stuff, like discussions about your mother's girdle and whether she should marry someone else.

There is everything you know and there is everything that happens. When the two do not line up, you make a choice.

You can be a mama's boy, be a daddy's boy, but you can't be both. So you cling to the one you think you might lose.

I feel ashamed now that I tried to take my life. It is such a precious thing. I had no one to talk me out of my despair and that was a mistake. You need to keep people close. You need to give them access to your heart.

When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.

She had a bottomless well of love for me.

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In this first novel from Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven author Albom, grief-stricken Charles "Chick" Benetto goes into an alcoholic tailspin when his always-attentive mother, Pauline, dies.

Chick sides with his father because his father always says, “You can be a momma’s boy or a daddy’s boy, but you can’t be both.” When Chick’s mother dies of a massive heart attack his life crumbles.

In their gooey and restorative ''one more day'' together, Posey reveals heartrending secrets (she cleaned houses to put him through college), Chick apologizes for countless misdeeds (he skipped out early on her 79th birthday), and Albom continues his run as the most shamelessly pandering novelist...

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