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For One More Day

4.07 of 5 stars 4.07  ·  rating details  ·  92,665 ratings  ·  5,633 reviews
This is the story of Charley, a child of divorce who is always forced to choose between his mother and his father. He grows into a man and starts a family of his own. But one fateful weekend, he leaves his mother to secretly be with his fatherand she dies while he is gone. This haunts him for years. It unravels his own young family. It leads him to depression and drunkenne ...more
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Published September 26th 2006 by Hyperion (first published January 1st 2004)
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You may believe it or not, but after I read this book, I love both my parent more and more. I try to be a better daughter for them, and I try to understand and appreciate every little thing they've done for me. By reading this book, you will see your parent, especially your mother, as a person who has the purest love ever, and trying to give them back the same...
Oct 28, 2007 Heba rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
What a beautiful book. It shows you how every mother in Earth will do just to make her family happy and safe! I cried while reading it.. It shows you the real love the purest love you will ever know. Love without any limitation!

what an outstanding book.. Worth to read it and read it again and again!

Mitch Albom I wish you don't stop writing.
Rajat Ubhaykar
Today is a momentous day. It's my mom's birthday! Through an utter coincidence, I happened to take this book up for reading a day before my mother's birthday, temporarily oblivious to the occasion. Oh, how I love such coincidences! They are little life affirming miracles, dismissed by reason as coincidences, for what were the chances of my walking into a friend's room in a different hostel on a hot afternoon on an impulse and ending up finishing this book, unaware of the relevance of the next da ...more
Swetha Amit
There are many in this world who would do anything to get just that one chance to make amends for their past misgivings. Yet very few get this golden opportunity while the majority is saddled with that nostalgic remorse and regret.

Mitch Albom’s new edition titled “For one more day” takes one through a wistful journey which encounters a strange and enigmatic tryst with the ghost of the past. The story unfolds the main character Charley Benetto (Chick) whose life is in ruins. Being unwanted at his
I read this book when I was on a plane from London to Indonesia via Hongkong, and I cried like a baby all the way. I swear, if the people that sat on my left and right hadnt been my friends, I would've been considered a crazy girl weeping for no reason.

Reading this book made me realize how much I've taken my mum for granted. It opened my eyes and showed me how big and everlasting a mother's love can be, despite all the things that's been done to her.

Mummy, I LOVE YOU!!!!
Aug 12, 2010 indri rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to indri by: Qui
Shelves: novel-abroad, drama

"Baca deh, Squid, bukunya baguss.. bikin nangis.."

Aku nggak pernah baca bukunya Mitch Albom sebelumnya, dan ketika Qui merekomendasikan buku ini ketika jalan-jalan di RB menjelang tahun baru kemarin dengan ekspresi mengharukan.

Akhirnya setelah sekian lama dalam tumpukan to-read aku sambar juga untuk dibaca dalam perjalanan pulang. Benar apa yang dikatakannya, sepanjang perjalanan di KRL rasanya dadaku sesak dan mata berkaca-kaca.
Bagaimana Chick Benetto bertemu lagi dengan ibunya yang m
For One More Day, like all of Mitch Albom's books, attempts to be an exercise in feel-good warm fuzzies. This overly-verbose mortality tale, however, is not particularly inspiring, uplifting, or even interesting.

When the main character tries to commit suicide, he gets to spend the titular "one more day" with his deceased mother. During the visit, he reminisces about his life growing up in a broken home, the mistakes he made, and how we would do it differently if he could. Interspersed are exampl
Ryan Barton
Eh. Not sure what the big deal is with this guy. This book was...OK. I cannot say that I liked it a great deal, nor can I say I detested it. The author is a good storyteller, has a good command of structure and the craft of writing, and does not strike me as being anything less than the consummate professional. Picasso was rumoured to have the ability to draw a "perfect circle" freehand; the resulting line is not necessarily a great work of art.

I suppose the nature of the material just was not s
Jun 18, 2007 J rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sentimentalists
Reading the back cover and realizing the backdrop is suicide, I was sorely disappointed by the lack of self-face stabbings.

Again, picking up this book, I thought to myself, suicide and Mitch Albom... how could I go wrong? But I was wrong (snicker) dead wrong.

From the beginning, Albom signifies his attachment to this book. He is telling this story from notes and interviews he may have had with the main character. Why is this important? Could the book have been equally effective without him putti
Very touching book. Much of what the protagonist goes through is very close to my heart, and reading the last chapter made me teary. I'm not a parent, but I am a daughter, and reading this book has reminded me in a gentle and soothing way the sacrifices parents and caregivers make for their children.

Told in flashbacks and the chapters often around two to three pages long, the book was a quick read. Despite the content material, I didn't feel emotionally burdened by the end but instead a little
Pernahkah Anda merasa sangat merindukan dan membutuhkan seseorang yang sudah pergi dari kehidupan Anda? Lalu, Anda merasa marah pada diri sendiri karena tidak sempat mengatakan hal-hal yang seharusnya Anda katakan padanya. Anda semakin marah karena telah menyia-nyiakan begitu saja hari-hari yang pernah Anda lalui bersamanya. Apalagi Anda sadar bahwa suatu saat setiap orang akan menghadap Sang Pencipta – bisa terjadi kapan saja – tapi Anda selama ini selalu menunda mengatakan atau berbuat sesuatu ...more
Sep 03, 2008 Roos rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Syl
Shelves: novelia
Gak sengaja baca buku ini saat Eyang Kakung meninggal, sedih sih tapi lega.

Mitch Albom selalu pintar dalam membuat satu kisah hidup seseorang menjadi satu buku yang syarat pelajaran hidup. Buku ini bukan cerita hantu yang menyeramkan tetapi hantu Seorang Ibu yang sangat mencintai anaknya, saking cintanya dia menemui anaknya sekali lagi untuk menyelamatkan hidup anaknya...huhuhuhu...mengharukan.

Bercerita mengenai Charley 'Chick' Benetto dan Ibunya Pauline 'Posey' Benetto. Ayahnya yang tidak berta
Arif Zulkifli
The feels...
All those feels...

"Menyia-nyiakan waktu itu sungguh memalukan. Kita selalu berpikir kita punya terlalu banyak waktu."

Hidup begitu berharga. Aku tak memiliki seorang pun yang bisa membujukku keluar dari keputusasaan, dan itu sebuah kesalahan. Kau perlu memiliki orang di dekatmu. Kau perlu memberi mereka jalan masuk ke hatimu.

Tapi selalu ada cerita di balik semuanya. Bagaimana sebuah lukisan bisa tergantung di dinding. Bagaimana sebuah luka membekas di wajahmu. Kadang ceritanya sederhana, dan kadang keras dan mengh
Aj the Ravenous Reader
This is a beautiful and touching mother and son story that will make you reconsider how you treat your own mother.:)
A child can never choose between his/her mom and dad. In fact, a child can have both.
A child can never be complete without the love and care of his/her mother and the guidance of his/her father.

This is a one-of-a-kind novel that reminds us how precious the little time we all have and how more valuable time with our family is much more important. Cherish the moments before they're gone.

The story started with Chick Benetto's struggles with his wife and daughter about 8 years after his mother, Paul
Apr 05, 2008 Jade rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Jade by: my mom
This book will touch your heart and make you think. You should always charise everyday that you have with a loved one.
touching, boring, tragic
It was our graduation practice yesterday and we had nothing to do so I decided to borrow a book from my classmate. I immediately started reading the book when he handed it to me.

One thing I realized from this book is how a mother's love can be the purest form of love there is. I realized that no matter how you feel that you are often misunderstood by your mom, she is the person who, of all persons, can understand you no matter what happens.

I also learned about the sacrifices that they make just

I finished this book on my mother's 56th birthday, with a burst into tears,and I'm like running to her, hug her and told her that I love her. Charley's story are almost same like mine. Almost same. We had one great mom that their Principe is, what's the matter? I'm a mother. This is the books that made me wet the eyes in th train, this is the book that made me felt the purest love of mother. This is the book, that made me realize every times my mom stand up for me back then and I didn't do the s
Janie Johnson
I was not quite sure at first about this book since this was the first time Author for me. But it did not take long for the words to absorb into my mind. Made me start to rethink things that I have been struggling with.

I gotta say I was so disappointed in Charley as if I knew him. I could not understand how he could respect his Father, who ran out on him, so much more than his Mother, the one who saw to his well being, struggled and fought and worked hard so he would be taken care of, attend col
Liyana Zaher
Second chances are rare.
Regrets are awful.
Miss Ravi
دو بار این کتاب رو خوندم و هر دو بار اونقدری گریه کردم که نتونستم ادامه بدم. گاهی فکر میکنیم تنها کتابهایی احساسات ما رو برانگیخته میکنند که قسمتی از تجربههای زیستهی ما رو دوباره برامون زنده کنند، در حالی که اغلب اوقات کتابهایی احساسات ما رو تحریک میکنند که بخشی از وجودمون که تمایل به تجربهای مثل تجربههای شخصیت کتاب داره، به قلیان میافته. قسمتی از وجودمون که میخواد مثل راوی کتاب باشه اما نشده و نتونسته که بشه. نتونسته توی اون موقعیت قرار بگیره.

عشق مادرانه شاید یه موضوع کلیشهای باشه اما تصویر کر
Jul 06, 2010 jzhunagev rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: To those who knows that family matters
Recommended to jzhunagev by: the "Voice"
Of Chances We Miss and a Mother’s Undying Love
(A Book Review of For One More Day by Mitch Albom)

Charley “Chick” Benetto is ready to give up everything up after hitting rock bottom in his life and decides to commit suicide. On the day he sets out to jump off a water tower and fail at the attempt, he goes home and finds his deceased mom waiting for him. He spends time with her, treating her in a way he never did when she was alive, only to learn that she is going to stay with him for just a day.
Apa rasanya saat hidupmu begitu berantakan, keluargamu meninggalkanmu, anakmu malu mengakuimu dan kamu tidak punya apapun selain minuman keras? Itulah yang terjadi pada Charley Benetto.

Saat kanak, Charley ditanya oleh sang ayah, "Anak mama atau anak papa, tapi tidak bisa keduanya." Dan Charley memilih "anak papa". Ini membuat Charley selalu berusaha memenuhi harapan-harapan yang ayahnya tuntut dari dirinya. Ia berusaha menyenangkan sang ayah dan mengabaikan ibunya.
Namun ketika ia beranjak rema
Jennifer Wardrip
Mitch Albom is an author who has a lot to live up to. After such great hits as TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE and THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVNE, I opened my copy of FOR ONE MORE DAY wondering if he'd be able to pull off another winner. The answer, wholeheartedly, is yes.

Albom pays tribute to mothers with the story of Charley "Chick" Benetto, who remembers clearly the words his father told him as a young boy: "You can be a mama's boy or a daddy's boy. But you can't be both."

For most of his life, Chi
Un libro que si tuviese que resumirlo, sería algo así como: una historia real, como la vida misma..
Y de éso se trata, pues en él el autor nos cuenta la vida -real- de Charles ' chick' Benetto, un hombre destrozado al fracasar como padre y marido y sentir, sobretodo después de muchos años, que ha fallado a su madre. Es entonces cuando ve en su suicidio la única salvación posible para descansar de todo....y ahí,entre el umbral de la vida y la muerte, que se reencuentra con el fantasma de ella y pa
Another heart-breaking story by Mitch Albom. I'm starting to love his books. It is truly inspiring and it makes me feel guilty.

I remember the times that my mom stood up for me, and the time I did not stood up for my mom. this book really makes me guilty. It made me cry.. Because of this book, I want to correct my mistakes and say sorry to the things that I've done to my mom or my dad.

I recommend this book to everyone, It is inspiring and it will make you realize something and It's one book that
Had low expectations because The Five People. . . was "ickier" than other items in our garbage can. So why did I also have high hopes?

Confession: Tuesdays. . . and, well, life. For One More Day came to me, or I came to it -- at the right time in my life. I wanted reading it to be worth my time. And it was. Appreciated the material AND the arrangement of the material.
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I love Tuesdays with Morrie by the same author. I have also read The Five People You Meet in Heaven but can't remember what I thought of it, it's been too long.

Well, going by the blurb, I thought I needed this book right now. To spend a day with a loved one you have lost, such an interesting premise. But even though this book didn't handle the subject as I thought it would, it did make for a good read nevertheless.

It has been a while since I have become more

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Mitchell David Albom is an author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster and musician. His books have collectively sold over 35 million copies worldwide; have been published in forty-one territories and in forty-two languages around the world; and have been made into Emmy Award-winning and critically-acclaimed television movies.
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“When someone is in your heart, they're never truly gone. They can come back to you, even at unlikely times.” 2391 likes
“Have you ever lost someone you love and wanted one more conversation, one more chance to make up for the time when you thought they would be here forever? If so, then you know you can go your whole life collecting days, and none will outweigh the one you wish you had back.” 2311 likes
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