Arts and Humanities Speaker Series
During an Evening with Mitch Albom, Albom spoke about his life's work, including helping to rebuild Haiti's future after a devastating earthquake in 2010. Albom has committed himself to helping orphaned children and running the Have Faith Haiti Mission.
Prior to his work in Haiti, Albom’s breakthrough book, Tuesdays with Morrie, became an international phenomenon with more than 14 million copies sold. Now in its 20th year, Tuesdays with Morrie remains one of the top selling memoirs and was adapted into an Emmy Award-winning television movie produced by Oprah Winfrey, starring Jack Lemmon and Hank Azaria.
An inspiration around the world, Albom’s books have sold more than 35 million copies and have been translated into more than 40 languages. Albom’s works have been consistently listed at the top of the New York Times best sellers list and include The First Phone Call from Heaven, Have A Little Faith, and The Five People You Meet in Heaven.
A columnist for The Detroit Free Press for more than 30 years, Albom has been named the top sports columnist in the nation by the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) 13 times. His articles have been featured in The New York Times, GQ, and Sports Illustrated. In June 2010, he received the APSE Red Smith Award for lifetime achievement, the biggest prize in sports journalism. In June 2013, he was inducted into the National Sports Media Association Hall of Fame.
Albom has founded 10 charities, including nine in the Detroit area, such as S.A.Y. Detroit, which operates a family health clinic; A Time to Help, a volunteer organization; and A Hole in the Roof Foundation, which repairs faith-based homeless shelters.
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