On Saturday, November 3 Mitch Albom will appear on stage at Milliken Auditorium for an evening of enlightenment, conversation and laughter to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan through the celebration of his new novel, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven, the long-awaited sequel to his bestseller, The Five People You Meet in Heaven.
The world fell in love with Eddie, a grizzled veteran-turned-amusement-park-mechanic who died saving the life of a young girl named Annie. Eddie, who felt his life was meaningless, journeyed to heaven and encountered five people from his time on earth who showed him every life matters, and we touch each other in countless, unimaginable ways. Now, in the sequel, Albom reveals what happened to Annie—how her world changed after the accident and what awaits her in heaven when she reunites with the man who saved her.
“Over the years, more than any book I’ve written, readers have asked me, ‘What happened next to Eddie and Annie?’” Albom says. “Although I’ve never done a sequel before, I felt there was a natural story about Eddie going from meeting five people to being one of five for somebody else. And exploring how a girl lives once she’s saved from death was very appealing material. So I dove in, and I was surprised where it took me.”
Poignant and beautiful, filled with unexpected twists, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven reminds us that our mistakes are not always what they seem, and every ending is also a beginning—we only need to open our eyes to see it.
Tickets for the event can be purchased at MyNorthTickets.com for $50 and include a copy of the book. Albom will allow time for a Q&A after his presentation, photo opportunities and a book signing following the event. This is a great time to purchase extra copies of The Next Person You Meet in Heaven and have them signed for holiday gifts.
100% of the proceeds from the evening will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan to provide adult mentors to at-risk children.