Book Review: For One More Day

2nd blog book review: For One More Day by Mitch Albom

It’s my 2nd time re-reading this book. Usually I don’t re-read books, but I found this book somewhat familiar and distant at the same time and I can’t confirm for sure I’ve read this hence I pick up this book and started reading.. It was till about chapter 3 that I realised I’ve read this book before.

I’m quite slow in book reading and I try my very best to at least finish one book per month, which means I’ll read about 12 books per year! Wow! Not bad right?

I always find it hard to read Mitch Albom as it’s emotion stirring and it usually leads to lots of reflection on my side and I’ll then fall into this pit hole and I find it really hard to climb up of it! (Not say I can’t but it’s just a little harder, that’s why I tend to move away from biography as I tend to fall into the pit hole and get all depressed about it)

I do like how the way the story starts (source: For One More Day by Mitch Albom):

THIS IS A STORY ABOUT A FAMILY and, as there isa ghost involved, you might call it a ghost story. But every family is a ghost story. The dead sit at our tables long after they have gone..

and how the story ends with the epilogue:

My married name is Maria Lang.

But before that I was Maria Benetoo.

Chick Benetto was my father.

And if my father said it, I believe it.

Well, my maternal grandma and paternal grandpa came to my mind. If I were given one more chance to go back and fixed what I did wrong before, will I take that chance? What happened if my parents passed away, will I regret for saying things I shouldn’t or for not saying things I should have? Will I regret not standing up for them when something happens to them even though I know they stood up for me countless of time especially during my lowest point in life?

From that book, I learned the power of a mother’s love. However, I do reflect on my relationship with my dad and even my brothers too.. Sometimes, we shouldn’t see things on the surface, in our perspective, but theirs too (I know it’s damn hard and even till now, I’m trying, but I really don’t want to regret in future of not standing up for them or doing anything for them when I still could)

Would definitely recommend this book and ALL others Mitch Albom books! I started his first book, Five People You Met in Heaven and till now, I still believe that whoever I met till now, even stranger, they will have a little impact or something to do in my life. 😀

Book completed: August 2016


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