Finding Chika

Author: Mitch Albom

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 075157192X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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FROM THE MASTER STORYTELLER WHOSE BOOKS HAVE TOUCHED THE HEARTS OF OVER 40 MILLION READERS 'Mitch Albom sees the magical in the ordinary' Cecilia Ahern __________ Chika Jeune came into Mitch Albom's life by chance. Growing up in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 Haiti Earthquake, at three years old she tragically lost her mother and was brought to the orphanage run by Mitch and his wife, Janine. Chika made a quick impression. Brave and self-assured, she delighted those around her. But everything changed when Chika was diagnosed with a terminal disease that no doctor in Haiti could treat. This discovery sparked a two-year, around-the-world journey in search of a cure. As Chika's boundless optimism and humour taught Mitch the joys of caring for a child, he learned that a relationship built on love can never be lost. __________ WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT FINDING CHIKA 'A powerful, emotional story' 'If you read one book this year, make it this one!' 'A beautifully written book, heart-breaking and uplifting in equal measure' 'An amazing journey of determination and love' 'I laughed, I cried, and just couldn't put it down'

Summary of Mitch Albom's Finding Chika

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 17

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I have a daughter who died last spring. She came to visit me one morning, and I was calm. I said her name in disbelief, and she turned to me. I spoke quickly, believing this was a dream. She never left me again. #2 I ask my daughter why she is so upset. She points to the calendar, which reads April 6, 2018. Tomorrow will be one year since she left us. #3 I began writing the story of my daughter, Chika, who had died a year earlier. I wanted to stay with her while I wrote, and she agreed. I would tell her the story of us. #4 I was able to touch Chika, but she could not touch me. I was grateful for her visits, and I was hungry for every little contact.


Author: Mitch Albom

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 9780062952394

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 5128

Bestselling author Mitch Albom returns to nonfiction for the first time in more than a decade in this poignant memoir that celebrates Chika, a young Haitian orphan whose short life would forever change his heart. Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. She spent her infancy in a landscape of extreme poverty, and when her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika was brought to The Have Faith Haiti Orphanage that Albom operates in Port Au Prince. With no children of their own, the forty-plus children who live, play, and go to school at the orphanage have become family to Mitch and his wife, Janine. Chika’s arrival makes a quick impression. Brave and self-assured, even as a three-year-old, she delights the other kids and teachers. But at age five, Chika is suddenly diagnosed with something a doctor there says, “No one in Haiti can help you with.” Mitch and Janine bring Chika to Detroit, hopeful that American medical care can soon return her to her homeland. Instead, Chika becomes a permanent part of their household, and their lives, as they embark on a two-year, around-the-world journey to find a cure. As Chika’s boundless optimism and humor teach Mitch the joys of caring for a child, he learns that a relationship built on love, no matter what blows it takes, can never be lost. Told in hindsight, and through illuminating conversations with Chika herself, this is Albom at his most poignant and vulnerable. Chika is a celebration of a girl, her adoptive guardians, and the incredible bond they formed—a devastatingly beautiful portrait of what it means to be a family, regardless of how it is made.

Tuesdays with Morrie

Author: Mitch Albom

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307414094

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 8482

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A special 25th anniversary edition of the beloved book that changed millions of lives—with a new afterword by the author “A wonderful book, a story of the heart told by a writer with soul.”—Los Angeles Times Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn’t you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger? Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man’s life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final “class”: lessons in how to live. Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie’s lasting gift with the world.

A Loss of Civility & the Abduction of the Truth

Author: Brad Zervas

Publisher: LifeRich Publishing

ISBN: 1489734392

Category: Political Science

Page: 506

View: 5635

Letter after letter to President Trump, day after day, and with the weeks and months to follow over the course of an entire year, this effort represents a groundbreaking endeavor that is anchored in the belief of the American people. The author contends with often heartfelt conviction, that citizens from all walks of life and from every corner of the globe, have the capacity for forgiveness, grace, and a sense of their own history - a history juxtaposed with the politics of a nation whose interests have not always been rooted in the liberty it portends to promote. While at times a grim portrait of a year like no other, its basic premise remains the same throughout and that the founders of the United States, often flawed and imperfect, presented to its citizens a Constitution that continues to be the country's most enduring moral compass and bellwether - a bellwether into its future, a window into its past and a reminder that the present is ever fleeting.

The Stranger in the Lifeboat

Author: Mitch Albom

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751584541

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1936

THE INSTANT NO.1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The stunning new novel from the bestselling author of global phenomenon Tuesdays with Morrie 'Mitch Albom sees the magical in the ordinary' Cecelia Ahern ____________ Adrift in a raft after a terrible shipwreck, ten strangers try to survive while they wait for rescue. After three days, short on water, food and hope, they spot a man floating in the waves. They pull him on board - and the survivor claims he can save them. But should they put their trust in him? Will any of them see home again? And why did the ship really sink? The Stranger in the Lifeboat is not only a deeply moving novel about the power of love and hope in the face of danger, but also a mystery that will keep you guessing to the very end. ____________ What real readers are saying about The Stranger in the Lifeboat: 'Enthralling storytelling as always from this brilliant writer' FIVE STARS 'Just when I thought I had things figured out . . . plot twist. One that was not expected. And another and another and another. Mind. Blown . . . You just just have to read it' FIVE STARS 'Albom can always be depended on to not only write a book that is written well and entertaining, but compels the reader to look within themselves and feel something new' FIVE STARS 'A very exciting, thrilling and poignant tale of trying to survive against the odds' FIVE STARS

You Are Awesome

Author: Neil Pasricha

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1508278237

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 7452

An instant #1 international bestseller! From Neil Pasricha—New York Times, million-copy bestselling author of The Book of Awesome series and The Happiness Equation, thought leader for the next generation, and one of the most popular TED speakers in the world—comes a revelatory and inspiring book that will change the way we view failure and help us build resilience. Why is life getting harder instead of easier? How do I get back up after life knocks me down? And how do I grow stronger and live more intentionally? What happened to famines? Great Depressions? Plagues? For most of us, these are distant memories. We’re living in an era with highest-ever rates of longevity, education, and wealth. Cars drive us home as our phones entertain us before we arrive to food delivered to the front door. We have it all! But there’s just one side effect. We no longer have the tools to handle failure...or even perceived failure. When we fall, we lie on the sidewalk crying. When we spill, we splatter. When we crack, we shatter. We are turning into an army of porcelain dolls. A rude email from the boss means calling in sick. Only two likes on our post means we don’t have friends. Cell phones show us we’re never good enough. Yesterday’s butterflies are tomorrow’s panic attacks. Record numbers of students have clinical anxiety. And what about depression, loneliness, and suicide? All rising! What do we desperately need to learn? RESILIENCE. And we need to learn it fast. Read You Are Awesome to learn: —The single word that keeps your options open after failure —Why you need to have more one-night stands —What every commencement speech gets wrong —3 ways to dramatically accelerate your ability to learn and adapt —The 2-minute morning practice that helps eliminate worry —Why you need an Untouchable Day (and how to get one) And much, much more... Because the truth is, you really are awesome.

In Awe

Author: John O'Leary

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 0593135458

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 4760

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The #1 bestselling author of On Fire shows us how to recapture and harness our childlike sense of wonder in order to become more engaged, successful, and fulfilled. “Engaging . . . O’Leary encourages us to see the world through a child’s eyes.”—Mitch Albom, author of Tuesdays with Morrie There once was a time when we joyfully raised our hands to answer questions, connected easily with others, believed that anything was possible, and fearlessly jumped into new experiences. A time when we viewed each day not as something to endure, but as a marvelous gift to explore and savor—when we danced through our lives in awe of the ordinary moments and eager for the promise of tomorrow. Unfortunately, that’s far from our experience today. Instead, we feel disconnected and jaded. Social media reminds us that we don’t measure up, and the mainstream media barrages us with constant negativity. Many of us find ourselves caught in a life of dogged responsibility and mind-numbing repetition. The daily struggle to earn a living has caused us to lose the sense of wonder with which we once greeted every day. In his new book, bestselling author John O’Leary invites us to consider that it is possible to once again navigate the world as a child does. Identifying five senses children innately possess and that we’ve lost touch with as we age, O’Leary shares emotional, humorous, and inspirational stories intertwined with fascinating new research showing how each of us can reclaim our childlike joy, and why doing so will change how we interact with the world. In Awe reveals how we can regain that ability to see fresh insights, reach for new solutions, and live our best lives.

The Path of an Eagle

Author: Jay Fantom

Publisher: Post Hill Press

ISBN: 1637584938

Category: Religion

Page: 175

View: 9479

A heartfelt, emotive, and hopeful account of one man’s awe-inspiring journey to overcome the seemingly impossible—near-death experiences, abuse of all kinds, depression, anxiety, addictions, and eating disorders. It captures how he embraced the past with truth, courage, and sincerity to help others find the answers to what it really takes to overcome and lead a fulfilled and meaningful life after being knocked down. Jay Fantom invites us all to be brave and courageous as we follow him down what he calls “The Path of an Eagle.” It is where we will find hope and strength in God, as He will enable us to spread our wings and take flight—because we weren’t meant to stay on the ground. Despite the struggles attempting to keep us down, we were made for the skies…and to soar above the clouds. “Jay’s willingness to vulnerably share his truth will change you forever. When you witness someone live their truth, it gives you permission to do the same. I highly recommend this book!” —Gabby Bernstein, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Universe Has Your Back  “Jay’s stories will grip you, move you, and inspire you. The Path of an Eagle is one for the story lovers and those searching for wisdom, truth, and real connection in their lives.” —Mel Robbins, New York Times Bestselling Author of The High 5 Habit and The 5 Second Rule, World Renowned Motivational Speaker “This book is spreading such a powerful message out to the world. It’s full of useful strategies and resources to help you overcome whatever challenge you may face in your life. Definitely worth a read!” —Nick Vujicic, New York Times Bestselling Author, World-Renowned Speaker, Coach, and Entrepreneur “A must-read! The Path of an Eagle is a journey of self-discovery and one brave young man’s fight to rise above tragedy and become a light for those struggling in the darkness. Kudos to Jay for having the courage to share deeply personal, vulnerable experiences which served to help the reader to understand the struggles of a young male—which oddly, were not so different from the struggles I and so many other young women have endured.” —Tana Amen, B.S.N, R.N. New York Times Bestselling Author of The Omni Diet, The Relentless Courage of a Scared Child, and VP, Amen Clinics “Real and authentic are the two words that will burst into your mind as you read The Path of an Eagle. The stories Jarred shares about his own experiences will not only challenge you, but inspire you to become better in your own life. This is a must-read for anyone wanting to grow and reach their full potential.” —Dr. Nicole LePera, New York Times Bestselling Author of How to Do the Work “The Path of an Eagle is filled with many heartfelt and inspiring stories from Jay’s life. This book will take you down the right paths toward healing your mind and heart from the unthinkable. It’s a must-read.” —Dr. Caroline Leaf, Communication Pathologist and Neuroscientist, New York Times Bestselling Author “In The Path of an Eagle, Jay shares a real and vulnerable look at his story—and in our world full of highlight reels, it’s much needed. He offers the inspiration, encouragement, and truth that anyone who feels knocked down needs to hear. Whether or not you’re experiencing that kind of season, this book can help set you up for mental, emotional, and spiritual success.” —Dr. Will Cole, Leading Functional Medicine Expert, New York Times Bestselling Author of Intuitive Fasting

Live Like Sean

Author: TJ Nelligan

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1626347581

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 8232

When my son Sean was born with special needs, his mother and I were told he would never be “normal” and we mourned for the life we had imagined for him. We thought we would have to be his teacher and protector, more so than the typical child. However, we quickly learned that lessons can come from the most unlikely places and that our world would be changed for the better in ways we could have never envisioned. . . all because of Sean. Before he died on Father’s Day 2019, Sean taught me valuable life lessons that only became more pronounced upon his passing. He taught me how to build strong, authentic relationships. He taught me how to live in the moment. He taught me how to feel gratitude. Mostly, he taught me how to live like Sean, and these lessons are his legacy.