…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 through your whole life collecting days, and none will outweigh the one you wish you had back.

What if you got it back?

Mitch Albom - For One More Day

And that is the gist of for one more day, the latest book by mitch albom who more famously wrote the five people you meet in heaven.

I know you guys come in here looking for a good food review. But once in a while I come across something else that is worth checking out too. Right now, that comes in the form of this great book.

One of my all-time favourites on my reading list is Tuesdays with morrie, also by the same author. In that one, morrie teaches mitch (and us) about life and to treat others with love and compassion. It is one of the few books that I can reread many times over without getting tired, each time gaining new insights that I haven’t before.

I believe if more people read Tuesdays with morrie, the world would be a much better and kinder place to live in. That is why I have bought several copies of it to give away to friends.

In short, I love Tuesdays with morrie. It puts me to tears every time. I certainly didn’t expect to love another book as much as this.

Until now.

for one more day is about a mother’s love for her son charley, as well as charley’s regrets. It starts off with charley attempting suicide after hitting rock bottom in his life. He heads to his childhood home to do this, and is surprised to find his mother – who’s been dead for years – apparently still living there!

They get to spend a whole day together and throughout this day, we learn more about charley’s guilt and regrets, of all the times his Mom stood up for him and all the times he let her down. Through it all, we see how pure and truly unconditional a mother’s love is, which, in the story, transcends even death itself.

After reading the opening, I was hooked. I certainly wasn’t planning on finishing the book that swiftly. But I basically cancelled all my Sunday plans to finish the book in one sitting! It’s a really powerful and moving story that gets you reflecting about the way you treat your loved ones. I was a sappy mess throughout.

for one more day is going straight to the top of the chart of my all-time favourites. I really hope you get to read it too! I think many of you would be able to relate to the story.

Update: Amazon now has the Kindle edition available for For One More Day and Tuesdays with Morrie.