University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Mitch Albom

Howie Adams

Mitch Albom is an internationally renowned and best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster. His latest book is "The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto."

"Tuesdays with Morrie" is the chronicle of Mitch’s time spent with his beloved professor. As a labor of love, Mitch wrote the book to help pay Morrie’s medical bills. It spent four years on the New York Times best-seller list and is now the most successful memoir ever published.

His first novel, "The Five People You Meet in Heaven," is the most successful US hardcover first adult novel ever. In October 2006, "For One More Day" was the first book chosen by Starbucks in the newly launched Book Break Program, which also helped fight illiteracy by donating one dollar from every book sold to Jumpstart. "Have a Little Faith," was released in September 2009 and selected by as the best nonfiction book of 2009. His recent titles, "The Time Keeper" and "The First Phone Call from Heaven," both debuted at number one on the New York Times best-seller list.

Part love story, part magical mystery, "The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto" is Mitch Albom at his finest, a "Forrest Gump"-like epic about one man's journey to discover what truly matters and the power of talent to change our lives.

His books have collectively sold more than 35 million copies in 42 languages. He has founded eight charities in Detroit and operates an orphanage in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. He lives with his wife, Janine, in Michigan.

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Critically Acclaimed Author, Journalist and Philanthropist
Mitch Albom is an internationally renowned and best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, broadcaster and musician. His books have collectively sold over 35 million copies worldwide and have and have been made into Emmy Award-winning television movies.

Student Union North Ballroom (Seats 900)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union North Ballroom Gallery (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Mitch Albom
Moderator: Jonathan Rothschild
Rock Bottom Remainders - Free Concert
On Saturday, March 10, immediately following the close of the festival. The outdoor concert will be at Jefferson Field. There will be food trucks, a cash bar, and plenty of space to dance!

Rock Bottom Remainders Outdoor Concert  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Panelists: Mitch Albom, Dave Barry, Sam Barry, Gary Hirstius, Greg Iles, Mary Karr, Josh Kelly, Erasmo Paolo, Ridley Pearson, Amy Tan, Scott Turow, Alan Zweibel

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto
Fiction / Literature
Harper Paperpacks
October 2016
ISBN 9780062294432
368 pages
$15.99, INSTORE
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“Talent is a piece of God’s shadow, and under that shadow, human stories intersect. More/less

The First Phone Call from Heaven
Fiction / Literature
October 2014
ISBN 9780062294401
$15.99, INSTORE
Buy now

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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

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Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

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Stocker Foundation
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