During a strike at the Detroit Free Press in the mid-1990s, Albom crossed the picket line and returned to work.
His second book, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, was also turned into a television movie for ABC, and starred Jon Voight, Ellen Burstyn, Michael Imperioli, and Jeff Daniels.
After his experiences with Morrie Schwartz, he started a volunteer group called "A Time to Help." Each month, the group does something to improve the Detriot community, including work at homeless shelters, food banks, and orphanages.
He is part of a band called the Rock Bottom Remainders, whose members are all published authors.
He lives with his wife Janine in Michigan.
His most recent book For One More Day was published in late 2006, and is about a washed-up baseball player who gets one more day with his dead mother.
Albom is a graduate of Brandeis University and Columbia University.
The movie adaptation of Albom's book Tuesdays with Morrie was the most watched television movie of the year in 1999 and won four Emmy Awards.
Albom wrote the New York Times best-seller, The Five People You Meet in Heaven.
Albom wrote the best-selling novel Tuesdays With Morrie which was later made into an award-winning TV movie.
Mitch Albom: Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you're not really losing it. You're just passing it on to somebody else.
Mitch Albom: Sacrifice is a part of life. It's supposed to be. It's not something to regret. It's something to aspire to.
Mitch Albom: People think of heaven as a paradise garden, a place where they can float on clouds and laze in rivers and mountains. But scenery without solace is meaningless.
Mitch Albom: No story sits by itself. Sometimes stories meet at corners and sometimes they cover one another completely, like stones beneath a river.
Mitch Albom: It might seem strange to start a story with an ending. But all endings are also beginnings. We just don't know it at the time.