Presentation on theme: "Written by: Mitch Albom"— Presentation transcript:
1Written by: Mitch Albom For one more dayWritten by: Mitch Albom
2For one more dayThis is a story about a family and, as there is a ghost involved, you might call it a ghost story.
3For one more dayBut every family is a ghost story : “The dead sit at our tables long after they have gone."
4Author:Mitch Albom is the author of the International Bestsellers the Five People You Meet in Heaven and Tuesdays with Morrie.
5AuthorHe lives in Michigan with his wife , Janine. He was America’s number one Sports Columnist and he was also a former professional musician.
6Setting:The story happened in Pepperville Beach Village. It is Chick Benetto’s hometown, the place where he has built good and bad memories with his family.
7PlotWhat would you do if you could spend one more day with a lost loved one?Would the experience allow you to fix wrongs from the past?Would it change who you are going forward?
8SummaryThis book is the story of Chick Benetto and the day that he was able to spend with his deceased mother.
9The main character—Chick Benetto Chick is a broken man.He has been drinking too much for too many years.He lost his job and his wife, he lost his daughter too.
10A heartbreaking newsWhen his daughter got married, she didn’t tell him until later because she didn't want him showing up at the wedding and making a scene.
11Suicide !This news opens Chick's eyes to the fact that he is alone and has really screwed up his life.So he decides to kill himself !
12Home comingHe decides to go back to his childhood home, Pepperville Beach Village.He wants to kill himself there.
13A day with his dead mother But when he arrives, he meets his long dead mother there and she asks him if he wants somebreakfast.
14The truth…As Chick spent the day with his mother he learned the truth of his parents’ divorce.
15A daddy’s boyHe was a daddy's boy and idolized his father, but suddenly his father left.His mother was still there, loving him and caring for him, but he didn't want her - he wanted his father.
16A daddy’s boyHe and his father shared a dream that he would one day be a great baseball player.So Chick continued playing baseball.
17A daddy’s boyThat was his only connection with his father and he knew that one day his father would come back into Chick's life.
18The truthBut Chick was so focused on baseball and his missing father that he was totally unaware of what his mother was going through,trying to raise two children on her own in a time when people didn't get divorced.
19Reconnection between mother & son When he was granted one more day with his mother, he learned of the sacrifices she made for him.He was finally able to see things from a new perspective, an adult, not a child.
20Reconnection between mother & son He was very regret.He spent his whole life trying to get his father’s acceptance, but his father regarded him as nothing more than a baseball player while his mother loved him unconditionally.
21Reconnection between mother &son It is with his mother that he begins to realize how precious life is,no matter how hard things are, they can always be fixed.
22Feelings I liked Posey, Chick’s mother very much. She is very strong and determined. When she was divorced to Len (Chick’s father), people in their hometown hated her.
23The suffering of his mother Divorce, at that time was not acceptable.The women in their village were jealous of her because she’s pretty and she did not have a husband.
24The suffering of his mother They felt that Posey was a threat to their family.Posey ignored these rejections, she tried very hard to raise her children.
25The suffering of his mother She was a nurse but she was expelled, then she became a beautician, and finally she became a cleaner.
26Mother’s love She didn’t tell her children how difficult her life was. She only focused on how to take care of her children and give them a better future.
27Theme This book talks about the mother and son relationship. Mother loves her children unconditionally.
28Self Reflection We often take our mother’s love for granted. We think that our mother should always stand by us, no matter what.
29Self ReflectionIt’s time for us to think for her. Is there any important moment we stand by her when she needs support? Is there anything we could do for her?I bet you have the answer.
30The End That’s all we want to share. Thank you. By Reading promotion team