When Author and Sports Columnist Mitch Albom was asked which of his books was most meaningful to him, he answered, “Tuesdays With Morrie, because it was so accidental…” Now in its 20th year, Tuesdays with Morrie ‘s message remains as profound as it is simple: Giving is living.
Written to pay for Mitch’s former professor Morrie Schwartz’s medical expenses, Tuesdays has become an international sensation. With over 14 million copies sold and translated into over 42 languages, it has transformed millions of lives all over the world. Commemorating its 20th anniversary, Albom has added a new and final chapter because, even decades later, one never stops learning about love, sacrifice, and meaning.
Mitch’s various speaking topics range from faith and philanthropy to talent, trust, and even sports. Sharing his personal stories along with some from the many lives he has effected, Mitch continues to remind us that human connections are what matter most, and life and happiness can begin at any time.
The author of several #1 New York Times’ bestsellers, Mitch is also known for his long-running column in the Detroit Free Press and as a panelist on ESPN’s The Sports Reporters. Influenced by the many lessons of Morrie Schwartz, Albom has founded 10 charities, including nine in the Detroit area and the Have Faith Haiti Mission in Port Au Prince, which he also directs.
The most significant forces driving change in the world today – the ongoing revolution in information technology and the expanding flow of products, money, and people across borders – are destroying jobs, upending entire industries, and transforming the politics of the United States and Europe.
In this speech Michael Mandelbaum, author of the highly praised study of the political backlash against globalization, The Road to Global Prosperity, explores the future of these two disruptive forces, assesses their likely effects on the economies and the politics of the industrial democracies, and discusses the ways that individuals, firms, and countries can adapt to this hurricane of change to sustain prosperity and preserve democracy.
Johns Hopkins foreign policy specialist Michael Mandelbaum is a great explainer of global developments and trends. The New York Times called him “one of the country's leading public intellectuals,” and Foreign Policy magazine named him one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers. Dr. Mandelbaum has penned 16 books, including the bestseller That Used to Be Us, co-written with Thomas L. Friedman.
Sometimes, we just need a fresh start. Even if it seems too hard or too overwhelming; it’s never too late to hit the reset button. Few know this better than bestselling author and “Ask Amy” advice columnist Amy Dickinson, whose new memoir, Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things, is all about second chances and the fine art of starting over.
“Funny, generous, thoughtful, and wonderfully crisp,” wrote Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, “Dickinson’s memoir is one of those tales that makes you proud to be a human–with all our hopes, failures, and graces intact.”
“I make the mistakes so you don’t have to” has been Amy’s motto since she began writing her column almost 14 years ago. Since then, she has helped thousands with her keen understanding and practical advice. With a readership of over 22 million, “Ask Amy” appears in over 150 newspapers, including The Chicago Tribune and The Washington Post.
Bringing her own experiences to the podium, Amy offers down-to-earth perspective on life’s many troubles, with talks on second chances, reinvention, aging, and community. With her trademark candor, humor, and wisdom, she will empower, entertain, and inspire your audiences.Amy Dickinson is also a regular panelist on NPR’s weekly quiz show Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me.