Mitch Albom, whoops.

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Huk-L, Tuesday, 12 April 2005 18:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Really, though, big stinkin' deal.

Huk-L, Tuesday, 12 April 2005 18:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Albom then admitted he was a cheesy writer of crud who pimped a dead man's memories to get rich."

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 12 April 2005 18:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink


Remy (x Jeremy), Tuesday, 12 April 2005 18:08 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I experienced a great deal of schadenfreude over this because I just hate this twerpy little smarm peddler, but the controversy is kind of lame.

Leon WK (Ex Leon), Tuesday, 12 April 2005 18:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The controversy is lame (even though editing standards with this guy are obviously for shit) but he's a fuckwad so I'm not gonna leap to his defense.

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Tuesday, 12 April 2005 18:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i'm afraid i don't see what is so hateable about this young man.

tuesdays with lorrie (thats my wife), Tuesday, 12 April 2005 18:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Tony Kornheiser's been making me a little sick to my stomach on this issue: "Mitch is my friend and I'll defend him to the end." But then he had the Washington Post's sports editor on yesterday and they guy totally dismantled everything TK had to say in Albom's defense, and Mister Tony was left with "yeah... well... he's still my friend."

Curious George (1/6 Scale Model) (Rock Hardy), Tuesday, 12 April 2005 18:35 (twelve years ago) Permalink

tony kornheiser makes me sick to my stomach in general

mookieproof (mookieproof), Tuesday, 12 April 2005 18:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i don't see what is so hateable about either of those young men.

sundays wtih cory, Tuesday, 12 April 2005 18:39 (twelve years ago) Permalink

People file stories ahead of events all the time. Lots of Sunday papers are printed as early as Thursday. It's a very common practise. Albom got unlucky with his suppositions being inaccurate, but I'm sure this won't change the way things are done.

Huk-L, Tuesday, 12 April 2005 18:41 (twelve years ago) Permalink

if the paper requires him to file his stories BEFORE the events that they're supposedly about (even if this is common practice) it seems a little rich that they'd suspend him for it!

s1ocki (slutsky), Tuesday, 12 April 2005 18:52 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i wanna write "tuesdays with gorey"! would that i could

s1ocki (slutsky), Tuesday, 12 April 2005 18:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I don't know that they would have asked him to write about the game (I mean, how dare they? He's the Great Mitch Albom!), but they're certainly complicit in having greenlighted the piece. Unless he's such a pompous ass that he won't allow anyone to edit his copy (which happens).

Huk-L, Tuesday, 12 April 2005 18:57 (twelve years ago) Permalink

WHAT the HELL is your peoples PROBLEM with this guy?????

JESUSIZER., Tuesday, 12 April 2005 19:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink


earlnash, Tuesday, 12 April 2005 21:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

That's right, kids: This man actually tried NOT to be famous.

If you're in your 20s or younger, you might have studied it in English class, or maybe downloaded it to see what all the fuss was about.

Now, it's hard for the young to imagine a writer selling 60 million copies of a book and NOT wanting to do "The Catcher in the Rye, Part II" or "Catcher! The Video Game."

And hearing that he died this past week without ever giving in makes me admire him all the more. Salinger never swallowed this capitalize-on-your-fame command that Simon Cowell and YouTube have turned into an American birthright. He never even sold the movie rights to his most famous work.

On the other hand, many of us now think if you sing a song nicely, there needs to be a reality show about your life. You tell me. Who's the crazy party?

And every time I see a Paris Hilton story or an "American Idol" audition, I admire him even more.

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Andy K, Sunday, 31 January 2010 08:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

Albom is the author of 10 books, including "Tuesdays With Morrie," which spent four years atop the N.Y. Times bestsellers list and is the most successful memoir of all time. In December 1999, Oprah Winfrey produced the film version, which starred Jack Lemmon and Hank Azaria. The movie garnered four Emmy Awards, including best TV film, director, actor and supporting actor. Two of Albom’s other bestsellers, “The Five People You Meet In Heaven” and “For One More Day,” also have been turned into successful TV movies.

Andy K, Sunday, 31 January 2010 08:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

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Andy K, Sunday, 31 January 2010 08:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

How does Lane Kiffin do it? Watch Mitch's parting shot.

Andy K, Sunday, 31 January 2010 08:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

I hate that fuckin' albom, it's just noise to me.

In "Bob" There Is No East or West (WmC), Thursday, 7 October 2010 16:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Ladies and sex, so gross amirite.

I found him in a Bon Ton ad (Nicole), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 15:04 (five years ago) Permalink

Y'know, I think he's on to something here, I too feel like TV has gotten a bit more sexualized in the last 50 years

frogbs, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 15:06 (five years ago) Permalink

54-year-old 'Tuesdays With Morrie' author wants world to know that sex with him is intense, meaningful, spiritual experience, bodies intertwined into something meaningful, mysterious, beyond words.

some dude nights (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 15:08 (five years ago) Permalink

That will be his next book.

I found him in a Bon Ton ad (Nicole), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 15:10 (five years ago) Permalink

btw Mitch if you want to know when you became "out of touch" it was probably around the time you wrote that lengthy article decrying fantasy baseball that spent the whole time treating it as though it were a goddamn XBox game

frogbs, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 15:17 (five years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

I think I mentioned on the Amanda Palmer thread that he had wanted an insane amount of money just to speak for a Michigan library group, but at least that attempt at grifting didn't involve Haitian orphans.

controversial cabaret roommate (Nicole), Friday, 21 September 2012 13:33 (five years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

Andy K, Sunday, 31 January 2016 23:16 (one year ago) Permalink

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