Far From Heaven

Mitch Albom, who has made grown men cry--and made a bundle of moolah--with such earnest fare as The Five People You Meet in Heaven, is in publishing purgatory. In his column in the Detroit Free Press, he wrote of two ex-Michigan State basketballers cheering at their alma mater's Final Four game. Trouble is, they weren't there. Albom filed his column before the game even started. He apologized, and his paper promised an investigation. Uh-oh. What if he really spent his Wednesdays with Morrie?

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