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Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom This is not technically a book I read when I was in the properly defined age group, but looking back at this book it is probably the book that's had the most significant impact on my life, and had it been outside when I was younger would have been a book that I would have read. I read this novel after I had finished reading Tuesdays with Morie by precisely the same writer. Now I've read a great deal of novels in my life and that I can't think of one which has had a more profound effect on me than The Five People you Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom. It is the narrative of a man named Eddie who for nearly his whole life was the maintenance man at an amusement park named Ruby Pier. The story starts with the conclusion of Eddie's life on Earth and the commencement of his journey through heaven. The basic story wasn't exactly what got to me, it was the lessons Eddie learns along the way as he matches the five people he was to meet in heaven. Throughout the book we are introduced to people from his past, some he knew and a few were just a glimpse in his life. They had something that they had to teach Eddie regarding life. Each had a different lesson that Eddie needs to understand before he can move on in paradise. The first man that Eddie meets was a member of the freak show his name was Joseph Corvelzchchik, and he had been called the "blue guy" and I believe that out of all of the people Eddie meets he has the most thought provoking quotations. The blue guy died when.