The founder of nine charities in his hometown Detroit and two orphanages in Haiti, Mitch Albom is also the author of seven NYT number one bestselling books, the first being "Tuesdays with Morrie," which is credited as the best selling memoir in the world. He is also a syndicated columnist, screenwriter, broadcaster, and playwright. Mitch will speak about his current bestseller, "The Stranger in the Lifeboat." Writer James McBride praises Mitch as “a fearless explorer of the wishful and magical." "Albom allows meaning, whether his own or the reader’s, to emerge with a quiet, confident grace”, wrote Publisher’s Weekly.