The Thrill of Victory, The Agony of the Rest:
The Good, Bad and Ugly of America's
Obsession with Sports
Presented by Author, Philanthropist, and
Sports Reporter Mitch Albom
Friday, March 27, 2015, 7:30 pm
Shea Center for Performing Arts
$25.00 General Admission • There are no discounts for this program.
Mitch Albom is a bestselling author, nationally acclaimed newspaper columnist for The Detroit Free Press , host of two popular radio shows and a television commentator who regularly appears on ESPN’s Sports Reporters and ABC. His ten books include Tuesdays with Morrie ,The Five People You Meet in Heaven, For One More Day, and The Time Keeper. Albom is an inspiration around the world through his writing, philanthropy, and coverage of sports. He's founded seven charities, which service the Detroit area in family health, homeless shelters, and impoverished children and infants. As a sports reporter, Albom has been named the #1 Sports Columnist in the Nation by the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) 13 times. In June 2010 he received the APSE Red Smith Award for lifetime achievement, the biggest prize in sports journalism, and in June 2013, he was inducted into the Sportswriters Hall of Fame. During this presentation, Mitch Albom takes audiences through his 35 years of covering sports, from the biggest names in sports to the dangers of fandom. He explores the money, corruption, racial tensions, as well as the pride, thrills, and excitement of the games that have shaped our nation. Sports is a metaphor for everything you face in life, and in this talk, Albom explains why it’s something we’ll never outgrow.