We have an excellent "Monday Report" feature up on the ULA's www.literaryrevolution.com fan site this week. Joe Sheltraw examines Fraud of Frauds Mitch Albom.
1.) Mitch Albom has always been a fake. He's best known in Detroit for having been one of the first to cross the picket line during that city's infamous 1995 newspaper strike. He didn't think twice about selling out his co-workers.
2.) His plagiarism problems came about not simply because of his total lack of scruples, but because he's so busy working his various newspaper, radio, and TV assignments that he needs to take shortcuts. (It's not as if he needs the money-- he's richer than Midas because of all the suckers who bought the Tuesdays with Morrie book.) Mitch in fact does the OPPOSITE of what Morrie advised. It's as if Mitch didn't hear a word the man said. Which further illustrates what a phony Albom is and always has been. For the opportunist, dying Morrie was just there to be used, Mitch thinking, "Hey, this would make a great book!"