“My soul was a burden, bruised and bleeding. It was tired of the man who carried it, but I found no place to set it down to rest. Neither the charm of the countryside nor the sweet scents of a garden could soothe it. It found no peace in song or laugher, none in the company of friends at table or in the pleasures of love, none even in books or poetry... Where could my heart find refuge from itself? Where could I go, yet leave myself behind?”
A dark blue book cover. "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" covers the top half and "Author of the international bestseller: 'Tuesdays With Morrie'" is across the bottom. Both are in white text. In the middle is a white Ferris wheel sitting on a red banner reading "Mitch Albom".