Mitch Albom has been a lot of things — a sports reporter, a writer and a publishing phenomenon with more than 35 million copies of his books in circulation. But Albom initially wanted to be a songwriter.
“I was a musician before I was a writer, and I had every intention of staying one,” he says. “I lived over in Europe for a while and I played music and sang. And I came over here to New York and tried to make it as a singer-songwriter.”
But, as history shows us, things didn't quite work out that way.
“I flopped,” Albom says.