Mitch Albom is a bestselling author, screenwriter, playwright and nationally syndicated columnist. He founded nine charities in Detroit and operates the Have Faith Haiti Mission & Orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, which he visits monthly. The author of seven #1 New York Times bestsellers, his books have collectively sold more than 40 million copies in 47 languages worldwide.
Sidney Blumenthal is the acclaimed author of A Self-Made Man and Wrestling with His Angel, the first two volumes in his five volume biography The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln. He is the former assistant and senior adviser to President Bill Clinton and senior adviser to Hillary Clinton. He has been a national staff reporter for The Washington Post and Washington editor and writer for The New Yorker. His books include the bestselling The Clinton Wars, The Rise of the Counter-Establishment and The Permanent Campaign.