We caught up with bestselling author Albom by phone from Detroit a day after he arrived home from a European tour for his most recent book, The Time Keeper. Along with being a celebrated sports journalist, Albom, widely known for his books Tuesdays With Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven, is also a songwriter. In 1992, he wrote Hit Somebody (The Hockey Song), which was recorded by the late Warren Zevon and included David Letterman singing backup vocals.
What's on your nightstand?
The Girl on Paper by Guillaume Musso. I met the author while I was in France. He introduced himself to me and gave me the book. It's a romance.
Do you recommend it?
It's good. It's set in America. It's about an author, a novelist, who hits a rough patch, and when he is about to hit rock bottom, he encounters a girl from a novel he was working on. She actually is a character from his book. Evidently, during the print run of the book, she sort of fell out of the book and she's alive. It looks like she will help heal his trouble.
Piper Castillo, Times staff writer, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.