The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Book review)

The Five People You Meet In Heaven tells the story of Eddie, head of the maintenance department at a well-known amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, Eddie had a terrible accident. Along with Eddie, we (readers) get to know what he discovered in his afterlife.

This novel tells that our lives don’t end by our death but it begin. Each one of us discovers the real meaning of life, it’s like an explanation of what we have faced in our lives. Second, Albom (author) says that all the events and the people in our lives are interconnected. Each soul that reaches to heaven has to meet five people in it’s afterlife from which it gets to know five lessons and secrets.

I appreciate the sentiments of this book, and the message, in fact it makes you stop and think about your own reflections on life, the little differences and the impact you can make that can leave impressions on other people whether you’re aware of it or not.

It brings up issues that we usually don’t consider important and think they don’t make much impact on our lives when they actually do. Complicated matters in relationships that are dealt with in the book with such depths and understanding is really appreciable.

This is not a book meant for only adults. I would like to recommend this book to everyone, young and old. I am sure this book is one of those life changing reads. A unique, interesting, well-written and very creative story. Also, it’s a very easy and quick read.


The world’s gone mad,
[All day] I’m in my bed,
Watching Netflix and using the phone.
Come over, and quarantine with me.
That’s all I need!

The media just reporting bullshit,
Headlines: “We’re dead”
Don’t leave home
Stay in your bed.
Life is over!

Social distancing is great
Come over, and quarantine with me
Us in bed is all I need.
The grocery stores are empty
And I’m out of cigarettes, and cheese!

I need forty bottles of whiskey
To keep myself feeling alive
You’re better warned
To stop messing around
During quarantine.

I’m laying with some pillows
Fully naked watching movies
Making some brunch,
I stocked my cigarettes
And now I’m running out.

It’s just a little fuck
This virus got us stuck
Is this really gonna happen?
Are we gonna die?
I’m not even 25!

© Shuhab Abro

Miss Me A Little!

Remember the love
Once we shared
Miss me a little
But not so long.

Take a long walk
When you are lonely
And sick at heart
Pray, because God knows.

Burry your sorrows
And do good deeds
Set your soul free
And miss me a little

You brightened up my darkest day
Your laugh was like music to hear
Your smile always warmed my heart
I will miss you a little but not so long

© Shuhab Abro