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Mitch Albom: Learning About Your Passion Later In Life Is Okay

12/17/2015 10:49 EST | Updated 12/21/2015 01:59 EST

Mitch Albom is a successful writer who has sold millions of books — but he didn't always want to be a writer.

Growing up, Albom dreamed of being a musician and even had a bit of success when he wrote the song "Cookin For Two," which was nominated for the CableACE award in 1992.

Albom would support himself by playing music in the evenings, but one afternoon he decided to volunteer at Queens Tribune, a weekly newspaper in Flushing, New York. It was then that he realized he had a talent for writing.

Mitch Albom sat down with HuffPost Canada studios to talk about his new book - "The Magic Strings Of Frankie Presto" - and why finding your passion later in life can be a good thing.

Watch the full interview in the video above.

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