What's the Greatest Gift You Can Give? Time? Money?

Your talent. Mitch Albom, author of six consecutive #1 New York Times bestsellers, including the highest-selling memoir of all time - Tuesdays with Morrie - is out with a poignant new novel, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, about the remarkable life of a Spanish war orphan whose talent as a guitarist has the ability to change lives. Weaving his fictional characters with real music icons like Tony Bennett, Wynton Marsalis, Darlene Love, Burt Bacharach, Duke Ellington, and Elvis Presley, Albom takes his readers on an epic journey through the musical landscape of the twentieth century.

In this clip, we discuss what The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto teaches us about the power of using (or abusing) our own talents.

For more of our conversation, be sure to tune in to Tavis Smiley on PBS. Check our website for your local TV listings: www.pbs.org/tavis.