The Detroit Free-Press has completed its "investigation" of Mitch Albom, making sure he's not making any more crap up, and for now, their resolution appears to be: Hey, Mitch, keep writing books! We need the publicity. An "exhaustive" report in Monday's Free-Press analyzes Albom's methods and past stories, revealing that the wan one might be stretched too thin and a little too full of himself, but definitely no Jayson Blair. (Ironically enough, one of the Freep's quibbles with Albom involved quoting another paper without attribution in a story about Blair himself.) We can now look forward to more investigative Albom questions like, "What was that like, losing your mother?" "What would you do if you could do it all over again?" and, our favorite, "I know this is hard. Would you like a tissue?"

Albom Probe Shows No Pattern of Deception (Detroit Free-Press)