Monday, June 15, 2015

An Invisible Thread

An Invisible Thread
Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski

An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny

Genre: Memoir

Summary (from Goodreads): In the tradition of the New York Times bestseller The Blind Side, The Invisible Thread tells of the unlikely friendship between a busy executive and a disadvantaged young boy, and how both of their lives changed forever.
Review: Becky has influenced me to read memoirs, but I tend to prefer ones about normal people who do interesting things.  There is nothing particularly special about Laura Schroff; she's a woman from a working class family, who didn't go to college but managed to rise in the magazine advertising world until she became a hot-shot.  But what is special about her is that she befriended a young African American panhandler, brought him into her house, and became his family.  I love reading about ordinary people who do amazingly kind things that change someone's life, and this book delivered. 

Rating: 4 stars

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