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

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

byLaura Schroff, Alex Tresniowski, Valerie Salembier

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An Invisible Thread tells of the life-long friendship between a busy sales executive and a disadvantaged young boy, and how both of their lives were changed by what began as one small gesture of kindness.

When Laura Schroff brushed by a young panhandler on a New York City corner one rainy afternoon, something made her stop and turn back. She took the boy to lunch at the McDonald’s across the street that day. And she continued to go back, again and again for the next four years until both their lives had changed dramatically. Nearly thirty years later, that young boy, Maurice, is married and has his own family. Now he works to change the lives of disadvantaged kids, just like the boy he used to be.
     An Invisible Thread is the true story of the bond between a harried sales executive and an eleven-year-old boy who seemed destined for a life of poverty. It is the heartwarming story of a friendship that has spanned three decades and brought meaning to an over-scheduled professional and hope to a hungry and desperate boy living on the streets.
Title:An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 1, 2011Publisher:Howard BooksLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hope Give Hope Two parallel lives become intertwined after a happenstance, and it forever changes both of them! A truly heartwarming story that is not to be missed.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it A great story about two vastly different people forming an unlikely friendship. The relationship between Laura and Maurice is symbiotic and each of them end up learning so much from one another. In a way, the day they met, both their lives were saved. I would definitely recommend this heartwarming read to anyone and everyone.
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not a masterpiece but kindness matters There was more to this book than I anticipated when I picked it up. I imagined something like a Chicken Soup for the Soul type story. This isn't a literary classic but the story has some real value. I think what really matters is that on a human level, despite our varying life circumstances, we experience the same emotions and struggles. Some reviews have criticized her personal story but I think it was very relevant, especially her relationship with her parents. I was surprised when she told the part about them all as children in the car with her raging father behind the wheel. I know a similar story from my mother's family, one from my own family and my son could tell one about his father. There are common threads for all of us. Any act of kindness and nurturing, even when it cannot be sustained, strengthens resilience in children. Studies show that. Some spark of hope can be enough to motivate them and remind them that someone cared.
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from an invisible thread I really enjoyed it, nice to read a true story with such a good message. There were some good messages to learn from all the happenings and how Maurice did not fall into the problems of his family.
Date published: 2015-04-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from broken thread Could not believe that an author could write about such a poignant subject and manage to make it completely unbelievable and boring. This author managed to do both. Sometimes good deeds should be left private.
Date published: 2015-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Read! I couldn't put this book down! So heart warming, yet so tragic. Will recommend!!!
Date published: 2014-10-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The invisible thread Quick read Great inspiring story
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from The invisible thread This was a very heart warming story, especially since it is based on fact. How many of us walk by nameless faces and take no pass of them. Ever wonder what might happen if you actually took the time to stop and give that person a few moments. Read this book and find out!!!
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Story- so glad it is true! A truly remarkable story. An inspiring story that makes you realize the importance of acceptance and unconditional love. It shows the strength of character in both Maurice and Laurie. Allowing each other into their lives took courage and trust in the human spirit.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Retired Absolutely wonderful book!
Date published: 2013-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dr A truly remarkable and uplifting story of humanity. One person Can make a difference in the world. Wonderful and inspiring reading.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Life-Long Friendship! What would happen if you had an invisible Thread? Maybe you already have something like this and don’t even know it. An unlikely meeting one day that’s lasted for years and years. That’s the case of this book. Two unlikely people from different worlds that it seems like ,that create a friendship when they weren’t even expecting it. We’ve all had friendships before, but have we had true friendships? The kind that each of you will be there through thick and thin and can talk about anything and the other person will be there? Sure, there’s always rough patches, we aren’t perfect. But True friends work things out, and whatever the circumstances may be, they stay friends whatever happens. When I finished this book, I was truly captivated. This book seems like it has a lot of things in it things that we go through in our daily lives – frustrations, problems, you name it. This book has made me realized that things I might turn away from looking at, maybe I should turn away. Because you never know what may happen. It moved me to tears. I just want to reexamine my life now and maybe change the way I do somethings. This is One book that I think Everyone needs to read. And when I say everyone, I mean everyone. With more added. This Books was provided by Howard Books for Review purposes.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting and inspiring. Two lives come together, friends bonded through adversity.
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