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

Laura Schroff (Author) Alex Tresniowski (Author)
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This inspirational New York Times bestseller chronicles the lifelong 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. "A straigh

Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Howard Books
Publish Date
August 07, 2012
Pages
238
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.44 X 0.65 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781451648973

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About the Author

Laura Schroff is a former advertising sales executive who worked for over thirty years with several major media companies and publications, including Time Inc. and People. Her book, An Invisible Thread, became an instant New York Times bestselling book and later was a #1 New York Times and international bestseller. As a keynote speaker at over 300 events for schools, charity organizations, libraries, and bookstores, Laura encourages her audience to look for their own invisible thread connections and highlights the importance of opening up their eyes and hearts to the opportunities where they can make a difference in the lives of others. She lives in Westchester, New York, with her feisty poodle, Emma.

Alex Tresniowski is a writer who lives and works in New York. He was a writer for both Time and People magazines, handling mostly human-interest stories. He is the author or coauthor of more than twenty books, including the 2005 true-crime thriller The Vendetta, which was used as a basis for the 2009 Johnny Depp movie Public Enemies.

Reviews

"This book is a game-changer . . . each chapter touches your heart. An Invisible Thread is a gift to us all. America needs this book now more than ever."--Coach Ron Tunick, national radio show host, The Business of Life
"If you have a beating heart--or if you fear you're suffering a hardening of the emotional arteries--you really ought to commit to this book at the earliest possible opportunity . . . read this book. And pass it on. And encourage the next reader to do the same."--Jesse Kornbluth "Huffington Post "
"A single moment of obedience by an ordinary person started a wonderful relationship and a better life for a poor street child. Maurice started to dream, because Laura showed him compassion and kindness. This is exactly what Jesus is asking his followers to do today in a broken world. An Invisible Thread is an example for each and every one of us, not only in South Africa but in every other country. This book can and will change the world."--Dr. Johan Smith, Pastor of Moreleta Church in Pretoria, South Africa
"I thought I knew what An Invisible Thread was going to be. I thought it would be a simple and hopeful story about a woman who saved a boy. I was wrong. It's a complex and unswervingly honest story about a woman and a boy who saved each other. By its raw honesty and lack of excess sentimentality, it is even more inspirational. This is a book capable of restoring our faith in each other and in the very idea that maybe everything is going to be okay after all."--Catherine Ryan Hyde, author of Pay It Forward and Jumpstart the World
"An Invisible Thread--a remarkable story, told so beautifully and honestly--shows us what's possible when we are not afraid to connect with another human being and tap into our compassion. It is a story about the power each of us has to elevate someone else's life and how our own life is enriched in the process. This special book reminds us that damaging cycles can be broken and not to neglect the humanity of the strangers we brush up against every day."--Chris Gardner, bestselling author of The Pursuit of Happyness and Start Where You Are
"An incredible story . . . I would encourage everyone to pick up this book."--Clayton Morris, host, Fox and Friends
"A straightforward tale of kindness and paying it forward in 1980s New York . . . For readers seeking an uplifting reminder that small gestures matter."--Kirkus Reviews
"An Invisible Thread is like The Blind Side, but instead of football, it's food. These are two people who were brought together by one simple meal, and it literally changed the course of both of their lives. This is a must-read . . . you can read it in a day because it's impossible to put down. If you read it and find it as moving as I did, pay it forward: buy a copy and give it to a friend."--Rachael Ray, host of The Rachael Ray Show
"This is one of the most touching and refreshing and inspiring stories I have read in a long time. If you had made this story up, I wouldn't have believed it, but it's true. We all need something to inspire us, and I promise you, this book will make you want to stand up and do something nice for people. What a wonderful and needed story for all of us. An Invisible Thread is fantastic."--Mike Huckabee, Former Governor of Arkansas, Host of Fox News; Huckabee Show
"According to an old Chinese proverb, there's an invisible thread that connects two people who are destined to meet and influence each other's lives. . . . As Schroff relates Maurice's story, she tells of her own father's alcoholism and abuse, and readers see how desperately these two need each other in this feel-good story about the far-reaching benefits of kindness."--Publishers Weekly