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

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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.#LINK<>#

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.

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Stopping was never part of the plan . . .

She was a successful ad sales rep in Manhattan. He was a homeless, eleven-year-old panhandler on the street. He asked for spare change; she kept walking. But then something stopped her in her tracks, and she went back. And she continued to go back, again and again. They met up nearly every week for years and built an unexpected, life-changing friendship that has today spanned almost three decades.

Whatever made me notice him on that street corner so many years ago is clearly something that cannot be extinguished, no matter how relentless the forces aligned against it. Some may call it spirit. Some may call it heart. It drew me to him, as if we were bound by some invisible, unbreakable thread. And whatever it is, it binds us still.

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andlt;Iandgt;An Invisible Thread andlt;/Iandgt;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.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Stopping was never part of the plan...andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; She was a successful ad sales rep in Manhattan. He was a homeless, eleven-year-old panhandler on the street. He asked for spare change; she kept walking. But then something stopped her in her tracks, and she went back. And she continued to go back, again and again. They met up nearly every week for years and built an unexpected, life-changing friendship that has today spanned almost three decades.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Whatever made me notice him on that street corner so many years ago is clearly something that cannot be extinguished, no matter how relentless the forces aligned against it. Some may call it spirit. Some may call it heart. It drew me to him, as if we were bound by some invisible, unbreakable thread. And whatever it is, it binds us still.

About the Author

Laura Schroff has worked as an advertising sales executive for some of the biggest media companies in the U.S., including Time Warner, USA TODAY, and Condand#233; Nast.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Alex Tresniowski is the top human-interest writer at People and has written several books, most notably The Vendetta, which was purchased by Universal Studios and used as a basis for the movie Public Enemies.

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KMAC, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by KMAC)
This is one of the most inspirational books I've ever read. Really made me think about how my own actions affect others positively or negatively. Great story!!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781451648973
Author:
Schroff, Laura
Publisher:
Howard Books
Author:
Tresniowski, Alex
Author:
Salembier, Valerie
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
school lunch; poverty; homelessness; homeless; drugs; alcoholic; brown paper bag; unlikely friendship; New York; Laura Schroff; No Kid Hungry; Share Our Strength; brown bag lunch; invisible thread; homeless boy; pay it forward; strangers; The Blind Side;
Subject:
school lunch; poverty; homelessness; homeless; drugs; alcoholic; brown paper bag; unlikely friendship; New York; Laura Schroff; No Kid Hungry; Share Our Strength; brown bag lunch; invisible thread; homeless boy; pay it forward; strangers; The Blind Side;
Subject:
school lunch; poverty; homelessness; homeless; drugs; alcoholic; brown paper bag; unlikely friendship; New York; Laura Schroff; No Kid Hungry; Share Our Strength; brown bag lunch; invisible thread; homeless boy; pay it forward; strangers; The Blind Side;
Subject:
school lunch; poverty; homelessness; homeless; drugs; alcoholic; brown paper bag; unlikely friendship; New York; Laura Schroff; No Kid Hungry; Share Our Strength; brown bag lunch; invisible thread; homeless boy; pay it forward; strangers; The Blind Side;
Subject:
school lunch; poverty; homelessness; homeless; drugs; alcoholic; brown paper bag; unlikely friendship; New York; Laura Schroff; No Kid Hungry; Share Our Strength; brown bag lunch; invisible thread; homeless boy; pay it forward; strangers; The Blind Side;
Subject:
school lunch; poverty; homelessness; homeless; drugs; alcoholic; brown paper bag; unlikely friendship; New York; Laura Schroff; No Kid Hungry; Share Our Strength; brown bag lunch; invisible thread; homeless boy; pay it forward; strangers; The Blind Side;
Subject:
school lunch; poverty; homelessness; homeless; drugs; alcoholic; brown paper bag; unlikely friendship; New York; Laura Schroff; No Kid Hungry; Share Our Strength; brown bag lunch; invisible thread; homeless boy; pay it forward; strangers; The Blind Side;
Subject:
school lunch; poverty; homelessness; homeless; drugs; alcoholic; brown paper bag; unlikely friendship; New York; Laura Schroff; No Kid Hungry; Share Our Strength; brown bag lunch; invisible thread; homeless boy; pay it forward; strangers; The Blind Side;
Subject:
school lunch; poverty; homelessness; homeless; drugs; alcoholic; brown paper bag; unlikely friendship; New York; Laura Schroff; No Kid Hungry; Share Our Strength; brown bag lunch; invisible thread; homeless boy; pay it forward; strangers; The Blind Side;
Subject:
school lunch; poverty; homelessness; homeless; drugs; alcoholic; brown paper bag; unlikely friendship; New York; Laura Schroff; No Kid Hungry; Share Our Strength; brown bag lunch; invisible thread; homeless boy; pay it forward; strangers; The Blind Side;
Subject:
school lunch; poverty; homelessness; homeless; drugs; alcoholic; brown paper bag; unlikely friendship; New York; Laura Schroff; No Kid Hungry; Share Our Strength; brown bag lunch; invisible thread; homeless boy; pay it forward; strangers; The Blind Side;
Subject:
school lunch; poverty; homelessness; homeless; drugs; alcoholic; brown paper bag; unlikely friendship; New York; Laura Schroff; No Kid Hungry; Share Our Strength; brown bag lunch; invisible thread; homeless boy; pay it forward; strangers; The Blind Side;
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 pg b-w insert
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , Stopping was never part of the plan . . .

She was a successful ad sales rep in Manhattan. He was a homeless, eleven-year-old panhandler on the street. He asked for spare change; she kept walking. But then something stopped her in her tracks, and she went back. And she continued to go back, again and again. They met up nearly every week for years and built an unexpected, life-changing friendship that has today spanned almost three decades.

Whatever made me notice him on that street corner so many years ago is clearly something that cannot be extinguished, no matter how relentless the forces aligned against it. Some may call it spirit. Some may call it heart. It drew me to him, as if we were bound by some invisible, unbreakable thread. And whatever it is, it binds us still.

"Synopsis" by , andlt;Iandgt;An Invisible Thread andlt;/Iandgt;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.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Stopping was never part of the plan...andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; She was a successful ad sales rep in Manhattan. He was a homeless, eleven-year-old panhandler on the street. He asked for spare change; she kept walking. But then something stopped her in her tracks, and she went back. And she continued to go back, again and again. They met up nearly every week for years and built an unexpected, life-changing friendship that has today spanned almost three decades.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Whatever made me notice him on that street corner so many years ago is clearly something that cannot be extinguished, no matter how relentless the forces aligned against it. Some may call it spirit. Some may call it heart. It drew me to him, as if we were bound by some invisible, unbreakable thread. And whatever it is, it binds us still.
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