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

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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By (author) Laura Schroff, By (author) Alex Tresniowski, Foreword by Valerie Salembier

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  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: Paperback | 238 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 211mm x 20mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 7 August 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1451648979
  • ISBN 13: 9781451648973
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: , black & white halftones
  • Sales rank: 39,201

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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. 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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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 Conde Nast. 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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"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