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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Invisible Thread 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 565 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We all have a story to tell. This one is a beautiful story of a child who was strugling to survive on the streets. It is also about a woman who was caring and actually did something to help the child . She didnt turn her head the other way. She could have walked past the child and not give him another thought. She was a god send for him and he was a god send for her. One person can make a difference.
vickytren More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful read I couldn't put down. very touching. cried at some parts. would recommend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great story of hope and trust! This book also shows with guidance, trust and modeling children can overcome the odds of their birth. Both Laura and Maurice are blessed to have found each other.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book proves how one small act of kindness can be a life changer. Truly heartwarming and inspirational, a book that will affect your outlook on life. I enjoyed reading every page!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a New Yorker myself, we tend to ignore the homeless with no regard of their situation. This book hit close to home and was very inspirational. The genuine relationship between Maurice and Laurie brought me to tears several times throughout the book. I seriously felt like I was right there the whole time. GREAT BOOK! Buy if you want a great read and a tear jerker
jfire More than 1 year ago
This book grabbed me from the start and kept me wanting to see how things turned out. It was written to keep your interest and makes you not want to put it down. I can honestly say I have walked by these people many times and never gave it a second thought until I was in Washington DC with my family and we were eatting lunch at Union Station and my wife had ate alittle more than half of her sandwich and she had placed her napkin over her food as she was done and a homeless lady came up and asked my wife if she was finished when she said yes she asked if she could have her left over sandwich. My wife said she had ate off it and the lady said that was fine. She took the sandwich and thanked my wife and sat a few tables down from us. This was an eye opening event in our lives and this book is also eye opening. Great and quick read at 200 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An amazing story. One act of kindness that spirals outward saving a life which then gave life to those children who will have children of their own someday. Makes you want to start helping someone in need today. I think I'll start.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book touches my heart because as a mentor myself for over 20 years i know an adult could have a profound impact on a child if the adult just opens his or her heart and let the kid in. Children who suffer are only seeking adults for guidance. This story is an easy read, you'll laugh and cry. Worth every emotion. I highly recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This made me laugh, cry, and realize that there are some people that are so selfless, its amazing. A must read!
MoseyNH More than 1 year ago
Laura Schroff's novel about her unlikely lifetime friendship with a young black boy who panhandled her in the 80's is,, above all, honest. When Laura was a successful magazine executive in NYC she impulsively offered to take a starving black boy to McDonald's. Their lifetime friendship is the stuff of this book, interwoven with Laura Schraff's memoir of her challenging childhood. I liked the Laura of the memoir a lot. She is gutsy, real and positive. As for her belief in invisible threads that connect unlikely people...I'm not buying. I often breathed a sigh of relief when risky collisions of their two worlds worked out for the best. The writing style of simple, declarative sentences wore thin by about the middle of the book. This memoir was originally a magazine article and is, in many ways, just a longer one. My advice to most is to borrow a copy or take it out of the library before deciding to spend money on this book.
Suzanne37 More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful, heartfelt message to readers. Open your hearts and take the time to see what is before you. The storyline is based on a well-to-do woman in New York who actually took a moment to talk to a bedraggled child begging for money on the street. This is an inspiring story and is a reminder to all of us to try to help people in need instead of snickering and neglecting. This is one for all to read and benefit from.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
“An Invisible Thread” is a beautiful story of friendship that kept me entranced until the last word! The unlikely relationship between Ms. Schroff and Maurice is one that I remember forever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really? Laurie allows her second husband,Michael to decide that she will not have children and she allows him to ban Maurice from HER home. But, she summons her courage to defy her husband because she WANTS A DOG! This story was heartbreaking for Maurice. Laura could have done so much more for him. I think she is cowardly. She watched her mom and get brother be beat up numerous times but never called the authorities. She gave less than 24 hours a week to an impoverished child when it fit into HER life and would not defy her selfish second husband, Michael to include Maurice in the holidays. I could not finish this book. It sickened me to read the acolates to Laura
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author may have done one act of kindness so fortunate for this young man - but I can tell you the live person is not a kind person at all. I witnessed her orchestrate to get someone fired so she could take a demotion to save her own hide. Causing someone to be unemployed in a down economy is far from giving. I hate to see her profit when she caused harm to many others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very,very good story. I loved every minute of it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The general story was ok but the actual content was a little bit thin. It felt like certain things get repeated and over dramatized to bring some sort of excitment to the book. I like thecncept and the way the little boys life turned out but there weren't nearly enough anecdotes to justify the length of the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down. Insipiring. Lovely. Positive. mmfergieqh
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This author wanted to feel good about herself, and picked helpimg a destitute child to accomplish it. Problem was she could not susstain it so she abandoned him. That was all he knew his whole life, ao he abandoned her, and, DUH, she could not figure why. Overall book was a big disappointment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did enjoy this book quite a bit. I would have found it interesting to hear more from Maurice's perspective, his recollections/point of view to correspond with hers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Teaches us all that one person can make a difference. Makes you look inside yourself and really think about what you can do to help someone, anyone, in some way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heart warming story. However, poorly written. One of the few cases where I believe that a movie would tell the story better than a book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really want to get this for my daughter but im not sure about it. Would it be okay for 13 year olds? Im trying to teach her about being nice and kind but i dont if this is the right way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. Well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I connected with this book from the start...beautiful story of trust, honesty and pure genuine love and loyalty...I cried and felt so many emotions...I will read over and over....thank u for a beautiful book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
By jujuk81 This is a great story! One person can truly make a difference! I can see this book being made into a movie!