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...
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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.
Laura Schroff is a former advertising executive who has helped launch three of the most successful start-ups in Time Inc. history--"InStyle, ""Teen People, "and "People StyleWatch". Schroff has also worked as the New York Division Manager at "People" magazine and Associate Publisher at "Brides". She lives in New York City.
Alex Tresniowski is a longtime 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". His most recent novel, "An Invisible Thread", spent eleven weeks on the "New York Times" bestseller list.