Same Kind of Different as Me (Movie Edition)
A dangerous, homeless drifter who grew up picking cotton in virtual slavery. An upscale art dealer accustomed to the world of Armani and Chanel. A gutsy woman with a stubborn dream. A story so incredible no novelist...
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A dangerous, homeless drifter who grew up picking cotton in virtual slavery.
An upscale art dealer accustomed to the world of Armani and Chanel.
A gutsy woman with a stubborn dream.
A story so incredible no novelist would dare dream it.
It begins outside a burning plantation hut in Louisiana...and an East Texas honky-tonk ...and, without a doubt, in the heart of God. It unfolds in a Hollywood hacienda ...an upscale New York gallery ...a downtown dumpster...a Texas ranch. Gritty with pain and betrayal and brutality, it also shines with an unexpected, life-changing love. This incredible retelling now includes an interview with the authors and a reader's guide that is perfect for individual or group study.
"The most inspirational and emotionally gripping story of faith, fortitude, and friendship I have ever read. A powerful example of the healing, restorative power of forgiveness and the transformational, life changing power of unconditional love."
- Mark Clayman, Executive Producer for the Academy Award-nominated The Pursuit of Happyness
"Denver Moore and Ron Hall's story is one that moved me to tears. The friendship that forms between these two men at a time when both were in great need is an inspiration to all of us to be more compassionate to everyone we come in contact with. This is truly a wonderful book!"
- Mrs. Barbara Bush
Lynn Vincent is the New York Times bestselling writer of Same Kind of Different as Me, the story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy white art dealer and a homeless African-American man; and Going Rogue: An American Life, the memoir of former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
The author or coauthor of nine books, Vincent worked for eleven years as senior writer, then features editor, at the national news biweekly WORLD Magazine where she covered politics, culture, and current events. A U.S. Navy veteran, Lynn is also a lecturer in writing at the World Journalism Institute and at The King's College in New York City. She lives in San Diego, California.
Nicholas Tomalin was literary editor for the "New Stateman" and a featured columnist for the "Daily Express," the "Sunday Times," and the "Evening Standard" of London. He was nominated Reporter of the Year for his coverage of the war in Vietnam. ýRon Hall is a leading British journalist. He was cofounder of the "Sunday Times"' (London) "Insight," where he was editor from 1964 - 66, and he became joint managing editor of the "Sunday Times" in 1969. ýJonathan Raban is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the editor of "The Oxford Book of the Sea," and author of ten critically acclaim
Denver Moore was born in rural Louisiana in January 1937. He eventually went to live on a plantation in Red River Parish with his uncle and aunt, who were share croppers. Around 1960, he hopped a freight train and began a life as a homeless drifter until 1966 when a judge sentenced him to 10 years in Angola Prison. He was released in 1976 and spent the next 22 years homeless on the streets of Fort Worth, Texas. During this time, he would occasionally ride the rails visiting cities and hobo jungles across America. He met Miss Debbie in 1998 and his life changed. He became an artist, public speaker, and volunteer for homeless causes. In 2006, was named Philanthropist of the Year by the citizens of Fort Worth for his work with homeless people at the Union Gospel Mission. He was also the co-author of Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together with Ron Hall and Lynn Vincent. He died on March 31, 2012 at the age of 75.