The Invisible Thread

I read this book in one evening.  One evening! She was a sales executive and he was a pan handler. They both lived in Manhattan just two blocks away from each which is still hard to believe.  One day she passed him on the street and he asked her for money.  Initially she passed him by after all so many people asked for money in New York City,

She started crossing the street when for some inexplicable reason she turned around and went back to talk with him.  Turns out he was hungry and she took him to McDonald’s where they ate lunch together.  From that day on they had this Invisible Thread that tied them together.

In a way, there were similarities in the way the grew up.  Although she lived on Long Island’s North Shore, she came from a very abusive environment. Outwardly she appeared to be from a lower middle class family that looked normal from the outside but it was anything but that.

Maurice for the most part lived on the streets.  Every one of his family member were on drugs except him. His father and Uncles were abusive.  His Mother was an addict in and out of jail. Life was incredibly hard and the fact that he survived was amazing.

They started having Dinner every Monday.  They became family and while Laura may have helped save Maurice’s life, he did the same for her.  It was truly an unusual friendship between two very different people and it was a great book.

Listen to Maurice in his own words.

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