Thursday, August 21, 2008

Book Review: Same Kind of Different as Me

Same Kind of Different as Me
by Ron Hall and Denver Moore

This is a true story about two different men and their friendship. One is an international art dealer. The other is homeless after growing up basically as a slave. They are brought together by one man's wife. And though the major story is the men, the woman and her incredible courage and determination are a common theme throughout.

Though maybe a bit too evangelical at times, this book is a phenomenal story that brought not just me to tears but several people I know. I stupidly was reading the saddest part at work over my lunch break and was sobbing at my desk. It touches the heart. Definitely made me think about how first impressions can often be misleading and that given a chance people can surprise you by delivering when you might not expect them to.

This is a very quick read. It only took me 4 days because I was reading it during a work week. Even if you're not a big fan of non-fiction (like myself), you will like this book.

Next month: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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