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The Mountain Life - An Invisible Thread - Laura Schroff


Our guest is New York Times bestselling author Laura Schroff. Schroff was an advertising executive who was walking down a busy sidewalk in Manhattan one day when a young boy, panhandling on the street corner, asked her for money, saying he was hungry. She quickly passed him by, but a handful of steps later, something made her turn around. She ended up not handing him money, but taking 11-year old Maurice out to a real meal and that was the beginning of a life long relationship. Maurice is now in his 40’s. Since then Laura has written extensively about the power of kindness and human connections - the catalyst was this pivotal moment in her life. We discuss An Invisible Thread, this time published as an adaptation for young adults.