“The Blind Side” was one of the most heartwarming and acclaimed stories of family and friendship brought to the big screen over the last several years, but with her new NY Times Bestseller “An Invisible Thread”, Laura Schroff shares with us that in a world dominated these days with “Bad News” and “Ignorance”, there are still people who choose to break the mold.  Laura’s book and story of her friendship with Maurice Mazyck after meeting him as a child panhandler on the streets of NYC is nothing short of  remarkable, and has been featured on National TV Talk Shows and received critical acclaim.  Laura puts it perfectly by saying:

“Hi, my name is Laura Schroff, and An Invisible Thread is the story of my friend, Maurice, and me. We met on 56th street in Manhattan in 1986, when I was a 35-year-old single, successful ad sales executive, and he was an 11-year-old homeless panhandler. He asked me for spare change; I ignored him and kept walking. But something made me stop, and turn around, and go back to him, and that day I took him to lunch at McDonalds. We met the Monday after that, and the following Monday, and every Monday for the next four years, and hundreds of times after that. Today, 25 years later, we are still great friends.

An Invisible Thread  is the story of how Maurice changed my life, and I his. It is the story of how two people who needed each other somehow became unlikely friends, against all odds. It is the story of the mysterious, unseen connections that exist between people who are destined to meet—and how, if only we open our eyes and our hearts to them, these connections can be the great blessings of our lives”

It is a remarkable book that brought me to tears, and made me realize the difference we can make in eachother’s lives.  Here is what Chris Gardner, the author of “The Pursuit of Happiness”, had to say:

“An Invisible Thread – a remarkable story, told so beautifully and honestly – shows us what’s possible when we are not afraid to connect with another human being and tap into our compassion. It is a story about the power each of us has to elevate someone else’s life, and how our own life is enriched in the process.  This special book reminds us damaging cycles can be broken and not to neglect the humanity of the strangers we brush up against every day.”

 

Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down with the incredible tandem of Laura Schroff and Maurice Mazyck in NYC to talk about their wonderful story of meeting and changing eachother’s lives and how friendship can come in all shapes and sizes at any given moment.  Enjoy Kade Nation!!

Here is the incredible book trailer!