“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.
That’s a description of the book Same Kind of Different as Me, which I just finished reading. It’s a another must-read: a tremendously powerful story about friendship, hope, new beginnings, survival and spirituality.
Check it out for yourself.
This week I had the true privilege of reading Making Toast: A Family Story. It’s eassyist Roger Rosenblatt’s personal narrative on family life after the loss of his beloved daughter, Amy. The cover of the book includes this quote from E.L. Doctorow:
“A painfully beautiful memoir telling how grandparents are made over into parents, how people die out of order, how time goes backward. Written with such restraint to be both heartbreaking and instructive.”
Definitely Making Toast is a must-read, and that’s an understatement.