An Invisible Thread - Laura Schroff

An Invisible Thread

By Laura Schroff

  • Release Date: 2011-11-01
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 1,391 Ratings


This 10th anniversary edition of the beloved #1 New York Times bestseller includes a new introduction and afterword by the author. Chronicling the lifelong friendship between a busy sales executive and a disadvantaged young boy that began with one small gesture of kindness, this is a “ray of hope for a better future, as well as an assurance that love is a stronger force than injustice and inequality” (Sybrina Fulton, mother of Travyon Martin and coauthor of Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin).

Stopping was never part of the plan...

She was a successful ad sales rep in Manhattan. He was a homeless, eleven-year-old panhandler on the street. He asked for spare change; she kept walking. But then something stopped her in her tracks, and she went back. And she continued to go back, again and again. They met up nearly every week for years and built an unexpected, life-changing friendship that has today spanned almost three decades.

Whatever made me notice him on that street corner so many years ago is clearly something that cannot be extinguished, no matter how relentless the forces aligned against it. Some may call it spirit. Some may call it heart. It drew me to him, as if we were bound by some invisible, unbreakable thread. And whatever it is, it binds us still.​

Now with new material that brings the life-changing story up to date for its tenth anniversary, An Invisible Thread is “a book capable of restoring our faith in each other and in the very idea that maybe everything is going to be okay after all” (Catherine Ryan Hyde, author of Pay It Forward).


  • Warms the heart

    By D. Lampert
    Enjoyed every page! So well written and truly eye opening. Thank you both for sharing your story!
  • Outstanding

    By SM from TX
    Such a wonderful read!
  • Amazing

    By Ajclex123
    This book is incredible! It’s incredibly moving to see how although someone may seem different your worlds are more parallel than you could’ve even imagined. I read this book in 3 days and I hope everyone gets a chance to read it. This story is one that will stick with me forever.
  • An Invisible Thread

    By Ladygirl864
    Great book, warms the heart!
  • An Invisible Thread

    By C.T. Higgins
    One of the most moving stories I have ever read. I could not put this book down. Thank God for those people who don’t just keep walking past and who care enough to make a difference in the lives of others.
  • The Indivisible Thread

    By momma annie
    This was a wonderful book. I felt I was with the writer along with her on story of her life day by day. I do believe that we are destined by the Lord or The Greater Spirit to meet certain person in our Life Time! It has happened to Me in My Life... An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place and circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle. But it will never break. Ancient Chinese Proverb Phyllis Anne Trulock Thank You, Laura Schroff & Maurice
  • An Invisible Thread

    By Suecat102
    A beautiful story of love, compassion, and humanity. I couldn't put this book down.
  • An Invisible Tread

    By Kkofrg
    One of the best books I have read. An incredible story about being humanistic.....If we just take the time to be compassionate with others, we can make a huge difference in other people's lives.
  • Amazing book

    By Karys cook
    Touching history .. An example to be followed. This book taught me a lot. How to be strong and not give up while helping somebody. I do volunteer work In Brazil and it is not always easy to keep it in a long term basis, personal plans always come in the way and sometimes we feel discouraged, but reading Laurie history made me really confident.
  • An Invisible Thread

    By drdmr9
    What a heart touching story this turned out to be. God doesn't always give you what you want but he always gives you what you need and these two people needed each other. Loved the pictures at the end also