Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Book Review: Same Kind of Different as Me"

Just finished reading this book this morning. I loved it! There are two main authors who each write in a very distinctive style-- one an educated, society man and the other a poor, uneducated homeless man. I love how the chapters transition back and forth between the two perspectives as we get an idea of what is happening in their lives. It is a great non-fiction book and, though it's not a children's book, it is a great example of writing from multiple perspectives.

Here's a review from Amazon:

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.

It begins outside a burning plantation hut in Louisiana . . . and an East Texas honky-tonk . . . and, without a doubt, in the heart of God. It unfolds in a Hollywood hacienda . . . an upscale New York gallery . . . a downtown dumpster . . . a Texas ranch.

Gritty with pain and betrayal and brutality, this true story also shines with an unexpected, life-changing love.

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