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Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together
Same Kind of Different As Me A Modern-Day Slave an International Art Dealer and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together Author:Ron Hall, Denver Moore 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, with... more »out 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.« less
I almost don't want to give this book away. It is truly inspiring, an eye opener. I live in Dallas, TX - not far from Fort Worth. We see many of the conditions described in the book, but never close-up. This story has given me an entirely difference perspective, one I will not soon forget. Deborah Hall was a remarkable woman, truly one of a kind. You will fall in love with Ron, Denver and Deborah through this amazing story of trials, love and everlasting friendship.
Janet W. (janvw) reviewed Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 12
This book will touch your heart. I read the book, gave it a friend, she bought 5 and gave them to her friends, I let my sister read it she bought 5 and gave them to friends. I read all the time and this is the first book I have ever had such a response to when I loaned it to anyone...
Leslie (hugbandit7) - reviewed Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together on + 51 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 10
I wasn't sure what to expect with this book but it is a great true story of how if you just reach out a little and trust that you can forge a great friendship. It also teaches you that live is a lot more than just possessions or money.
I live close to Fort Worth where this book is set and I could place the locations
I enjoyed the book and smiled and cried throughout. Definitely a good read
one of the best book I've read in forever and one of the few nonfiction books I've thoroughly enjoyed. A story of a old black man who grew up as a sharecropper in Louisiana and escapes to Texas where he lives a life of homelessness, crime and violence combined with a rich white couple drawn to volunteer at the shelter where he lives. Reading this book gave me a lot to think about. It ran the gauntlet, covering marriage, friendship, love, and family right alongside death, injustice, and poverty. The first half of the book is the story of the past, which I found fascinating. When you get to the middle of the book the focus takes a very sudden shift into the spiritual, and that's when you better have a box of Kleenex nearby. I was astounded at the depth of spirituality spread through the last half of the book. I didn't see it coming. The idea that this is a true story is amazing to me. I was humbled to think that there can be so much love wrapped up in one person and the incredible ways God will use that person to spread love. Just go read it. It's an awesome book.
This book was chosen by a woman in the book club I belong to. I am so thankful she did. This is a wonderful story about the power of unselfish love to transform lives. You won't be seeing my copy posted here, this book is a keeper for me. It was a page-turner right from the start. Definitely a five-star book.