Hear Author Laura Schroff at the Westport Library
Thursday, May 3, 2012, 12:00pm
Westport Public Library, McManus Room, 20 Jesup Road
“Excuse me lady, do you have any spare change? I am hungry.” This simple questionmarked the beginning of an extraordinary, unlikely friendship that ultimately transformed two lives. In Laura Schroff’s NYT bestselling book, An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny, based on her own true story, the surprising connection between her busy life as an ad executive and a hungry little boy, Maurice Mazyck, is told. The result is a complex and moving tale of how two lives were meant to converge on a Manhattan street corner one fateful day. At this event, Schroff will be joined both by Maurice Mazyck and co-author Alex Tresniowski.
"If you have a beating heart—or if you fear you’re suffering a hardening of the emotional arteries—you really ought to commit to this book at the earliest possible opportunity . . . read this book. And pass it on. And encourage the next reader to do the same.” — Jesse Kornbluth, Huffington Post
Schroff is a former advertising executive who has worked with several major media companies, including Time Inc. and Conde Nast. Laura was part of the advertising team that made USA Today a successful national newspaper. Before helping launch three of the most successful start-ups in Time Inc. history—InStyle, Teen People, and People StyleWatch—she was also the New York Division Manager at People magazine.
Tresniowski has been a senior writer for People magazine, writing numerous cover stories and focusing on human interest, crime, and sports. He is also the author of six books, including The Vendetta, a true crime story that was purchased by Universal Pictures and used as a basis for the 2009 Johnny Depp movie Public Enemies.