Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall & Denver Moore (2006)
An inspiring, emotional, enlightening, and unforgettable true story. It’s written and alternately narrated by two men from completely opposite walks of life. Hall is a wealthy art dealer who owns multiple homes and hobnobs with only the wealthiest people, and Denver Moore is a homeless man who grew up on a plantation as a modern-day slave. Not only does this relate each of their life stories, but, more importantly, it is a loving tribute to Hall’s wife, Debbie, whose unselfish and compassionate generosity helped to bring these two men together.
It opened my eyes to aspects of America that I’ve never seen: from the lowest levels of poverty and cruel racial discrimination, to the most ridiculous levels of wealth and materialism. It also teaches some great life lessons of pure charity and unselfish, non-judgmental kindness. The world would be a much better place if we all had a little bit of Debbie’s compassion and willingness to give of ourselves for others.
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