September 24, 2012 Invisible Threads ~ Guest: Laura Schroff

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Today's guest is Laura Schroff, author of the New York Times bestseller An Invisible Thread. This book is the story of an 11 year old pan handler and a busy sales executive, how they met and what ensued. That story is Laura's, she was the busy executive. Today she'll share a bit of her story and we'll be delving into the ways which that moment changed her life and her beliefs.

The title of Laura's book is the inspiration for today's show - Invisible Threads. Besides talking to Laura, we'll look at the threads of happiness, one surprising cause of happiness and a few ways to capitalize on that. Then, in Christmas Corner, we'll talk about invisible threads in our crafts and in our holiday giving.

     

Laura Schroff, New York Times bestselling author of An Invisible Thread, explores the role of destiny in our lives and the invisible threads that connect us all. Laura's book brings to life the inspiring true story of an 11-year-old panhandler, a busy sales executive, and their unlikely meeting with destiny in 1986. Since the launch in November 2011, An Invisible Thread has been on the New York Times bestseller list for a total of 15 weeks and is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including a Christopher Award, DreamCatcher Award, and the Local Hometown Hero Award presented by New York Congressman Steve Israel. 

Laura is a former advertising executive who has worked with several major media companies, including Time Inc. and Condé Nast. Born and raised on Long Island, 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. Laura has also been the New York Ad Manager at Ms. magazine and Associate Publisher at Brides. Laura loves spending time at her condo on Long Island and visiting with her family in New York and Florida. She lives in New York City with her feisty poodles, Coco and Emma.

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