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Unlikely Brothers: Our Story of Adventure, Loss, and Redemption Paperback – February 28, 2012
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"Read this book, and learn more about our common humanity like I did. This inspiring story will touch your heart and have you believing we are our brother's keeper all over again."—Wes Moore, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Wes Moore
"This is no ordinary memoir. It is an inspiring, important and utterly unforgettable saga. Every American should read it and any who do will be moved--moved to change and moved to act. John and Michael have opened up their innards, probing their friendship, their adventures, their disappointments and their demons so as to light a spark in all of us."—Samantha Power, Pulitzer Prize winning author of A Problem from Hell
“Unlikely Brothers is an unlikely book, two interweaving stories filled with loss, tenderness and hope. John Prendergast’s and Michael Mattocks’ journeys - together and apart - should resonate for all of us, a searching for our place in the world, a yearning for friendship and connections.”—Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here and Never a City So Real
"A fascinating account of a long-standing friendship." —Publishers Weekly
“Despite their contrasting perspectives, Prendergast and Mattocks illustrate that when it comes to the human condition, attitudes trump platitudes and actions outweigh promises.”--Booklist
"A feel-good narrative that underscores the brutal effects of poverty at home and injustice abroad."--Kirkus
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About the Author
MICHAEL MATTOCKS lived in homeless shelters as a child and began dealing drugs as a teenager. He is now a husband and father of five boys, working two jobs in order to support his family. He helps coach his sons’ football teams.
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Moving story told from contrasting views. Fast read and accurate posting for this DC reader.Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very thought provoking and informative. As a public health nurse and former Big Sister, reading this has caused me to look at some things in a different light. Read morePublished 18 months ago by barbara bronson
I loved this book. My son loved this book. My best freiend loved this book. It is so good it should be on the must read.list. Read morePublished on October 16, 2013 by dojogirl
Read for Book Club, hard to read after having read Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin which was a light woman without self esteem and romance. Read morePublished on September 28, 2013 by Nathalie Parchment