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Unlikely Brothers

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Unlikely Brothers by John Prendergast and Michael Mattocks
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Feb 28, 2012 | ISBN 9780307464859

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“A book like Unlikely Brothers could have been a slog. It could have been gauzy and preachy. But what John and Michael have pulled off is something as unlikely as their brotherhood—a memoir wonderfully raw and vivid that manages to tell us something new about poverty and struggle and humility and hope. You’ll read this in one sitting.”—Dave Eggers, author of Zeitoun and What Is the What

“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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