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Same Kind of Different as Me is a non-fiction autobiographical account of two unlikely friends and published in 2006. This story is about their lives from childhood almost seventy years earlier to their attendance at the 2005 presidential inauguration. Denver Moore is born in Red River Parish, Louisiana and grows up to become a poor, illiterate homeless yet intensely spiritual black man skilled at surviving alone on the street or in jail. Ron Hall is born in Haltom City, Texas and grows up to be a rich, well-educated propertied white man skilled at succeeding in the international world of fine art. Their story is told in their own words and dialect which presents a lively, interesting dialogue between a Southern black man and white Texan getting to know each other through the persistent encouragement of Ron's wife Deborah who brings them together and then dies.

Denver writes in an iconic style that reveals his candor. There is little question about what Denver means by what he says. Denver's confusion about cultural differences is clear in his innocent wondering why rich people call sushi what poor people call bait. The writing is simply put and straightforward, sensitive, lighthearted, heartbreaking and heartwarming. Suspense builds as the young Li'l Buddy watches Big Mama in her burning house trying to escape just like the grown up Denver prays Miss Debbie escapes her cancer. Their style of writing in sixty-seven short vignettes captures a mood or thought apart from distraction to create a powerful impact in its simplicity. Ron and Deborah smile and ask a lot of questions getting to know the homeless at the mission. To Denver the reason is obvious, "Why would anybody be wantin to know a homeless man's name and birthday, if they ain't the CIA?"

Chapters are grouped into nine sections based on Denver and Ron's time of life and experiences. The first two chapters through chapter seventeen introduce the childhood days and background of Denver and Ron. Later sections describe their meeting and developing friendship at the mission and then announces Deborah's cancer. When Denver drives to Denver, Colorado over the highways and into the mountains still unable to read highway signs the suspense builds until Regan announces "He's here" while Deborah prays for his safety. Miss Debbie's dying days are spread over nineteen months and thirteen chapters. When she dies and through the end of the book. Ron and Denver adapt to a new lifestyle and friendship by visiting Li'l Buddy's past in Red River Parish and plan future projects to memorialize Deborah's memory and carry forward her ministry to the homeless.

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