Win the book that inspired the movie: Same Kind of Different as Me


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Would you like to read the book that inspired the movie Same Kind of Different as Me? This film, opening Friday, October 20 in theaters nationwide, is based on a true story! This is powerful film for Catholic audiences, specifically highlighting the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, human dignity and family life. A number of prominent Catholics, including Archbishop Charles Chaput, Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Sister Rose Pacatte, have endorsed the movie.

Teresa Tomeo, author and host of two Catholic talk shows, notes, “Same Kind of Different as Me reminds us that regardless of where we come from, the color of our skin, or our state in life, we are all wounded. Deep down there is a longing that needs to be met by a sincere smile, an outstretched hand, and most importantly the love of God. That’s why this film has the potential to foster major healing at a time when our country needs it most.”

What’s the story about?

A dangerous, homeless drifter who grew up picking cotton in virtual slavery. An upscale art dealer accustomed to the world of Armani and Chanel. A gusty woman with a stubborn dream. A story so incredible, no novelist would dare dream it.

It begins outside a burning plantation hut in Louisiana … and an East Texas honky-tonk … and, without a doubt, in the heart of God. It unfolds in a Hollywood hacienda … an upscale New York Gallery … a downtown dumpster … a Texas ranch. Gritty with pain and betrayal and brutality, it also shines with an unexpected, life-changing love.

Same Kind Of Different As Me spent more than three years on the New York Times bestsellers’ list.


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Enter below to win a copy of Same Kind of Different as Me! 5 winners in the USA will receive a copy of this book. Contest ends Monday, October 23 at 11:59 PM. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to claim the prize. If prize is unclaimed, an alternate winner will be chosen.

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Barb Szyszkiewicz is a wife, mom of 3 young adults, and a Secular Franciscan. She is editor at Barb enjoys writing, cooking, and reading, and is a music minister at her parish and an avid Notre Dame football and basketball fan. Find her blog at FranciscanMom and her family’s favorite recipes with nutrition information for diabetics at Cook and Count.


  1. Always like to read the book then see the movie. Hoping there’s not too many differences between the two like some book & movie pairs.

  2. Tammy Cordery on

    I think I would like to read the book then see the movie because sometimes the book is better then the movie or they change a few things from the book.

  3. I prefer to read the book first. The movie tends to cut important parts of the book out or change the original writing.

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