People Like Us
What goes through a man's head after sitting innocently on death row for twenty-three years and who has been dubbed a monster for over half his life? How does a woman cope with the idea of miraculously surviving a major catastrophe? Isn't it possible that the man with the tattooed face could be a kindergarten teacher? All too readily we judge and categorise people by their external characteristics or their way of life. Everyone does this, usually without even realising it. So why don't we listen to the stories of our fellow human beings? Oft en, we would then realise: although our stories are so different, our emotions, fears, dreams and wishes are so similar. 'People Like Us' is a book about each other and the most influential moments in their lives. It gives a few, random people and their uniqueness a voice to be heard.