APB Speaker Wes Moore's NYT Bestseller is Stephen Curry’s First Book Club Read
12 Dec 2020
CEO of The Robin Hood Foundation, APB speaker Wes Moore is a bestselling author, combat veteran, and social entrepreneur. His first book, The Other Wes Moore, a New York Times bestseller, captured the nation’s attention as it examined the difference between success and failure in our communities and in ourselves. That story has been optioned by executive producer Oprah Winfrey and HBO to be made into a movie. Most recently, the book was picked by NBA all-star Stephen Curry as the first for his new book club. "It's just a wild story of two different paths starting from pretty much the same spot." Curry said.
The story is about two Baltimore boys named Wes Moore who were born in the same neighborhood less than a year apart. One grows up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran and White House Fellow. The other becomes a convicted murderer serving a life sentence. In his talks, Moore gives a firsthand account of a life journey empowered by the strength of his family, educational opportunities and a community network. He also explores the power of personal responsibility and the role that it played in making positive choices.