The New York Times Bestseller now made into a motion picture
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 gutsy woman
with a stubborn dream.
A story so incredible
no novelist would dare dream it.
About the Book and Paramount Movie
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.
“I’m honored to share in telling Debbie’s story and to be part of this beautiful effort to perpetuate the legacy of her work.”
—RENÉE ZELLWEGER, ACTRESS
“It’s a rare opportunity for an actor to be blessed with a role so soulful. To embodyDenver’s spirit was at once an emotional challenge and an extreme privilege,learning the story of a man who came from so little and gave so much.”
—DJIMON HOUNSOU, ACTOR
“Working with an excellent cast and crew to help tell the story of Ron’schallenging personal journey was a creative joy.”
—GREG KINNEAR, ACTOR