What goes through a man‘s head after sitting innocently on death row for twenty-three years and has been dubbed a monster for over half his life? How does a woman cope with the idea of surviving a major catastrophe like a miracle? Isn‘t it possible that the man with the tattooed face could be a kindergarten teacher?
All too readily people are judged and categorised by their external characteristics. We judge them by their way of life and appearance. Everyone does this, usually without even realising it. So why don’t we listen to the stories of our fellow human beings? Often we would then realise: Although our biographies are so different, our emotions, fears, dreams and wishes are so similar. “People like us” is a book about people and the most influencing moments in their lives. We wanted to give a few people and their uniqueness a voice to be heard.