Tuesday, June 7, 2011
First Chapter -- First Paragraph -- Tuesday Intros
Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea has started a fun new meme, First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros. Below is the first paragraph/chapter of the money memoir Lost and Found by Geneen Roth:
I was standing in my kitchen wondering what to have for lunch when my friend Taj called.
‘Sit down,’ she said.
I thought she was going to tell me she had just gotten the haircut from hell. I laughed and said, ‘It can’t be that bad.’
But it was. Before the phone call I ad thirty years of retirement savings in a ‘safe’ fund with a brilliant financial guru. When I put down the phone, my savings were gone and my genius financial guru, Bernie Madoff, was in handcuffs. I felt as if I had died and, for some unknown reason, was still breathing.