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.


  1. Yikes, I cannot imagine what those poor people who trusted him went through.

    I had not realized G. Roth had written a book about this, so now that I know, YES I would read this one. My first experience with this author was a good one.

    Thanks for participating, Kim

  2. Wow, gets right into the situation, doesn't it?