Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros sharing the first paragraph or two, from a book I'm reading or will be reading soon.
I'll Take You There; Wally Lamb
Harper - 2016Prologue
"I turned sixty earlier this year, an age that brings deficits, of course: Creaky knees, a temporary inability to remember familiar people's names, a second colonoscopy. But there are benefits to reaching this age, too. One is wisdom, or so they tell me. Another is the senior citizen discount at Dunkin' Donuts--once you survive the shock of being asked if you're eligible, pr more shockingly, the cashier's assumption you're eligible without asking. Geezerdom's got a third perk too. Let's call it bemused appreciation for how ironic life can be. Take, for instance, adult diapers: from Pampers we came to Depends we shall return. Ironic, no? It's the same with tears. We cry easily when we're kids, not so much as grown-ups. Then, at about the time those AARP magazines start showing up uninvited in the mailbox, the lachrymal glands come alive again. Mine do, anyway. I can tear up at sappy commercials, sentimental newspaper articles, Facebook posts about some family's decision to have their dog put down. And when the TV news shows one of those surprising reunions between a soldier returning from war and his kids--or her kids--man, I lose it."
Based on this intro, would you read more or pass on this book?
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