****Read book first to avoid spoilers ... quotes are for recollection of the stories in the future****
“I don’t need to be protected. I want to be trusted.”
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You’re a mother, too. And a troubled man’s wife.
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I was all ready for forty. I’d prepared for it since thirty-nine. Forty-one blindsided me. When I blew out the candles last Tuesday, it struck me that time was speeding up, like a recorded tape whirling faster as it approaches its end. Before I know it, I’ll be fifty, with hair growing out of my ears. Sixty next, getting around with a walker. Then my threescore and ten, and then death.
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“Look at it this way, old-timer: Would you really want to relive your twenties, have to learn that crap all over again?” His seize-the-day attitude is contagious.

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“Guys? It’s Ray. LeBron couldn’t make it.”

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“Anything can happen in forty-eight hours.” “So can nothing…”
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“Their kids are teenagers. You can’t pry them away from their cells with a crowbar.”

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