Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.
Fiction Ruined My Family by Jeanne Darst
"Writers talk a lot about how tough they have it -- what with the excessive drinking and three-hour workday and philandering and constant borrowing of money from people they're so much better than."
Sadly, this describes Jeanne's father pretty much to a T, except that he never actually published anything.