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.
She Got Up Off the Couch: And Other Heroic Acts from Mooreland, Indiana by Haven Kimmel
"The couch in the den was the color of the crayon people called Flesh even though it resembled no human or animal flesh on Planet Earth, and the couch fabric was nubbled in a pattern of diamonds."
Makes sense that she'd start the book with the couch. Zippy's mother had been ensconced on the couch for all of Zippy's childhood up until now. And when she finally got up, she made sure it counted: she went to college.