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.
Unforgettable: A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime
by Scott Simon
"Mother called: 'I can't talk. I'm surrounded by handsome men.' Emergency surgery. If you can hold a thought for her now..."
Sorry, I know this is more than one sentence, but Scott Simon starts each chapter (and ends most of them also) with a tweet that he wrote while sitting beside his mother's hospital bed in her final days. She never lost her sense of humor.