Tuesday, October 17, 2006
"Friendship is all that is eternal....this thing that costs nothing, this thing priceless beyond measuring-never ends. No one can take it away from you."
Journalist and bestselling author Bob Greene recounts how he and four friends, Allen, Chuck, Dan and Jack (they called themselves ABCDJ) grew up together in Ohio, where they built a rich collection of memories to draw upon forever. As they grew up they separated, but they always stayed in contact.
When Jack is diagnosed with terminal cancer at 57, the group of devastated friends reunited and recounted their past together in order to deal with their future. As the five friends gather, we re-live their memories of the restaurant where they met hundreds of times during their adolescence, recall their favorite songs, school memories and countless other recollections of their youth together.
Whether you are lucky enough to have a relationship like these men have had, or wish you did, don't miss this book.