"This happened on December 30 2003. That may seem a while ago but it won't when it happens to you. And it will happen to you. The details will be different, but it will happen to you.
That's what I'm here to tell you.
You see me on this stage, you sit next to me on a plane, you run into me at dinner, you know what happened to me. You don't want to think it could happen to you."
'The Year of Magical Thinking' - winner of National Book Award, 2005.