The Best of Me Essay

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Begin Reading Table of Contents Copyright Page For Scott Schwimer A wonderful friend Acknowledgments Some novels are more challenging to write than others, and The Best of Me falls into that category. The Best of Me was difficult to write—I won’t bore you with those reasons—and without the support of the following people, I’d probably still be working on it. So, without further ado, I want to offer my thanks. For Cathy, my wife: When we first met, it was love At First Sight, and nothing has changed in all the years we’ve been together. You’re the best, and I always consider myself lucky to call you my wife. For Miles, Ryan, Landon, Lexie, and Savannah: You add joy to my life and I’m proud of all of you. As my children, you are, and always will be, The Best of Me. For Theresa Park, my agent: After finishing the first draft of the novel, I came to A Bend in the Road, and you deserve my gratitude not only for your efforts to help me improve the novel, but for your patience as I tried to work through it. I’m fortunate to have you as an agent. Thank you. For Jamie Raab, my editor: The Rescue you performed on this novel was, as always, amazing, and your suggestions “spot-on.” You’re not only a fabulous editor, but a wonderful person. Thank you. For Howie Sanders and Keya Khayatian, my film agents: I’m a True Believer when it comes to the idea that honor, intelligence, and passion are the bedrock of any good working relationship. Both of you exemplify these attributes—always—and I’m thankful for everything you’ve done. I’m fortunate to work with you. For Denise DiNovi: The producer of Message in a Bottle—and other film adaptations of mine, of course—you’ve become more than just someone with whom I work. You’ve become my friend, and my life is better for it. Thank you so much, for everything. For Marty Bowen: You did a wonderful job as the

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