I am well known for saying that I like to surround myself with very smart people, so that I am generally considered the dumbest person in the room. I feel like this is certainly the case with this book.

To be frank, I strongly considered self-publishing. I figured that because I have a very popular Web site I could do everything on my own. In the end, I chose to go with New Riders, and it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made. The team that was assembled around this book was quite impressive, and they have made this book more solid than it would have been on its own.

Rebecca Gulick ran point for the team as the Senior Editor. Most of my day-today editing was overseen by Anne Marie Walker who always seemed to figure out what I was ...

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