I AM GRATEFUL FOR so many people who helped me get this massive project done! And specifically, I’d like to acknowledge:
Lee McIntyre, for his heroic dedication to detail and accuracy, burning the midnight oil, and skipping vacations to make sure we got it right. (“Really, Lee? Are you sure they charged me an amount that equals an annual interest rate of 1,600 percent for paying my credit card off one day late?”) I knew you had my back at every turn.
To Heather Estay, for her wit, indestructible optimism, and dogged persistence to make sure concepts were clear. (“Pamela, if I don’t get it, they won’t either.”) My book therapist, you talked me down from more than a couple of ledges.
To Glenn Yeffeth, my publisher at BenBella Books, ...