ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

This book shouldn’t be in your hands. If not for the steadfast belief and encouragement of Ellen Kadin, my editor at AMACOM Books, I assure you that it would never have found its way to bookshelves. Several months after I began my work on this project, my wife and I learned that a new tumor was growing in my daughter’s spine. Jordan had been fighting a rare cancer that affects the brain and central nervous system for seven years, but until we received this new news she had enjoyed a brief period of remission. I lost my concentration and stopped writing as I shifted into Daddy mode. When my deadline approached, I knew I was going to miss it. It would be the first time I didn’t meet a deadline in my writing career and I was ashamed. ...

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