Books are finished by those who have zero commitments or lots of support. Since my calendar looks like a Christmas tree, I needed the help. The most important source has been the love of my life and star in my sky, Lisa. From words of encouragement to clearing my personal calendar to allow marathon writing sessions, she made this book happen.

My two wonderful boys have understood despite their youth and managed to let their dad finish something. When they get around to reading this, maybe they’ll feel some of the responsibility for it not being as good as it could have been.

My loving, tough as nails, and incredibly sharp father never let me settle for mediocre. My loving, brilliant, and endlessly sacrificial mother is the ...

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