MY FIRST ACKNOWLEDGMENT has to go to my wonderful literary agent, Rita Rosenkranz, who persistently checked in on me to see how my proposal was coming along once I mentioned I had an idea for another book. Without her, this would still be a half-baked idea languishing in a paper pile on the landfill that is my desk. I can’t say enough about her thoughtful guidance and unmatched expertise in preparation of this project. I’m also forever grateful to my champion at McGraw-Hill, senior editor Donya Dickerson, one of the nicest people you could meet, in- or outside of the publishing world, whose enthusiastic support and expert coaching along the way of creating this work made this a better book.

I salute my colleagues who’ve contributed ...

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