Chapter 1. Overview

That which is borne of loneliness and from the heart cannot be defended against the judgment of a committee of sycophants.

—Raymond Chandler[1]

[1] Chandler, Raymond. “Writers in Hollywood.” Atlantic Monthly, November 1945.

I'll begin by touching on each of the major subjects covered in this book and give a brief overview of each chapter. This will give you a high-level view of what the book itself is about and what we'll be talking about in the chapters ahead.

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