Author’s Note

This book was written over the course of six weeks, during which time I sat at my desk wearing my battered Navy watch cap alternately drinking bourbon and jasmine tea, as the same huge playlist repeated over and over and over again full of songs from Girlyman, Deadmau5, Gillian Welch, and the Ramones.

Without the love and support from my exceptional mother and father I would have never been in a position to do any of this wonderful exploration and research, nor would I have learned how to find words within myself to put upon these pages.

Thank you to Chris Katsaropoulos, Heather Sherer, Audrey Doyle, Paul Gottehrer, and everyone else at Syngress who was involved on this project. I always seem to choose very adventurous writing schedules ...

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