Writing a book is a lot more fun if the topic is fascinating. I love medical coding because it is ever changing and also appeals to my innate need for “a place for everything and everything in its place.” The politics of coding reveal national power struggles over which systems will be implemented and who will benefit. Most members of the public haven’t a clue how coding affects their health and their wallets.

What could offer more drama?

The writing is also a lot easier if the author is spoiled by someone who takes on the other tasks of daily life. My husband, Ed, expanded his culinary repertoire considerably during the revisions for this Second Edition, and our dinners were truly “dining” and not just eating.

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