No book truly worth reading is ever produced by the author alone. Without the unfaltering support of countless individuals, Reality Check would likely have never become a reality itself.
Of the many publishers and editors with whom I have worked over the years, the people at Focal Press are sincerely among the finest professionals I have ever had the privilege of knowing.
A big Italian bear-hug of affection is particularly warranted for both Elinor Actipis and Michele Cronin. At the beginning of the project, Elinor was kind enough to endure my incessant emails and phone calls when others might have notified the authorities to report some form of editorial harassment. She has truly been as gracious as she is talented.
Equally deserving ...