To my late parents, Catherine and Theodore, and my sister, Lois—thanks for the rocket fuel! To her son, my nephew Joshua—I loved playing with you when you were a baby!

At McGraw-Hill: my book publisher, Judith McCarthy; senior editor, John Aherne; project editor, Joseph Berkowitz; production supervisor, Craig Bolt; production artist, Pamela Juárez; publicist, Julia Baxter; marketer, Kenya Henderson; cover designer, Tom Lau; copyeditor, Katherine Hinkebein; and everyone there who contributed to making this book the best it could be.

To my literary agent, Jacqueline Varoli Grace, founder of LifeTime Media, Inc.; editors past and present who worked on my book: Dorothy Spencer, Karyn Gerhard, Kevin Moran; and the staff and interns—Natalie ...

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