The book is still in editing — but almost out. I’ve met with the printer, have an indexer set up, and have a cover designed. It is time to begin publicity so I leave Monday for a week in NYC to meet with media. Here’s another excerpt:


It was 3 a.m. I was wide awake and, oddly, serene for the first time in years. Then, on the edge of losing everything, and in this bizarre defiant/relaxed state of mind, questions arose. Without coaxing and for no apparent reason, two simple, pragmatic questions came charging out of the blackness, questions that had nothing to do with the specifics of the immediate crisis. These were questions I had never asked before:

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