I would like here to express my gratitude to three men whose belief
in Anecdotal Theory helped me believe in it:
Ken Wissoker, my editor, who first thought it could in fact be a book;
Joe Litvak—mon semblable, mon frère, my ideal reader—who gave
me in advance the dream response that made it all worthwhile; and
Je√ King, my companion throughout the work on this book, whose
invaluable assistance always combined enthusiasm for my ideas
with stalwart refusal of my lazy formulations.