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“Writing a book ….”

“…is a little like making a spider’s web: it starts out tenuous and delicate, ends up whole (hopefully) interconnected, something where there was once nothing, and every bit of it came out of your own innards. With any luck, you might even catch a few unsuspecting prey.”

Duncan Carter, English

“…is like looking for someone to talk to by talking yourself for like, 11 years.”

Patricia A. Schechter, history

“…is like organizing 10,000 thoughts, clippings and fleeting moments of inspiration with proper citation.”

Randy Blazak, sociology

“…is a way for professors to catch up on their own course reading assignments.”

Patricia Backler, philosophy

“…is an entire education in itself, a process of astonishing discovery and even self-transformation.”

Sue Taylor, art history