Authors: Richard N. Bolles
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The drawings on the print page vi-vii, 43, 57, 201, 248, 248-249 are by Steven M. Johnson, author of
What the World Needs Now.
Illustration on print page 71 by Beverly Anderson.
The wonderful actress
Anne Bancroft (1931–2005) was once
loosely quoted as saying
about her husband, Mel Brooks,
My heart flutters whenever I hear his key
Turning in the door, and I think to myself,
Oh goody, the party is about to begin.
That is exactly how I feel
about my wife,
Marci Garcia Mendoza Bolles,
God’s angel from the Philippines,
whom I fell deeply in love with, and married
on August 22, 2004.
What an enchanted marriage this is!