From the chapter "Anything for Her Laugh":
Books, including memoirs, are often presented as fully-formed pieces of coherent narrative. But that is not how they come about. Writing takes place within a life, with much else going on in the writer’s life and their world. If you and I were sitting down to talk, that would obviously take place within the context of our lives and the broader world. So in these pages, I’m going to provide you with at least some of the context, to let you know what is going on as I write.
From the chapter: "Day 8 Concluded: Stone Cold":
(If you have purchased this book, I wish for you many hours spent in Csikszentmihalyi‘s “flow state.” Writing this book [well, not the end] has provided that for me.)