My editor told me that I am only allowed three pages of acknowledgements so in order to conserve space, I have to simply list names and eliminate titles, like Dr., Ph.D., MD, DC, and Esq., and eliminate personal notes of thanks. To my late parents, Catherine and Theodore and my sister Lois - thanks for the rocket fuel! To her son, my nephew Joshua--I loved playing with you when you were a baby!
At McGraw Hill: my book publisher, Judith McCarthy; senior editor, John Aherne; line editor, Joseph Berkowitz; production manager, Craig Bolt; publicist, Julia Baxter; marketer Kenya Henderson; cover designer, Tom Lau; copy editor, Katherine Hinkebein; and everyone there who contributed their talents to making this book the best it could be.
My literary agent, Jacqueline Varoli Grace, founder of LifeTime Media, Inc., editors past and present who worked on my book: Dorothy Spencer, Karyn Gerhard, Ronnie Gramazio, Kevin Moran; and the staff and interns - Natalie Way, Stephanie Baeza, Angela Vidalis, and others. Deborah Day, William Strachan; my managers, Bernie and Suzanne Lax; and book publicists, Pam Lontos and Rick Dudnick and their staff at PR/PR: Patricia Kleir, Amanda Tucker, Russell Trahan, and Martha Ciske.
My office manager and bookkeeper, Frances M. Clay; Mardy and Katherine Grothe,. Jane Starets and her late husband Richard, Kenneth B. Wheeler, Christel Wight, Edward Soulsby, Sheila El-Musrati, Kristin Lippens, Pippi Howard, Linda Caponegro, Tim Colley, Ruth Griffin, Carol Halliburton, Marci Elliott, Sandra Milliner, Beverly Safier, Annie Kidwell, Rita Sahakian Das, Karen Trudeau, Eric Reiss, Robert Perry, Christina Dorrer, Steve Matchett, Barry Sandler, Geralyn Motto, Janet and Joe McWilliams; Doug Basham, Lydia Cornell, Dick Batchelor, Todd and Joanne Persons, Carol and Bill Schaefer, Anna Bresnahan, Fraser Bresnahan, and Regan Wesnahan; Leib Lehmann, Rolf Gompertz, Leonard Goodstein and Jeanette Goodstein, Kenneth B. Wheeler, Marian York, Marci Elliott, Betty Frain, John and Margie Faessel, Mick and Phyllis Meagher, Alan Swartzberg, Barbara Spargo, Susie Pecuch, Ed Asner and his assistant, Patty Egan;
Jim and Pam Ray, Joan Endsley, Jim Gregory, Kathleen Isaac, Vincent Cilurzo, John Purdy, Rich Brownstein, Ken Boyle, Jerry Schiefelbein, Joanie King, Nanncy House, Britt Smith, Bruce Lindsey, Carl Grumer, Elliott Grumer, Helene and Reno Zinzarella and all my teachers from elementary to graduate school; Robert Hess and Raymond F. Bacchetti, of Stanford University; Kerry Stratford, Michael Cardona; American Reprographics, Marilyn Bell; Photo Scan, Greg Young, Fred Zara, John Weyrick; Patricia and Brad Fuller, John Dussling, Jason Brown, Lisa Garthwaite, Erik Reiss, Karen Trudeau, Noel Osment, Sharon Fleming, Peggy Collins, Barbara Fischer, and all my assistants my former La Jolla office; Michael Milder, Maureen McGee Milder, Russell Fahrenkamp, Audrey Hope, Dale Reynolds, Amy and Bill McDermott, Sheila Richardson, David Wilkening, Marie Cusick, Jamie Cusick, Ann Vitelli, Marge and George Gough, Dorothy and Peter Carone, Jody and Ron Gorneau, Charles "Pat" and Carol Pagliuca Barbara and Dan Dubek, her children, Christopher, Lauren, and Danielle; and her son-in-law, Jim Lynch and her daughter in law Heather Wittig Dubek.
My beloved, late mentor, Marilou Conner; her son Tim Conner and his father, Jim Conner; Mary Lou Sunderwirth Conner, Elizabeth Prince, Sheree Bennett, Paul Bard Michaels, Reba Runyan, Alan Matez, Sue Devito, Jimmy White, Nanncy House and Lee ___, Robert Heyges, Bart and Debbie Shepherd, Robert Sharpstein, Jan Leach, Victor Soto, Alba Vales, Carl Foreman, Charles Rahn, Christina Lopez Morgan and Jerry Morgan, Jacqueline Roberge, Sharon Fleming, Phel Steinmetz, Alicia Rodriguez and her husband; Jim Hicks, Drs. Lillian Harvey Banchik and Mark Banchik, Linda Crowley, Lorenzo Hill, Mike Vestal, Desiree Lewis, George Hopkins, Roxanne Furman, Beatrice Montoya and her family, Joseph Maddox, Brad Lemack, Julia Ledbetter, Jennifer Jefcoat, Barbara Rowe, Roger Perron, Terri Hixon, Evelyn Coughlin, Jennifer Bennett, Geri Dahl, Karen Morrice, Mary Jane and Yime Otani, Judy and Dave Christensen, Carl Kumpf, Helen Kerrigan, Henry Vales, Kimbrough Jennings, Gene Romangna, Kim Courtney, Rachel Hamman, Raven McElman, everyone at WEUS: Carl Como, Carl DiMaria, Tom Brook, Doc Burkhart, Kristen L. Howard, Ron Tosches, Doug Basch, Raul Porteja, Jose Miranda, George Crossley, Doug Guetzloe, and Bobbie DePew; Roger Moore at the Orlando Sentinel; Kathi Belich and everyone at WFTV; plus Bill Baumann, Ed Rose, Amanda Ober, Todd Husty, and everyone at WESH; Cynthia Landers and everyone at WOFL; everyone at WKMG, WB/UPN; Jackie Brockington and everyone at Central Florida News 13; and everyone in the media in Orlando; Kenneth Cogburn, Cindy Barth, Bill Orben, Susan Lundine, Steve Doyle, and everyone at the Orlando Business Journal; Jennifer Crespo, Caroline Ross, Julie Fioretti, Gary Hughes Jim Phillips, Curtis Gee, Sandy Knickerbocker, Christopher Esposito, Anastasia Colondres, Dustin Infinger, Kristen Heimburg, Jesse Baguchinsky, Adam Maldonado; everyone in the Orange County Public Schools and Javier Melendez, Carol Johnson; Larry Rowan, Pamela Strickland, Jim Bird, Nate Fancher, Paulette Swanson, Matthew Abalos; Merrie Cunningham, Nancy Gaylean, Eleanor Cain.
My interns, both past and present: Adam Arnali, Alexandra Buxo, Alyssa Garofalo, Amid Williams, Amy Meier, Arianna Stewart, Ashley Dean, Babita Persaud, Caitlyn McKinzie, Cara Jacob, Carlyne Jean-Baptiste, Casarah Henderson, Christina Greco, Cristina Montes, Dana Mooney, Diana Rigatuso, Dominic Digennaro Markewitz, Eydia Portillo, Falecia Duncan, Frances Lambert, Jaede Brereton, James Bealts; Janique White, Jayne' Green, Jennifer Harman, Jennifer Reed, Jennifer Snow, Jessica Britos, Jessica Gonzales, Julie Popolow; Kalem Jones, Kate Cavinder, Kenneth De La Flor, Krystle McMullan, Leanne Taylor, Lindsay Weinstock, Lois Hemm, Maha Chaudhry, Marlaine Monroig, Michelle Benavides, Monica Slocum, Nicole Avery, Nicole Tiffany Smith, Paula Ibanez, Sarah Roberts, Shane Westmoreland, Shelda Raymonvil, Sinitta Lindsay, Stephanie Rios, Tatiana Isis, Tomas Negron, Zara Malik.
Betty Frain, John and Margie Faessel, Mick and Phyllis Meagher, Mary and Alan Swartzberg, Barbara Spargo, Suzen and Michael Scures. Dale Reynolds, Eric Waldron, Brandy Foster, Tina Munroe, Angela Robison, Brent DelaCruz, Fung Soong, Philippe St. Leger, Emre Selimata, Stella Kalachi and John Kalachi; Sandy Knickerbocker, Chris Esposito, Adam Maldonado, Jesse Baguchinsky, Dustin Infinger, Kirstin Heimburg, Anastasia Colondres; Ken Williams and his brother Kevin Williams; David Jackson, Frances Jackson; Maggie Rogers, Tom Nance, Christina Dorrer, Robert Perry, Bob Lavallee, Jonathan Chambers, Jonathan Giles Zimmerman, Megan McInnis; Denise Moore,. Karen Mottarella, Stacey Dunn,. Terri Hernandez,. Bryan Zugelder,. Karen Cox; Barry Sandler, Dale Reynolds, Sharon Fleming, Noel Osment, Alan and Mary Swartzberg, Phyllis and Mick Meagher, Rita Manyette, Cindy Hogan, Diane Ladd, Aine McIteer, and Kristin Lippins. Ed Donovan and Ann Waisanen; Steve Elmes, Bill Matthies; Sarah and Bob Solmor and family; Keith Kirkwood, David Cameron, Tomas Link; Marsha McCollough, Nick Clayton, and Ada Mojita.
The late Gregge Tiffen; his wife, Bonnie Beck Tiffen, the late George Dillinger, Barbra and Michael Makay, Rama Berch, Anita Sands, Donna DeVerniero, Patti Love, Laurie Schryver, Jill Cook, Carol Adams, and the late Donna Salk.
Mario Marsilio, Tony Marsilio, Sherry Wingler; Mary Cole, Paul Jacoy, Gene Orlovsky, David Campanelli, Dietrich Dragton, Joseph E. Fuller and his assistants, Debby Hanson and Jennifer; Byron Moore Lynn Lombardo, Alberto deArriagoitia, Gerald Renato, Joe Vomero, Cliff Wagner, Lance Farber, Nicolai Lennox, Michael Greenberg, Peter Earthearth, Doug Hankins, Richard Bame. Kathleen McSilvers, J Jackson, Veronica Sommers, Marvin and Joan Terry, Erika Mueller; Ann Boroch and her assistant Tina; Mary Lou Rane, Eve Campanelli, Edgar Acune and his assistants Gigi Samuels, Sharon McKinney, Suzi Hewitt, Diane Valentin, Candy Stewart, Tammi Ferreira; and James Outlaw. Maxine Tabas and the late George Dillinger; Suzette Gore, John Hou and his assistants Nelly Santos and Cynthia Arvelos..
Lawrence Haber, Alan D. Davis, Mark Cooper, Hillary Bibicoff, Richard Citron, David Deutsch; Carl Grumer, Hal Cooper; Karla Shippey and staff, Frank Keasler, Joseph Seagle, Lou Comeau, Ron Sims, Todd Stern, Nicole Weaver, Brett Smith, Gregg Smith, Lance Rosen, Heidi Isenhart, Heather Kirson, Kathryn Ross with Robin and staff.
I thank my readers, those who have bought my books, CD's, DVD's, audio books, merchandise, and materials. I hope it brings you understanding, peace, and love of yourself and your work. Think positive, communicate, be tenacious, work it out, and know that everything has its place in God's timing.
If I have accidentally left out a name, please forgive me. I thank all of you in the acknowledgements and those I have not mentioned because each one of you has contributed to my knowledge, learning, growth, and enlightenment.