To my mom, Gail Cadenhead. I'm disappointed you abandoned the beehive hairdo you had in the '60s, but that's the last time you ever disappointed me in the 45 years of my life. Thank you for the room and board, for the love and support, and for introducing me to Ryan's Hope and One Life to Live when I was 8.
A book of this scope (and heft!) requires the hard work and dedication of numerous people. Most of them are at Sams Publishing in Indianapolis, and to them I owe considerable thanks -- in particular, to Boris Minkin, Gayle Johnson, Songlin Qiu, Anne Goebel, and Mark Taber. Most of all, thanks to my wife, Mary, and my sons, Max, Eli, and Sam.
I'd also like to thank readers who have sent helpful comments about corrections, typos, and suggested improvements regarding this book and its prior editions. The list includes, but is probably not limited to, the following people: Dave Barton, Patrick Benson, Ian Burton, Lawrence Chang, Jim DeVries, Ryan Esposto, Kim Farr, Sam Fitzpatrick, Bruce Franz, Owen Gailar, Rich Getz, Bob Griesemer, Jenny Guriel, Lynn Hancock, Andy Hansford, Brenda Henry-Sewell, Ben Hensley, Jon Hereng, Drew Huber, John R Jackson, Bleu Jaegel, Brad Kaenel, Natalie Kehr, Jon Kiparsky, Mark Lehner, Stephen Loscialpo, Linda Maloney, Chris McGuire, Dimitris Milionis, Fred Murphy, Paul Niedenzu, E.J. O'Brien, Chip Pursell, Pranay Rajgarhia, Peter Riedlberger, Darrell Roberts, Sara Samczyk, Luke Shulenburger, Mike Tomsic, Brian Toombs, John Walker, Joseph Walsh, Mark Weiss, P.C. Whidden, Chen Yan, Kyu Hwang Yeon, and J-F. Zurcher.