Joan Didion especially cautioned that “It is one thing for me to write about them, and you and I enjoy reading the sly innuendos about them; it is less fun when I write about us, and have you and I read about us. Where it gets difficult is when I write about you, and you read it. Almost by definition, that segment will be perceived as wrong – incomplete, misunderstood, distorted, pejorative ...”[i]
We apologize in advance for all such inevitable perceptions, and we welcome corrections and amendments that might be incorporated on our website and in subsequent printings. Obviously, this work is our own, and we are responsible for all inaccuracies, misinterpretations, and omissions. The stories and achievements are those of the company, and the opportunity to learn them, relate them, and give their creators acknowledgment has been our immense and distinct privilege.
[i] Joan Didion, private communication with C. House, May 2004.