Dear Friends,

The initial response to the website has given me a lift. I have gotten messages from former students, colleagues, friends and family, many of whom I have been out of touch with for  a good long time. For the last seven years, I have been in a kind of literary monastery, the kind where you can’t speak with anyone except on holy days. So getting messages on Facebook and the website from old pals and cousins and students has been a treat. Let me also thank those who pre-ordered the biography.  After the site was launched, the book’s rank on Amazon moved from 750,000th place to 60,000th, and then to 15,600th. All this six months before publication! I am grateful for your interest and encouragement.

Best Regards and many thanks,