" I believe that books can change people's lives, as they have mine. They are, after all, one person talking quietly and intimately to another. And, of course, to thousands of others at a time, as if we were on a couch in the very same room. Radio, television, documentary films, and more modern media may reach more people in attempts to touch them with words, pictures symbols---the stuff of human culture. But only books are designed to be held close, to last, and to pull together in one place an extended, complex argument or idea. A book is to be savored, mulled over, reread, underlined, dog-eared, and, ideally, to enter deeply into the heart, mind, and soul of the reader."