This book would not have been completed without the invaluable help of some important people. I thank Frank Peppiatt for kindly providing his support during the process of its writing. Betsy Hall offered insightful advice and suggestions in reading the manuscript. Frank Fredrickson and Debbie Chilco were helpful in locating and securing sources. My thanks also go to Eva Burgess for allowing me to observe her at work, and to Wendy Arnold and all at Peer Education Project/Los Angeles. To Spalding Gray for providing the quo-tation from his work, and to Bruce Gilray who, in addition to offering assistance on this project, demonstrated how to respond to this disease before finally being defeated by it in 1995. I thank my father for his promotional ideas and my mother for helping me realize when the book was finished. Sarah Linn deserves mention for all her bibliographic help. And finally, I must thank my wife Francesca for her support and advice throughout the life of this project.