It is often said that books are written in solitude, but that wasn't true for this one. The ideas in this book were created in conversation with many wise friends and mentors. I owe them immense gratitude. Michael Sullivan has had an enormous influence on my thinking, and he has continually challenged me to strengthen my philosophical positions. Paul Schwartz has provided countless insights, and his work is foundational for the understanding of privacy law. Both Michael's and Paul's comments on the manuscript have been indispensable. I also must thank Judge Guido Calabresi, Naomi Lebowitz, Judge Stanley Sporkin, and Richard Weisberg, who have had a lasting impact on the way I think about law, literature, and life.
Charlie Sullivan deserves special thanks, although he disagrees with most of what I argue in this book. He has constantly forced me to better articulate and develop my positions. I may never convince him, but this book is much stronger for making the attempt.
So many other peopleare deserving of special mention, and if I were to thank them all to the extent they deserve, I would more than double the length of this book. Although I only list their names, my gratitude extends much further: Anita Allen, Jack Balkin, Carl Coleman, Howard Erichson, Timothy Glynn, Rachel Godsil, Eric Goldman, Chris Hoofnagle, Ted Janger, Jerry Kang, Orin Kerr, Raymond Ku, Erik Lillquist, Michael Risinger, Marc Rotenberg, Richard St. John, Chris Slobogin, Richard Sobel, Peter Swire, Elliot Turrini, and Benno Weisberg.