[A Dear And Long-time Friend,... Asked Me, "Jack, How Long Does It Usually Take You To Write A Book?" I Replied, "Of Course It Depends On The Project And Its Requirements, Each Book Has Its Own Rules. But For A Statement To The World At Large, Once I've Thought A Book Through And Written It In My Mind, It Takes Me Around A Week Or So, Depending On This And That, Ordinarily At The Rate Of A Chapter A Day, But I've Had Some Two-chapters Day And Some Chapters Have Taken Two Days. And Then Of Course There Is Revision, But Around A Week Is About Right." He Seemed Surprised, And I Was Surprised By His Surprise, So I Thought, Maybe I'm Wrong. I Went Home And Wrote This Book, At The Perfectly Normal Pace Of A Chapter A Day, As Usual...]

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