I am stunned, reeling, drunk on short stories and author anecdotes!! I had this collection through inter-library loan for two weeks with no guarantee of renewal, so I blew through it like a tornado. Now that I've been granted a renewal, I'm going to go back and savor a little before writing a review. This is essential material for all aspiring fiction writers, short-story lovers, and people fascinated by the writing life. But for the love of Gordy(whoever he is), don't be a fool like me! BUY the book, so you can read, reflect, and reference at your leisure.