[Commentary: Photo, Amazon.com; Cover Photos by George Vdokakis)
Yes, I wrote this book. It took me about two years to do it, and a lot of work on behalf of my editor, Phil Haldeman (also publisher, English Hill Press). But it’s done. What does it feel like to have a book published? Surprisingly good. Phil keeps reminding me that there are 3 million books published every year, and most do not sell very well. Yes, I do know, I keep reminding him. Still, it’s a book that captures the country in a way that others do not. I notice that when it comes to Greece, there is either academic books or travel books, nothing really in between. And it’s either rip Greece apart, or love it to death. I tried to avoid both; my goal was to let the reader enter the everyday life of Greece as it goes through a deep, rending crisis. When I looked over the book prior to its final preparation before publishing, I was struck by how much I tried to put the reader into Greece completely. Whether I succeeded is up to others to decide. But that was my goal. Now it’s up to you to decide.
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