Because I'm bashful I didn't go up and introduce myself to Barry Greenstein when he spoke at the WPBT event in December. I had a more pragmatic reason as well--I wrote a review
of Ace in the Hole
, and after hearing Michael Craig talk about the 10,000-word email discussion he and Barry had about disputed passages in Michael's book I feared having to defend my review right there on the spot. So I just lurked in the shadows and kept my profile low.
I guess Barry thought the review was OK, as he linked to it on his website
. My review is even listed ahead of those written by illuminaries such as Calistri, McManus, Rosenbloom and Lovinger. Wait, maybe they're just in alphabetical order...no, R is after L, and Mark Gregorich's review is first. Well, maybe that's just out of courtesy, as Gregorich is also a professional. Yes, I think that's how I'll justify it to myself.