There was a box waiting for me in the mailroom today. "Oh," I thought, "That was quick---Amazon usually takes at least a week." But it wasn't Amazon---no, it was my first five copies of Practical Programming, each in its own individual bubblewrap sleeve. W00t! And woo hoo! And don't you dare say "errata" or "second edition", at least not yet---I have a moment I'd like to savor.
Thanks again to Jennifer, Paul, and Jason (co-authors) and to Dan Steinberg at Pragmatic---yay!