Thank you all for many generous offers to help critique the alleged book. I’m working on it. Several thousand words of notes on people, places, chronology, lies, food, and so forth.
In the meantime, said generous offers brought me to an even better idea: Instead of having each person *read* a chapter, why don’t we do a (different) book where each person *writes* a chapter?
Faster, more interactive, less work for each individual, and with the same probability of commercial success!