Reading is a hobby, but for some of us, it's an escape from the difficulties we face. To all of you who escape into books, I want to thank you for escaping into this one.ReadingColleen Hoover in Reminders of Him
To Michelle - my love and life's partner and Malia and Sasha - whose dazzling light makes everything brighter.Barack Obama, A Promised Land
To my husband, David Yoon, who showed me my heart.
And to my smart, beautiful daughter Penny, who made it bigger.
To the First Mother who Brings up a Happy Child.John Watson, Psychological Care Of The Infant And Child
Who took me to the library.
To caffeine and sugar, my companions through many a long night of writing.Robb Hobb in Ship of Magic
It is very unnerving to be proven wrong, particularly when you are really right and the person who is really wrong is the one who is proving you wrong and proving himself, wrongly, right. Right?Lemony Snicket, The Reptile Room
What can I say about a man who knows how I think and still sleeps next to me with the lights off?Love declerationsGillian Flynn in Dark Places
The dedication of this book is split seven ways: To Neil, to Jessica, to David, to Kenzie, to Di, to Anne, and to you, if you have stuck with Harry until the very end.Joanne K. Rowling in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
This is presented as a work of fiction and dedicated to nobody.Charles Bukowski in Post Office
For Kate and Morgan
and for everyone
whose first love
was a hard love.
To all the English teachers, especially the great ones.Garrison Keillor in Good Poems
My first stepfather used to say that what I didn’t know would fill a book. Well, here it is.Tobias Wolff in This Boy's Life
I ask the indulgence of the children who may read this book for dedicating it to a grown-up. I have a serious reason: he is the best friend I have in the world. I have another reason: this grown-up understands everything, even books about children. I have a third reason: he lives in France where he is hungry and cold. He needs cheering up. If all these reasons are not enough, I will dedicate the book to the child from whom this grown-up grew. All grown-ups were once children– although few of them remember it. And so I correct my dedication:
To Leon Werth
When he was a little boy