Here is a next draft of the first three chapters of the book.
I will keep rewriting this text for many months yet, and later the Berrett-Koehler team will copyedit and proofread it--and so there is no need for you to edit it (correct the spelling, grammar, formatting, etc.) at this time.
I would, however, be grateful for your "headline" feedback. What in these three key chapters strikes you as compelling and clear, and what not?
The Preface is the marketing text for the book and is supposed to explain who it is for and what it will deliver. The current text is an awkward juxtaposition of Rumon Carter's generously-offered poetic first half and my prosaic second half. Can you suggest improvements?