Born and raised in Lowell, Massachusetts, Dr. Edward Mahoney majored in English at Holy Cross. Later he received a master’s degree in English at Boston College and a PhD in American Studies from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He has taught at various colleges and high schools in New Mexico, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Massachusetts, and currently teaches composition and literature at Middlesex Community College in Lowell, Massachusetts. He has one daughter.

Above is the biographical note that I have provided for YEM.  Beyond these facts, I want to say that I have had and still have a richly interesting life.  For that, I thank my parents most of all.  This book is dedicated to them.  Writing it required me to think as they thought and to understand what they wanted for me and my two sisters.  May this book be worthy of them.