Each successive piece bulit upon the previous. The end product became greater than the sum of its parts. So true that, thanks to the Community Memoir homepage, "A story is the shortest distance between two people."
I would add: A story is also the shortest distance between two people across time.
One of the reasons it took awhile for me to post about this book is because the book is only available in print at the moment. I kept waiting for the ebook version to come out and realized that digital version won't be out yet. So you can purchase a print copy at the Community Memoir Project webpage.
My own contribution to the book is a piece called "The Yin and Yang of Loss." Below is the final version of the cover of the stand-alone work of the same name that I plan to publish later this month.
...And here we are -- from the day of the book launch event. :-)