The plan was for a short jaunt: two authors would spend nine months putting together a small, pretty guide to wools, with color pictures of sheep and of locks of wool, along with summary information for quick reference use. Ha! Here's the inside story of the little project that grew, and of the four years I spent researching, writing about, and spinning every animal-grown fiber the team could reasonably get its hands on. Come learn how I tore my life apart to put a book together. If I'd known in advance what the project would involve, I would never have said yes (the task was impossible). In retrospect, I wouldn't trade the experience for anything. It was amazing and wonderful.