Ben Burns is Director of the Journalism Program at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. and a former Executive Editor of The Detroit News, who spent 30 years in the newspaper business. He is on the Board of the Friends of the Grosse Pointe public library.
"A book is a mysterious object, I said, and once it floats out into the world, anything can happen. All kinds of mischief can be caused, and there's not a damned thing you can do about it. For better or worse, it's completely out of your control."