I wrote the book as I think Nick would have written it about himself. He would not have hidden his mischief, mistakes, and struggles. He was beginning to confront them in his letters from military
training in 1967-68. That he wrote such sensitive, honest, and loving letters; that he showed kindness to many people; that he was
a character all day long and brought joy to those around him – all
are testaments to the person he became despite the anxiety and
insecurity life dealt him.