The book is finished. After what I estimate to be roughly 5,000 hours of work, writing an average of 8 words per hour (true), I turned over the manuscript to my editor this week. I then went to get a haircut and repair other slovenly habits.
I am grateful for everyone who helped along the way, and hope that the book will be worth the long wait. It looks like Doubleday will publish in the U.S. early next year. More on the exact release date as I learn it.
I will now turn more attention back to this blog, with the aim of articulating what I've learned, laying out the argument of my book, and plugging it in to current events.