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I first became a biologist and then a scientific journalist only because I was fortunate at the time to listen to several excellent lecture courses at St. Petersburg University, whose authors first showed me how amazingly interesting biology can be and how cool it explains the mysterious phenomena in real human life. First of all, I was stunned by the course of psychogenetics developed by Oleg Nikolayevich Tikhodeev, and the course of psychoendocrinology created by Dmitry Anatolyevich Zhukov and Ekaterina Pavlovna Vinogradova.
I am grateful to my colleagues in scientific journalism, who taught me to write coherent texts and to popularize, that is, to balance on the delicate line between too boring and too incorrect statements. The most useful and interesting work in my life was the creation of the popular scientific program "Progress" on the Fifth Channel, where absolutely all colleagues, especially Elena Sadovnikova, Igor Makarov, Ekaterina Alyabyeva and Nikolai Kovalkov taught me important things. I am also very grateful to my current colleagues from the "Program for the Future", for they sympathized with my idea of ​​writing a book and for several months almost did not burden me with overtime (which, in general, is a unique situation for television).
This book came out thanks to the heroic work of many people in the "Dynasty" foundation, in the publishing house Corpus and especially thanks to my self-sacrificing reviewers. Alexander Markov, a specialist in the theory of evolution and the best popularizer of biology in Russia, not only agreed to read my book in the manuscript and made a lot of valuable comments - he was generally to blame for thinking about the book, because he was the only person who believed in that I am able to do this, and endlessly convinced me of it myself. Geneticist Svetlana Borinskaya, accidentally heard that I was writing a book, voluntarily volunteered to read it and pointed out to me several incorrect words in the text, especially in the chapter on alcohol. The editor of the book Evgenia Lavut not only improved the style of the narrative, but also revealed several actual inaccuracies.
Basically the book is written from scratch, but some pieces - a couple of paragraphs from the chapters about sex, almost the whole glaucus about premenstrual syndrome and a significant part of the story about the impact of stress on health - is a slightly edited retelling of my own articles published earlier on the site Slon.ru and in the magazine "Russian pharmacies." Some other fragments intersect with my previous articles (written, for example, for the newspaper "Troitsky variant", site STRF.ru ​​or magazine "Science in focus") - though not literally, but almost completely reproduce them in meaning. In addition, many studies, first found for the sake of the book, later served as the basis for my articles, for example, published in the journals Metropol and Men's Health. Accordingly, I am grateful to all publishers with whom I cooperate, for the fact that they do not object to the intersection of the subject matter of the texts.

Particular value in this book is represented by pictures. They were painted by my former classmate Nikolai Kukushkin, a molecular biologist from Harvard. I am very pleased that I have drawn to the creation of illustrations by a biologist: he knows about any chapter of my text much more than I do myself, and therefore there are not even a single unconscious biological blunder in the drawings and signatures. But in his drawings full of humor - in part he is understandable to everyone, in part - only to biologists, and some pictures will laugh except for Nikolai Kukushkin and a couple of dozen equally steep molecular biologists (so if they manage to read my book, at least something of them please).
And I'm grateful to my parents and grandmother and grandfather for having provoked me to go to university and prevented him from leaving at that difficult time, when I already knew that I was not going to make a scientist, but I did not know yet, that I can become a good scientific journalist. Then it was unpleasant, but in the end it turned out very cool. I am grateful to my first husband, Jan, for supporting me while I was studying and building a career, and then (after our divorce) selflessly busied myself with me and gave me coffee, while I was aching that the book was too heavy and I never in my life I write, and besides, my computer, which broke down in the middle of the creative process, was repaired, so I did not have to finish the last third of the text on a tiny and faded netbook. I am grateful to those my friends who also wrote books (and made me feel that it is possible in principle), and to those friends who have not written books yet (but now they will certainly do it, even if I did it). And most of all I am grateful to Nicolas, the most intelligent and beautiful boy of all my acquaintances (at the time of writing the book). A few months ago, we tragically parted ways after a short but stormy romance. He left with some young lady (her special thanks) to Casablanca, and I, with my broken heart, stayed on New Year's Eve in Moscow - and sat down to write a book. What else could I do?
Yes, and I'm also grateful to Alawar. They wrote a simple computer game in which Masyanya walks on the beach and carries kvass. Each level takes less than five minutes and allows you to unload your head well, while trying to come up with the next paragraph of the article or book. It's terrible to imagine how many millions of kvass mugs I sold in the last few months.
And of course, all this activity in writing books is meaningful only because there are people who read them. I'm really terribly glad that you bought a book and read it right up to the very end. If you liked, then write in LJ something like "afftar peshi ischo!" - I'll find a search on blogs, and I will nowhere to get out of the submarine.
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