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I first became a biologist, and later a scientific journalist, only because I was lucky enough to listen to some excellent lecture courses at St. Petersburg University, whose authors first showed me how amazing biology can be and how great it explains mysterious phenomena in real human life. First of all, I was stunned by the course of psychogenetics, developed by Oleg Nikolaevich Tikhodeev, and the course of psycho-endocrinology, which was created by Dmitry Anatolyevich Zhukov and Ekaterina Pavlovna Vinogradova.
I am grateful to my colleagues in scientific journalism, who taught me to write connected texts and to engage in popularization, that is, to balance on the fragile boundary between too boring and too incorrect statements. The most useful and interesting work in my life was the creation of the popular science program “Progress” on Channel Five, where absolutely all my colleagues taught me important things, especially Elena Sadovnikova, Igor Makarov, Ekaterina Alyabyeva and Nikolai Kovalkov. I am also very grateful to my current colleagues from the “Program for the Future”, for sympathetic to my idea to write a book and for a few months did not burden me with overtime work (which, generally speaking, is a unique situation for television).
This book came out thanks to the heroic work of many people in the Dynasty Foundation, Corpus, and especially thanks to my dedicated reviewers. Alexander Markov, an expert in the theory of evolution and the best popularizer of biology in Russia, not only agreed to read my book in manuscript and make a bunch of valuable comments - he is generally to blame for thinking about the book because he was the only person who believes in that I am able to do this, and endlessly convinced me of this myself. Geneticist Svetlana Borinskaya, when she accidentally heard that I was writing a book, volunteered to read it and pointed out to me some incorrect formulations in the text, primarily in the chapter on alcohol. The editor of the book, Evgenia Love, not only improved the style of the narrative, but also revealed several factual inaccuracies.
Basically, the book is written from scratch, but some pieces — a couple of paragraphs from the chapters on sex, almost the entire chapter on premenstrual syndrome and a significant part of the story about the effects of stress on health — is a slightly edited retelling of my own articles published earlier on the website Slon.ru and in the magazine “Russian pharmacies”. Some other fragments intersect with my previous articles (written, for example, for the Troitsky Variant newspaper, the STRF.ru ​​website or the Science in Focus magazine) - although not literally, they almost completely reproduce them in meaning. In addition, many of the studies found for the first time for the sake of the book later also served as the basis for my articles, such as those published in the magazines Metropol and Men's Health. Accordingly, I am grateful to all the publishers with whom I cooperate, for the fact that they do not object to the intersection of the subject matter of texts.

Of particular value in this book are the pictures. They were drawn by my former classmate Nikolai Kukushkin, a molecular biologist from Harvard. I am very pleased that I was attracted to creating illustrations by the artist-biologist: he knows much more about any chapter of my text than I do, and therefore there is not a single unconscious biological blooper in the drawings and captions. But his drawings are full of humor - partly it is understandable to all, partly - only to biologists, and some pictures will make Nikolay Kukushkin laugh and a couple of dozen equally abrupt molecular biologists (so if they happen to read my book, at least something will please).
And I am grateful to my parents and grandparents for the fact that at one time they provoked me to go to the university and prevented me from leaving him in that difficult period when I already understood that I’m definitely not going to be a scientist, but I still didn’t guess that I can be a good scientific journalist. Then it was unpleasant, but in the end it turned out very cool. I am grateful to my first husband, Yana, for supporting me while I was studying and building a career, and then (after our divorce) selflessly tinkering with me and drinking my coffee, while I ached, that the book is very heavy and I I never write in my life, and besides, I fixed my computer, which was broken in the middle of the creative process, so I didn’t have to finish writing 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 this was possible in principle), and to those friends who have not written books yet (but now they will certainly do it, since even I did). And most of all, I am grateful to Nicolas, the most intelligent and beautiful boy of all my friends (at the time of writing the book). A few months ago, we tragically broke up after a short but stormy romance. He left with some young lady (a special thanks to her) to Casablanca, and I with my broken heart stayed on New Year in Moscow - and sat down to write a book. What else could I do?
Yes, and I am also grateful to the company “Alavar”. They wrote a simple computer game in which Masyanya walks along the beach and spreads kvass. Each level takes less than five minutes and allows you to unload your head quite well while trying to think of the next paragraph of the article or book. It is terrible to imagine how many millions of kvass mugs I have sold over the past few months.
And of course, all this book-writing activity makes sense only because there are people who read them. I'm really terribly glad that you bought the book and read it right through to the very end. If you like it, then write something like “peschi ischo's author!” On LJ - I’ll find a blog search, and I’ll have nowhere to go with a submarine.
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