Alex Homer sent me a mail a couple of nights ago indicating that our book that we have been writing, has finally seen the light of day - A First Look at ADO.NET and System.Xml V2. Since my last foray into writing was a single chapter in an XQuery book that disappeared into obscurity as fast as a W3C XQuery draft, I was not prepared for the agony this entailed.  The proceeds from the sale of the book will go to "paying my wife off" and clothing my four children. Then I will blow what's left on a good bottle of 1999 Valpolicella and some Stilton cheese. I wrote this book to get some decent documentation into the hands of early adopters ready for the PDC, so if you want to express an opinion I would like to know what can be improved about it. Expect a future even more detailed version to emerge.