It arrived early!
So the launch date was August 1st, but things happened and now the book is here and available!
("Things happened" is about as much as I know regarding the series of events that led to an early arrival.)
It's a little stunning. Imagine you're an astronaut, and you're in the capsule on the launch pad. You're all psyched to go into space. NASA starts the countdown: "20... 19... 18..."And then FWOOSH! Up you go! I guess you get into space a little earlier, huh?
Anyway, this is how I feel about it all: