Ann Berger, MSN, MD, is one of the foremost specialists in pain management in the nation. A medical oncologist specializing in pain treatment, she has written and edited numerous books on pain and palliative care for patients and health-care providers. Dr. Berger is also senior editor of the most widely used textbook on palliative care, Principles and Practice of Palliative Care and Supportive Oncology. She currently resides in Darnestown, Maryland.
C. B. deSwaan is a New York City-based freelance writer specializing in nonfiction. She has written 20 books with expert collaborators, including the best-selling Men Are Just Desserts and Smart Cookies Don't Crumble.