The essay you see in the book is an edited version of the draft. The draft lacked a conclusion which left the reader unclear of whether I considered C++ a good thing, which I actually do despite the imagery.
My very own copy arrived earlier this evening and it was pretty neat to see my name in print. I've only read the first essay in the book, but I'm itching to read the rest.
I've got at least one more essay brewing, but as an incurable introvert, I'm loathe to share half baked thoughts.