Michael S. Lawrence was born in 1940 and lived for many years in Berkeley, California, but presently lives in Tennessee. He is one of the few bridge players, who has dedicated much of his time and effort in enhancing the game of bridge through the publication of books, regular bridge article contributions to the Bridge Bulletin, lectures and cruises on the open seas. Two of his publications have been crowned by Mr. Alan Truscott as Book of the Year, and the covers are presented below. These two books are considered classics by the bridge community and should be in the library of every serious bridge player.