We're sure you'll be glad you took the time to learn bridge. This is a truly marvelous game, played by tens of millions, with many potential rewards. Bridge can teach you so many good things - the game has elements of logic, partnership cooperation, discipline, psychology, mathematics and ethics. In fact, you can learn a lot about people from observing how they meet triumph and tragedy at the bridge table. At the least, you will have an engrossing hobby and a way of making friends wherever you go. And who knows? You may have the makings of a world champion! No doubt the best way to learn a new skill or improve one's current knowledge is to take private lessons from an authority in the field. If you are eager to become a bridge player and this attractive method appeals, then this book if for you. Each chapter can be compared to a one-on-one conversation with an expert bridge player and teacher. The presentation is clear and comprehensive and most of your questions have been anticipated. You can proceed at your own pace and review whenever you wish. The opening section is an orientation for the absolute beginner - no prior knowledge of bridge is assumed. Throughout, questions are posed in BOLDFACE type. You are advised to try answering before going on. In addition, there are quizzes at the end of each chapter so that you may test yourself. We wish you much enjoyment and just as much success. Good luck, and welcome to the world of bridge.