Virginia Woolf wrote about a character with a mind that “kept throwing up from its depths, scenes, and names, and sayings, and memories and ideas, like a fountain spurting over”. George Box is the embodiment of that active mind. Dinner with George is a spurting of stories, songs and anecdotes about his work and friends. An Accidental Statistician jumps you into that fountain of ideas. It is great fun even if books about statistics and science are normally absent from your reading list.– P. MacBerthouex , from the forward to An Accidental Statistician by George Box.