Edges and covers show very light shelfwear. Pages tight, crisp and clean. 165 pages. SoftCover Binding. Year: 2000. ISBN: 0937381756. In these 24 mostly true Declarations of Independence, the author takes his readers into the mysterious world of friendship and discover peculiar to all of us. Wry, funny, and often sobering, his stories center around the catalyst that forges friendships, diffuses differences, and inspires revelations. Matott's down-to-earth writing is a wellspring of ordinary, fleeting moments that result in newfound independence. Readers will smile and shake their heads in recognition.