There's also a short intro by Russell, which I thought was interesting and amusing. It gives a fair idea of Russell's writing style (though the irritant that I mentioned in the review linked above, Russell's avoidance of the word "said," is all to evident in the stories themselves). You can see from the "Acknowledgments" that the stories come from four magazines with which you're probably passingly familiar. Russell was an interesting and entertaining writer, far too good to be forgotten. If you've never read his work, this book would be a good place to start.