FIRST AND FOREMOST, I want to thank God for the blessings he has bestowed upon me. Also, a huge thank-you goes to my wife for putting up with my late nights and sleep-deprived (grouchy) attitude.
Writing and producing a book requires a lot of people, and I know I cannot name everyone who has had a hand in this project. But a very big thank-you goes to Scott Meyers for making this book happen, and to Ed Conner for putting up with me while getting this book into its final, printed form. Thank you, John Peloquin, for providing your input and ensuring the text I wrote is accurate and meaningful. Thanks, Ginny Munroe, for stepping in for Ed in the latter stages of the project, and to Rosemarie Graham for organizing everything.