First and foremost, I would like to thank my wife, Taz, for her patience and understanding while I was writing this book. Writing a book is a time-consuming process that unfortunately results in friends, family, and household chores being neglected. I feel fortunate to have a wife who has put up with my crazy writing schedule for the past 16 years and understands when I have to dedicate extra time to my writing.

I would also like to thank Loretta Yates for allowing me to write this book and for providing me with many other writing opportunities over the years. It is always a pleasure to work with Loretta, and her easy-going attitude helps to ease the stress involved in taking on a project like this one.

Finally, I want to thank ...

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