Greg Perry is a speaker and a writer on both the programming and the application sides of computing. He is known for skillfully presenting advanced computer topics to the novice level. Perry has been a programmer and a trainer since the early 1980s, teaching at computer conferences and colleges. He received his first degree in computer science and a master's degree in corporate finance. Perry has sold more than two million computer books, including such titles as Sams Teach Yourself Windows XP in 24 Hours , Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic 6 in 21 Days , and Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Office XP in 24 Hours . He also writes about rental property management and loves to travel. His favorite place when away from home is either New York's Patsy's or Italy, because he enjoys only the best pasta!