If you follow our blog, you know that we’ve been interviewing some of our authors to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Microsoft Press. We call these videos Behind the Books, and we’ve asked our authors to share some stories about getting started in publishing and what their books have done for their careers. We also asked them to talk about what they do in their spare time.

imageThis interview with Wayne Winston, author of Excel Data Analysis and Business Modeling, was a lot of fun. He’s a professor at Indiana University, which is my alma mater. We talked about Indiana basketball and I found out that he wrote another book (not published by Microsoft Press) that combines his two favorite topics – sports and analytics. If you’re interested, check out his book, Mathletics: How Gamblers, Managers, and Sports Enthusiasts Use Mathematics in Baseball, Basketball, and Football

Wayne also reveals that he likes trashy television. Check it out.

Thanks, Wayne! You were a great sport.

And keep checking back for new Behind the Books video every month until summer 2014. Subscribe to our RSS feed here.