JOHN H. PERRY is a retired US Army Infantry Officer and a Vietnam War veteran. Despite dropping out of high school, he went on to graduate magna cum laude from college and at the top of his class in Infantry Officer Candidate School. In addition to a long career in the Army, John has owned his own company, worked training US postal service workers, and dedicated his time to a homeless ministry. John has been happily married to his wife, Patsy, for over forty-three years. He considers Patsy his greatest asset in life. Together, they have achieved beyond the dreams they had as children and are still dreaming big and achieving big today.
John’s attitude in life has been one of positivity and challenging established norms. If someone says to him, “You can’t do it,” John will attempt “it” to see if he can. Everything John writes in his book Are You Positive? he believes and practices in his life. John and Patsy came from backgrounds that gave them less opportunity for success by societal standards, but they were determined to achieve beyond society’s expectations of them. Their boldness and self-confidence have allowed them to accomplish things people never believed they could. The tenets of Are You Positive? represent the daily habits and outlook that have served John and Patsy well in their lives and will serve the book’s readers well in their lives, too.