About David

David Silverman’s life is simple.

In the past, he has, in reverse chronological order, been a consultant at Diageo, an executive in IT Risk at Citi, provided Macintosh support to millionaire’s children, done standup comedy dressed as a Mexican Wrestler, been co-owner and president of the largest American-owned typesetting and editorial services company, sold and managed of “offshore” keyboarding services in the Philippines and India, designed electronic publishing systems in England, fixed computers for the US government, written computer manuals for IBM, run his own floppy disk repair business, taught writing to Koreans, worked in a deli, and sold handmade “puff people” craft objects at Catskill resorts.

His other achievements include captain of his college computer programming team and captain of his high school chess team, and, if prodded only slightly, he will drive you to his sister’s house to find the chess trophies that he knows must be up there somewhere.

David has lived in London, Baltimore, Prague and New Jersey, but mostly and currently resides in New York City with his wonderful girlfriend and two cats he adopted from a friend who claims his wife and daughter are allergic to them. But, he has found using a product called Allerpet not only reduces his girlfriend's itchiness, it makes both Arizona and Phoenix silky soft.

He has a B.A. in mathematics and computer science with a minor in writing from Drew University.

But what he really wants you to know is that if you click here, you can buy his true (real true, not Stephen Frye true) memoir Typo: The Last American Typesetter or How I Made and Lost $4 Million (An Entrepreneur’s Education).