About dsagman

David Silverman is the author of Typo: The Last American Typesetter or How I Made and Lost $4 Million.

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

The Secret Is A Male Cow

By September 28, 2007

Long ago, far away, I bought a typesetting company in Iowa with my mentor and business partner. Yes, yes, yes, I know I'm an idiot. I am reminded daily. The Wall Street Journal said I was a dope. Business Week … Read More

Persia or Iran?

By September 28, 2007

Persia: Not Ahmadinejad's IranMy girlfriend is Persian, which is a nice way of saying "Iranian" if you live in America and want to draw a line between yourself and, say, ululating, consulate storming terrorists and elected Holocaust deniers. I'm serious. … Read More

East Meets East

By September 28, 2007

I've recently moved in with my girlfriend. She's Persian. I am not. She likes oriental carpets ("Do you know how much these carpets are worth?"). I do not. She likes French provincial furniture ("Do you have a version with more … Read More

Home Improvement Maims Several

By September 27, 2007

Actual bag of bolts from fan kit: I kept everything as required for "preparedness." So you watch out, I'm ready.Me: I've got a drill. Friend on the other end of the phone: Try not to die. It's true, I don't … Read More

Much To Do

By September 27, 2007

An Allergy Free Cat: Is a Happy Cat Here's some of the things I have to do today: Return the electrical breaker I bought that was wrong. Find something of equal or lesser value that I can now consider "free," … Read More

And Johnny, I’d Like to Plug My Book

By September 27, 2007

Johnny Carson: As if you didn't know.I remember as a child watching Carson propping up his guests' latest book on his prop desk (why's he need a desk? he got a stapler in there?) and the camera cuts to a … Read More

Out of Germany

By September 26, 2007

My Mother's Art: My mother was an artitst. Johanna Liebman remarked that it showed none of the horror of most survivor art.In my search for my mother, I have both sought knowledge and intentionally avoided it. For example, the Leo … Read More

Postcards From My Mother’s Holocaust

Postcards From My Mother’s Holocaust
By September 26, 2007

Watching Ken Burns' documentary on the War, I note that it's been ten years since my mother died. When she was alive, her defining features were her inability to locate her reading glasses (which were usually on top of her … Read More