Dan Gookin has been writing about technology for over 20 years. He combines his love of writing with his gizmo fascination to create books that are informative and entertaining and not boring. Having written more than 115 titles with 12 million copies in print translated into more than 30 languages, Dan can attest that his method of crafting computer tomes seems to work.
Perhaps his most famous title is the original DOS For Dummies, published in 1991. It became the world's fastest-selling computer book, at one time moving more copies per week than the New York Times number-one best seller (though as a reference, his book couldn't be listed on the NYT Best Seller list). That book spawned the entire line of For Dummies books, which remains a publishing phenomenon to this day.
Dan's most popular titles include Word For Dummies, Laptops For Dummies, and Troubleshooting Your PC For Dummies. He also maintains the vast and helpful Web page
Dan holds a degree in communications/visual arts from the University of California, San Diego. He lives in the Pacific Northwest, where he enjoys spending time with his sons and playing video games inside while they watch the gentle woods of Idaho.