Brad Miser has written more than 25 books about computers and related technology,
with his favorite topics being anything that starts with a lowercase i, such as the
iPod and iTunes. In addition to Absolute Beginner's Guide to iPod and iTunes, Third
Edition, Brad has written Mac User's Guide to Living Wirelessly; Pimping Your Mac Mini;
Special Edition Using Mac OS X, Tiger; Special Edition Using Mac OS X, v10.3 Panther;
Absolute Beginner's Guide to Homeschooling; Mac OS X and iLife: Using iTunes, iPhoto,
iMovie, and iDVD; iDVD 3 Fast & Easy; Special Edition Using Mac OS X v10.2; and Using
Mac OS 8.5. He has also been an author, a development editor, or a technical editor
on more than 50 other titles. He has written numerous articles in MacAddict magazine
and has been a featured speaker on various topics at Macworld Expo, at user
group meetings, and in other venues.
Brad is a solutions consultant, meaning that he helps customers understand how to
benefit from the software that the company he works for produces. Previously, he was
the director of product and customer services for a software development company
and the manager of education and support services for a different software company.
He was also the lead proposal specialist for an aircraft engine manufacturer, a
development editor for a computer book publisher, and a civilian aviation test
officer/engineer for the U.S. Army. Brad holds a Bachelor of Science degree in
mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis
Obispo and has received advanced education in maintainability engineering,
business, and other topics.
In addition to his passion for technology, Brad likes to ride his motorcycle whenever
and wherever possible. A native of California, Brad now lives in Brownsburg, Indiana, with his wife, Amy;
their three daughters, Jill, Emily, and Grace; and a rabbit named Bun-Bun.
Brad would love to hear about your experiences with this book (the good, the bad,
and the ugly). Please visit his website at web.mac.com/bradmacosx/ to send an email