About the Author
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The author grew up outside of Buffalo in Snyder, New York. In 1959 he graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in business administration and went on to serve as a lieutenant with the US Navy in the Far East. Upon leaving active service, the author lived and worked in the Philippines, Hong Kong, Korea, and Japan. While living in Asia, he was involved in a similar publication, The Gentleman's Guide to Hong Kong. Returning to the USA Dean lived in Honolulu, Torrance, California, and Amherst, Massachusetts while raising his son Anil.

Dean first set foot in San Miguel de Allende, arriving by train from Mexico City, in November 1990. After a five-month stay, the author returned once more for a two-month visit before becoming a permanent resident of Mexico in September 1993. The author has lived in San Miguel every month of the year, gaining a real feel for and understanding of the town and people. He can often be seen with backpack and sombrero on the streets of San Miguel gathering material for the next edition. Don't hesitate to introduce yourself and get your book autographed.