Stuart R. Kaplan first became interested in the world of tarot at the Nuremberg Toy Fair. Since then he has studies every existing deck, and is considered the leading authority on tarot card symbolism. He lectures extensively, has appeared on TV and radio talk shows, and has authored several previous book on tarot.
He is president of U.S Games Systems, inc. (Stamford, CT), the largest publisher of tarot decks and related books and games. The Stuart and Marilyn R. Kaplan Playing Card Collection is one of the largest privately held collections of tarot decks and books in the world.