about steven petrow
Steven Petrow is the go-to source on contemporary etiquette, as cited by The New York Times, People, Time, and NPR. His sometimes gentle, sometimes snarky, always insightful advice has made him a nationally recognized expert on modern manners. In addition to his three prize-winning etiquette books, Steven writes the “Civil Behavior” column for The New York Times and is a sought-after speaker on all matters of civilized living in the 21st century.
In all, Steven’s the author of five books and is hard at work on a sixth, Mind Your Digital Manners: Navigating Life in an Age Without Rules. His work has also appeared in Salon, the Daily Beast, the Huffington Post, Life magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and dozens of other media outlets. He’s won numerous writing awards, including grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. A former president of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, he currently lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. More about Steven