Steven Petrow is an award-winning journalist and book author who is best known for his Washington Post and New York Times essays on aging, health, and civility. He’s also an opinion columnist for USA Today, where he writes about civil discourse and manners. "Steven has long been an eloquent voice for civility in public discourse, and such a voice is needed now more than ever," editorial page editor Bill Sternberg said in a release. Steven's 2019 TED Talk, “3 Ways to Practice Civility” has been viewed more than 1.8 million times and translated into 13 languages.
Steven's next book, Stupid Things I Won’t Do When I Get Old, will be published in 2021. He is the author of five other books, the most recent of which is Steven Petrow’s Complete Gay & Lesbian Manners. You’re likely to hear Steven when you turn on NPR’s “All Things Considered Weekend,” or one of your favorite — or least favorite — TV networks. Steven also served as the host and executive producer of "The Civilist," a podcast from Public Radio International and North Carolina Public Radio WUNC.
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Based on his wildly popular New York Times essay, "Things I'll Do Differently When I Get Old," award-winning journalist Steven Petrow rewrites the rules of aging (while infusing them with large dose of his signature humor, poignancy, and truth) in this must-have book for everyone on the cusp of or even just contemplating their "sunset years."
For fans of David Sedaris and Nora Ephron, a humorous, irreverent, and poignant look at the gifts, stereotypes, and inevitable challenges of aging, based on award-winning journalist Steven Petrow's wildly popular New York Times essay, "Things I'll Do Differently When I Get Old."