Steven Petrow is a respected journalist and the go-to source for modern manners, as cited by The New York Times, People, Time, and NPR. His usually gentle, often humorous, but always insightful advice has made him a nationally recognized expert. In addition to his five etiquette books, Petrow previously wrote the "Civilities" column for The Washington Post; and writes the "Manners Hero" for Parade and "Medical Manners" for Everyday Health. Previously, he penned The New York Times's "Civil Behavior" column. He's a former president of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association.