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Richie Frieman, Modern Manners Guy

St. Martin’s Press calls Richie Frieman "a modern day Renaissance man" – an apt description for one of the most diverse and unusual careers in a young man of 34. His humorous and distinct voice stems from his rather colorful career history, which includes professional artist, professional wrestler and kids clothing entrepreneur. Frieman is most known as the world renowned manners/etiquette writer known as Modern Manners Guy for QuickAndDirtyTips.com – a humorous weekly column and podcast about manners and etiquette. His new book, "REPLY ALL... And Other Ways To Tank Your Career" (St. Martin's Press) is now available worldwide in paperback, ebook and audiobook.

10 Things Nobody Tells You About Buying an Engagement Ring

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I don't think many people -- men and women -- quite understand the roller coaster of emotions a person goes through while shopping for and picking out an engagement ring. It happened to me. Despite the joy that came with popping the question (I proposed to my wife 8 years ago), I wish I had... read more
Accept that you might not actually be able to press pause on the compulsive wedding chatter. Hey, you're excited, and that's cool! But expecting one or two people to listen to all of it? Too much. Share the love. Spread the obsessing out over a wider circle of friends (that's what cubemates are for, right?) and space it out, so you can spare them all, including your fiance, from bride (that would be you) burnout.
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