Instructor Steve Friedman has won numerous writing awards and been published in more than a dozen anthologies, including The Best of Modern Love, The Bastard on the Couch, The Best American Sports Writing and The Best American Travel Writing.  He wrote the very first Modern Love column published in The New York Times, has authored seven books (including a memoir and two New York Times bestsellers). His personal essays have appeared in GQ, Esquire, Elle, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Outside, New York Magazine among many others. He has taught personal essay writing for the past 13 years in NYC, as well as at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.