Sunday, February 07, 2010

March 23: Robin Abrahams and Susan Barr-Toman

Robin Abrahams writes the popular “Miss Conduct” social advice column for the Boston Globe Sunday magazine. Miss Conduct’s Mind Over Manners is her first book.
A Cambridge resident with a PhD. in research psychology from Boston University, Robin also works as a research associate at Harvard Business School. Previous jobs include theater publicist, organizational-change communications manager, editor, stand-up comedian, and professor of psychology and writing. She occasionally writes for the science-humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research and performs in Improbable Research cabarets.
Robin blogs six days a week at and at, and conducts online chats twice a month on

Susan Barr-Toman was born and raised in Philadelphia where she still lives with her husband and two children and where she teaches writing at Temple University. When Love Was Clean Underwear, her debut novel, was selected by Ann Hood as the winner of the Many Voices Project's Fiction Prize 2007.
Currently, she’s working on a collection of connected stories called Breathing Water. She just completed Mary Mulgrew, What Did You Do? a children's book with her sister artist Sarah Barr.
Her blog Philly Word of Mouth features information about author readings and events in the Philadelphia area.