Robin Abrahams's first book, Miss Conduct's Mind over Manners, was published in May 2009 as a paperback original by Times Books. Robin writes the popular "Miss Conduct" social advice column for the Boston Globe Sunday magazine; she also blogs 24/6 at and conducts online chats twice a month on

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 is married to Marc Abrahams, the founder of the Ig Nobel Prizes, and is one of the organizers of the annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony. She occasionally writes for the science-humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research and performs in Improbable Research cabarets.