Ross Petras

Ross Petras

I’m half of a brother-and-sister writing team which has written numerous non-fiction books, including the New York Times bestseller You’re Saying It Wrong, That Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means, and the newest in the series, Awkword Moments. We also do a podcast about words with NPR affilliate KMUW called, like the book, You’re Saying It Wrong, We've also compiled a series of bestselling quote books like Age Doesn't Matter Unless You're a Cheese and It Always Seems Impossible Until It's Done, as well as the page-a-day calendar The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said (now in its 25th year) and its counterpart The 365 Smartest Things Ever Said, and have over 5.8 million copies of our work in print. On the non-writing side of things, I’m a Brown University graduate who, after a very brief foray into international banking (too many numbers), served as a Foreign Service officer overseas and in Washington. I collect (and sell) rare books (chiefly early printed books in Latin and Greek), and read, write, or speak, with (very varying) degrees of proficiency Latin, Greek, Arabic and French. I love reading -- and watching - vintage sci fi and 1930s romantic comedy.
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