Richie Frieman is a #1 Best Selling and Award Winning Author and Illustrator, who St. Martin’s Press calls, “A modern-day Renaissance man” – an apt description for one of the most diverse and unusual careers. An author of seven books in multiple genres, he became one of the youngest best-selling and award-winning authors in his genres, and was one of the most sought after podcasters in the world.
Born in Richmond, Virginia, Frieman was raised in Baltimore, Maryland, and attended The University of Maryland College Park, graduating in 2001 with a degree in Fine Arts. After graduation, Frieman dove head first into a career in the arts, immersing himself in all areas of illustration, painting, graphics, sculpture, and literature. Not content with sticking to one linear career path, Frieman launched an adventurous career, which including a professional artist, author, illustrator, inventor, and even as an eight-year career as a professional wrestler, known as, “The Thrill From Israel” Buster Maccabi where he earned more than a dozen titles in various federations throughout the country.
In 2010, Macmillan Publishing tapped Frieman to become Modern Manners Guy – the host of a humorous weekly column and podcast about manners and etiquette on the Quick and Dirty Tips network. With over 10 million podcast downloads in over 200 countries, Frieman’s show is ranked as one of the top educational podcasts on iTunes. Based on the success of Modern Manners Guy, St. Martin’s Press commissioned Frieman to write a book about professional etiquette in the office place. The result is, Reply All… And Other Ways to Tank Your Career which is now available worldwide, on the shelves of all major booksellers, in print, ebook, and audio formats. REPLY ALL… (a best seller) features Frieman’s unique and humorous insight about manners in the work place, along with interviews he conducted with some of the world’s most famous CEOs, entrepreneurs and industry tastemakers, about their own experiences working their way up the corporate ladder. He holds back no punches and always tells it how it should be said.
In 2018 he debuted the premier edition of his Maddy & Cole series, Maddy & Cole (Vol.1): The Food Truck Grand Prix, which takes you on an adventurous ride filled with heart warming twists and gut wrenching turns through the delicious world of an elite food truck competition. It led him to a National Indie Excellence Award and a Purple Dragon Fly Award.
Frieman success has landed him on media outlets across the globe, appearing live on numerous radio and TV shows, including MSBNC and FOX News Entertainment. His advice has been featured in Time Magazine, Money Magazine, Forbes Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, Huffington Post, Fast Company, USA Today, Fox Business News, FHM, Publishers Weekly, Parade, Sharp Magazine, Shape Magazine, MO.com, HOW, The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore’s Child, Patch.com, The MRKETPlace, The Daily Journal, Baltimore Examiner, The Jewish Times, and Under 30 CEO Magazine, just to name a few.
Frieman currently lives in Owings Mills, Maryland with his beautiful wife Jamie, their amazing daughter Maddy, beautiful son, Cole, and an incredibly hyper pup, Tucker. For more information on Richie Frieman, please visit www.RichieFrieman.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/RichieFrieman and on Instagram/Twitter @RichieFrieman