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Steve Santagati    

Author of "The Manual...A True Bad Boy Explains..." and inspiration behind the feature film "The Ugly Truth"

Steve Santagati is the NY times best selling author of "The Manual...A True Bad Boy Explains..." a 22 year seasoned TV personality, America's #1 relationship expert, and president of Bad Boys Finish First Inc., a registered trademark brand and lifestyle. He embodies a rare combination of television savvy and real-life relationship experience. Television producers, newspapers, and magazines gravitate toward his no nonsense approach to relationship advice. He has frequently appeared on "The Today Show," "Oprah," "Dr. Phil," "Rachael Ray," "Tyra," NBC,ABC, CBS, FOX,CNN, 20/20, MTV, and VH1.

His on-camera television experience also extends to a long history of appearing in countless TV commercials, and hosting numerous shows; including weekend anchor/producer on "Extra," reporter on "American Journal," and host of "Bachelorettes in Alaska," "Man vs. Beast," "World Gone Wild," "Drive Shaft" on Fox, and many others.

Steve was an editor-at-large for Men's Journal magazine and a contributor to Jane magazine.

Steve is the inspiration behind the movie "The Ugly Truth" starring Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler (he plays Steve).

Additionally, Steve has been quoted in Rabbi Shmuly's "Kosha Sutra" book and is frequently solicited to offer endorsements on the back of leading psychologists' books, many of which he has worked with.

Steve has always been a mover-and-shaker. By the time he turned 21, he held a college degree with honors from Emerson College, owned a company selling jeans to Bloomingdales and Filenes, and had launched a modeling career that would soon span two decades and include clients like Gap, Armani, Gillette, Vogue, and GQ.

There aren't many extreme sports that Steve hasn't tried, and his adventures have taken him around the world, from the Amazon to Everest: He's called Australia, Italy, and Japan "home." He also designed and built his own house, a 300-acre homestead in Vermont.

His highly praised book, "The MANual," was not even on shelves for two months when it became a New York Times and Amazon Best Seller.

Steve has been doling out relationship advice for a long time, much of it drawn from his own personal experience and unorthodox, yet scientific, field research as a three-decade serial dater and wild life host and enthusiast. His quote: "Who knows more about crime than a criminal?" is the root of why men and women can rely on his expertise.

He compliments his experience with intense research and the knowledge he has accumulated from the people he has advised. Moreover, he hasn't just read about the intricacies of relationships; he lived them, and still is today. He believes that there is no substitute for real life experience, and tells women what is really going on in a way that they can instantly practice in the real world.

"The MANual" is now in over 19 countries and 15 languages.

Steve currently works out of Los Angeles, but travels frequently to surf, kiteboard or flyfish every chance he gets.


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