Steven Carter is the author of twenty-two books, including The New York Times bestseller "Men Who Can't Love" (over 4 million copies in print worldwide), "What Smart Women Know", "He's Scared, She's Scared", "Getting to Commitment", “Men Like Women Who Like Themselves” and “This Is How Love Works.” Carter, who has been writing about relationships for over twenty years with co-author Julia Sokol, coined the phrase `commitmentphobia' and is recognized as the foremost expert on the subject of commitment and commitmentphobia.
Carter has been a frequent guest on the most popular national television talk shows, including Oprah (5 times), The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, Donahue, Geraldo, E!, Charlie Rose and Politically Incorrect. He is also a regular contributor to dozens of popular magazines and various newspapers (The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, etc.). He has most recently been featured in The Wall Street Journal and PARADE.
Steven Carter and co-author Julia Sokol will conduct hundreds of interviews to prepare for a book, but what makes their work so appealing and so different is their willingness to include their personal history of relationship struggles and their personal success stories in the creation of their work. Carter is an expert who does not lecture from a pedestal, but instead, talks to the reader from a place of genuine empathy and understanding.
"Men Who Can't Love", which is featured in the popular films When Harry Met Sally (Billy Crystal/Meg Ryan) and The Mexican (Julia Roberts/Brad Pitt/James Gandolfini), has been translated into twenty-five languages over the past twenty years. In April 2009, three Carter/Sokol books appeared in the Katherine Heigl film The Ugly Truth. More than three dozen foreign editions of "What Smart Women Know", "He's Scared, She's Scared", "What Really Happens in Bed", "Men Like Women Who Like Themselves" and "Getting to Commitment" have been published worldwide.
In 2007 What Smart Women Know climbed to the top of Brazil’s bestseller lists. It stayed on these lists for a record-breaking 110 weeks. In April of 2008, Men Like Women Who Like Themselves (the sequel to What Smart Women Know) joined its sibling on Brazil’s bestseller lists for 55 weeks. The books were published in Brazil by Editora Sextante, publisher of Paul Coelho, Dan Brown, Augusto Cury, and Stephenie Meyer. Carter's first two Brazilian titles have "evergreen" status at Editora Sextante and were featured at the 2011 Bienal do Livros in Rio de Janeiro. Carter now makes at least three trips a year to Brazil, and contributes to various newspapers and magazines throughout Brazil.
Steven Carter lives in Los Angeles, California. His most recent book for the American market, a study of intimacy and narcissism (Help! I’m In Love With A Narcissist), was published by M.Evans & Co. in 2005. Os Segredos das Mulheres Inteligentes was published by Editora Sextante in 2010. The Amazon Kindle edition was released in the United States in December of 2011 under the title: Love & Self-Esteem: What the Smartest Women Know.