A Little About Tracy

Making & Breaking the Rules
Tracy Beckerman writes the syndicated humor column, LOST IN SUBURBIA® which is carried weekly by Gatehouse Media.  Her column is distributed to over 600 community newspapers and 555 local market websites that reach more that 21 million people in 36 states.

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where you can see her
When she's not busy writing her humor column, folding laundry and cleaning up after the dog, Tracy loves to speak at writers conferences and schools and attend other literary events. Here is her upcoming schedule: April 5 - April 7 Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop Speaker Dayton, OH April 29 - May 5 Taos Writing Retreat Attendee Taos, New Mexico MAY…


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Sample Columns For Whom the Vole Tolls I saw it out of the corner of my eye as it darted from under the entertainment unit in the family room around the corner and into the kitchen. Of course, I wasn’t really sure if it was anything more than a dust bunny. However, it’s pretty unusual to see a dust bunny…


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AN IN-DEMAND PRESENTER AND MENTOR, Tracy Beckerman has helped hundreds of writers expand their skills and their reach, and inspire them to go for their writing dreams. As a mom, a humorist, a syndicated columnist, a published author, and an expert in social media marketing and branding for writers, she brings a wealth of experience and a unique blend of…

Tracy’s New Book

It's a suburban jungle out there...

When syndicated columnist Tracy Beckerman trades in her TV job and cool NYC existence for the New Jersey suburbs, she doesn’t expect to also trade in her entire identity. But her new life as a stay-at-home mom knocks her for a loop in more ways than one. From the embarrassment of being ticketed while driving in her bathrobe to the challenge of making friends in the land of big hair and minivans, Beckerman shares her struggles with self-deprecating humor as she endeavors to reclaim her “cool.”…

Lost in Suburbia

The Blog

Lost in Suburbia had me snorting with laughter throughout. It’s painfully relatable and simply hilarious. If you’ve ever looked at your suburban life with kids and wondered how the hell you got there, this book is for you.” –Jill Smokler, New York Times bestselling author of “Confessions of a Scary Mommy”
“When you put this book down to drive the carpool, you’ll miss your new best friend.” Gwendolen Gross, author of the best selling novel, “The Orphan Sister”
“I love this woman!” Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess, and author of New York Times Best Seller, “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened”
“Beckerman is the girlfriend you wish you had when you were expecting and the cool mom you stalk at Mommy & Me.” –Lela Davidson, author of “Blacklisted from the PTA”
“Beckerman’s effervescent, irreverent humor is peppered with heartfelt poignancy in this most relatable memoir about motherhood and re-discovering your bad-mom self” Jenny Gardiner, author of #1 Kindle Bestseller “SLIM TO NONE”
Lost in Suburbia offers witty solace to every woman who has swapped high heels for high chairs and wondered if she’d ever get her mojo back.” –Celia Rivenbark, author of the New York Times bestseller,“Stop Dressing Your Six Year Old Like a Skank”
“Tracy is hilarious, a bit biting, and not afraid as she should be that her mother still may hit her.” –Laurie Notaro, New York Times Best-selling author of “The Idiot Girls’ Action-Adventure Club”
“I am a man and I am not in touch with my feminine side because I don’t have a feminine side.  So when I tell you that Lost in Suburbia made me laugh, it’s because it’s really, really funny.  There’s stuff for guys in here… I swear on my high testosterone levels!” –W. Bruce Cameron, author of the New York Times bestselling novel, “A Dog’s Purpose,” and the New York Times best selling book, “8 Simple Rules for Dating my Teenage Daughter”
“Reading Lost in Suburbia, locked in my bathroom all alone, I laughed, I cried (from laughing), and then I laughed some more. When you’re feeling overwhelmed by the maddening, mind-numbing demands of motherhood, get Lost in Suburbia. You’ll be so glad you did.” –Jenna McCarthy, author of “If it was Easy, They’d Call the Whole Damn Thing a Honeymoon,” and “The Parent Trip: From High Heels and Parties to High Chairs and Potties
“Tracy Beckerman’s writing is clever, funny and always relatable. You’ll read this book and wish she lived next door!” –Robin O’Bryant author of “Ketchup is a Vegetable and Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves”
“Tracy writes with an enticing and entertaining combination of great wit and wild abandon. If you love hilarious writing and women who are unafraid to say it all, this book more than delivers.” –Susan Reinhardt, author of “Chimes from a Cracked Southern Belle,” “Not Tonight Honey, Wait ‘Til I’m a Size 6,” and “Dishing with the Kitchen Virgin.”