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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.”
Beckerman reveals the universal trials, tribulations, and triumphs of every mom who has to figure out how to stay sane while fishing Barbie heads out of the toilet; how to laugh when your kid asks the fat cop at the donut shop if he’s having a baby; and how to look good when your post-baby butt is so big you want to hang a “Caution: Wide Load” sign behind you.
At once irreverent, hilarious, and keenly observed, Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir is about what you give up to become a mother—and what you get back.
PRAISE FOR LOST IN SUBURBIA: A MOMOIR. HOW I GOT PREGNANT, LOST MYSELF, AND GOT MY COOL BACK IN THE NEW JERSEY SUBURBS
“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”
“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”
Tracy Beckerman is convinced she was abducted by aliens and dropped off in the suburbs of New Jersey. How else could she explain the fact that one minute she was a single city chick shopping sample sales, and the next, a married mother of two picking through garage sales? In this hilarious romp through the well-manicured lawns of suburbia, Beckerman takes on everyone from psycho mall moms to sinister tennis moms, and proves you don’t have to drive a minivan to make it it in the ‘burbs. Straight from the pages of her hugely successful syndicated humor column, LOST IN SUBURBIA®, Tracy Beckerman’s Rebel without a Minivan is an irreverent and entertaining ride that will leave you snorting with laughter and cheering in the checkout aisles. Find out why ducks fear her, the DMV loathes her, and nearly a million readers of her column adore her.
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PRAISE FOR REBEL WITHOUT A MINIVAN: OBSERVATIONS ON LIFE IN THE ‘BURBS
The Star-Ledger: “If you live in suburban New Jersey, have a couple of kids and are still desperately trying to retain just a little of your former hipness, Tracy Beckerman is telling your story.”
NJ Monthly Magazine: “In her irreverent collection of essays, Rebel Without a Minivan, Tracy Beckerman finds the humor in her personal transformation from chic city chick to wife and mother in the Jersey ‘burbs. Along the way she battles mall moms, cappuccino baristas, and the dreaded DMV.”
Julie Long, author of “Baby: An Owners Manual”: “Tracy was a hip, cool New York city girl until having a baby forced her into the suburbs of New Jersey. Her essays highlight her foibles and survival strategies adjusting to the double-whammy of motherhood and suburban life.”
Role Mommy: “In Rebel without a Minivan, the fabulously gifted syndicated humor writer Tracy Beckerman shares an incredible collection of essays on what it’s like to be a former city slicker living life in the ‘burbs. No matter which story you select, you’ll find yourself laughing out loud and completely relating to Tracy’s identity crisis.
Our Town News: “(Tracy’s) book is ‘a must-read for anyone in need of a good laugh.’”
Susan Helm, Parenting Author and Editor, Chicken Soup for the Soul: “Tears are running down my face right now because I’m reading Tracy Beckerman’s ‘Rebel without a Minivan.’ The reason? I can’t stop laughing!
Tracy Beckerman writes the syndicated humor column and blog LOST IN SUBURBIA®, which is carried by over 400 newspapers in 25 states and on 250 related websites to approximately 10 million readers. She appears frequently on TV and radio and does stand-up comedy about how to be a cool mom in the suburbs. Yes, she knows that is an oxymoron.
Tracy lives in the suburbs of New Jersey with her husband, two kids, a dog, and four goldfish named Larry.
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