Tracy Beckerman began writing after moving with her family from New York City to the New Jersey suburbs as a way to find herself and share a few laughs about the endless sea of malls, minivans and coordinated tennis outfits. What started out as a single column for a New Jersey newspaper, “Lost in Suburbia” is now nationally syndicated in more than 550 markets, reaching more than 23 million readers in 36 states. Tracy has written two books and has contributed to three anthologies and is working on her third memoir. In her latest book, Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir: How I Got Pregnant, Lost Myself and Got My Cool Back in the New Jersey Suburbs, she divulges her funny and heartwarming missteps in parenting and daily life. Tracy also has appeared on numerous television programs, including The Today Show and CBS Early Show, and has contributed to such online sites as Huffington Post, Working Mother and Blogher. She credits the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop with helping her find her funny bone and discover her passion for writing.