Tracy Beckerman writes the syndicated humor column, LOST IN SUBURBIA® which is carried weekly by the NJN Publishing Group, the North Jersey Media Group, The Mahopac News, and the Gatehouse Media chain. In total, her column is carried by over 400 newspapers and more than 250 websites and reaches an audience of nearly 10 million readers in 25 states.
She is also the author of the new humor book, “Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir. How I Got Pregnant, Lost Myself, and Got My Cool Back in the New Jersey Suburbs” (Perigee Books, 2013). Her first book, “Rebel without a Minivan: Observations on Life in the ‘Burbs,” was released in 2008. Additionally, she is a contributor to a humor compilation called, “See Mom Run: Side-Splitting Essays from the World’s Most Harried Moms.” and the new anthology, “Fifty Shades of Funny: Hook ups, Break Ups and Crack Ups.” Beckerman also writes this daily blog which features her musings on marriage, and motherhood, and offers tips for being a cool mom in the suburbs.
In addition to her column, Beckerman has written for the New Jersey Jewish News and wrote the bi-monthly cover story for two years for the Home and Garden section of New Jersey’s largest daily newspaper, The Star-Ledger. She has also contributed to many online mom sites, including Today’s Mama, Role Mommy, and NJ Moms Blog, and is an official blogger for Lifetime Television’s hit show, The Balancing Act. She also blogs for Huffington Post Parents and Aiming Low.
Beckerman has appeared on The Today Show on NBC, the CBS Early Show, LX New York, Better TV, and numerous radio and print interviews speaking about motherhood and life in the ‘burbs. She also does stand-up comedy and has appeared at venues including The Comic Strip Live in NYC and The Erma Bombeck Workshop in Dayton. She was also recently featured in a story about Erma Bombeck on CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood.
Before she became a columnist, Beckerman was a writer and producer in the television industry for ten years, managing the Advertising & Promotion department at WCBS-TV New York, and creating award-winning TV and radio scripts for such clients as Lifetime Television, WCBS-TV, CBS and NBC. Her numerous honors for writing include the prestigious Writer’s Guild of America award, a CLIO, an International Film and Television award, and a New York Emmy®. In 2010 she was voted “America’s Top Blogger” by The Balancing Act and in 2011, she won a National Society of Newspaper Columnists award for humor writing. She is a member of the Erma Bombeck Humor Writer’s Group, and is the on the board of directors of The National Society of Newspaper Columnists