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Nationally syndicated columnist and author Tracy Beckerman is \x34Lost in Suburbia\x34 managing the chaos with a healthy dose of humor. Her next book, a \x34momoir,\x34 will be published in spring 2013. She contributes to many online mom sites, ...
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Nationally syndicated columnist and author Tracy Beckerman is Lost in Suburbia managing the chaos with a healthy dose of humor. Her next book, a momoir, will be published in spring 2013. She contributes to many online mom sites, including www.todaysmama.com, www.rolemommy.com and www.newjerseymomsblog.com and is an official blogger for Lifetime Television's hit show, The Balancing Act. 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, Ohio. Before she became a columnist, Beckerman was a writer and producer in the television industry for 10 years, managing the advertising & promotion department at WCBS-TV New York. Tracy is married to a very understanding guy. They have two children and live in New Jersey where she writes, does battle with woodchucks and avoids, at all costs, driving a minivan.
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By lostinsuburbiablog
April 5, 2013 11:20 a.m.

mom crossing

This morning I had an appearance on the a.m. talk show “Live From the Couch,” which airs on WLNY TV55 in New York and Connecticut. Since I was going on to talk about how I got my cool back in the New Jersey suburbs, I thought I should dress like someone who did, in fact get her cool back. I wore an awesome blue and black leather colorblock dress, a black and white striped trench coat and knee high black suede boots. I was rocking it.

After I parked the car, I started strutting my stuff down 57th street as I headed toward the studios at CBS. People nodded at me as I walked by and I thought, “Yuh-huh, they think I’m cool.” One guy in particular seemed very impressed with my outfit and actually fell in step behind me and started clearing his throat. Finally he caught up with me and said,

“Excuse me,”

“Yes,” I beamed. I figured he wanted my autograph or something.

He pointed to my feet. “You have a trail of toilet paper stuck to the bottom of your shoe.”

* * *

On the set of "Live from the Couch"

On the set of “Live from the Couch”

I had a great time on “Live from the Couch” and loved chatting with John Elliot, Carolina Bermudez and Lisa Kerney. Lisa and Carolina are both actually pregnant, although you can’t tell when they are sitting down because unlike me, they are cute little pregnant women, whereas I was a pregnant house.
The good news was, I did, in fact, remove the toilet paper from the bottom of my shoe before I got on TV so I was able to keep up the ruse that I am a cool suburban mom… until I let the cat out of the bag that I used to wear mom jeans.

stormtroopersWe talked a lot about what it was like to live in the suburbs, as though it were another planet, which is not that off base considering some of the scary aliens I have met in the ‘burbs. Aliens must have been the theme for the show today because they also had R2D2 and some Storm troopers in the studio.

* * *

“Live from the Couch” was actually my second TV appearance since I started my book tour. The first one was on “Good Day Dallas.” I had a great time talking to Lauren Pryzbyl, who was also pregnant (hmm.. wonder why they keep having me interviewed by pregnant women. Are you sensing a theme here??) I gave her some parenting advice about kids and puppies.
Here is a clip of that interview:
Book Store Signings:
BooktowneLast night I had the pleasure of speaking at BookTowne in Manasquan. Many thanks to the owner, Rita, who is just as lovely as they come, and all the ladies who came to the event! If you are ever in the area, you must stop by BookTowne. It is just the most wonderful little book shop with a huge selection and amazing people to help you find the perfect book to curl up… which hopefully, will be “Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir!”
The next bookstore I’ll be at is BookEnds in Ridgewood, New Jersey with the fabulous Jill Smokler (aka Scary Mommy) who also has a new book coming out called “Motherhood Comes Naturally (and other vicious lies).” Bookends is at 221 E. Ridgewood Ave. We will be there at 7:00pm on April 10th and would LOVE you to come hang out with us!!
There are a couple more blogs posting interviews and guest posts about “Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir” Today.
Please check out my friend Jen’s blog, “Mommy B Knows Best” where she let me share her space and talk about what it takes to be a perfect parent (hint: I have no idea. I dropped my son three times when he was born. Fortunately babies bounce.)
I also wrote about the birth of my book baby in my newspaper column this week. You can read the latest Lost in Suburbia column, “Rock a Bye Baby,” HERE.
And please visit the following blogs to WIN A COPY OF LOST IN SUBURBIA!
Not a Super Mom
Books I Think You Should Read
Good Girl Gone Redneck
All in an Iowa Mom’s Day
And don’t forget to check out the great products from my book tour sponsors! I’m loving the skin care line from Theraderm, the cute and sassy home office accessories from Office Candy, and the super soft, hotel quality linens from Living Fresh Collection!
And of course, please download or buy a hard copy of my book, “Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir. How I Got Pregnant, Lost Myself, and Got My Cool Back in the New Jersey Suburbs” so I can afford to pay someone to tell me when I have toilet paper on the bottom of my shoe.
Wishing you all a good weekend!

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