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Tracy Beckerman is Lost in Suburbia and trying to hold onto just a little bit of her former, COOL, pre-mom self!
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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
May 5, 2013 12:01 a.m.

Heather's cupcakesWhen last we left off, I had just wrapped up my book tour stop in Charlottte. We barely had time to bask in the afterglow of a major cupcake binge, when I had to pack up and head to Atlanta.
Since Charlotte is not all that far from Atlanta, I figured it would be an easy jump across the state and then I could just relax for a couple of hours before the next event.
That was the plan.
But I failed to take into account the possibility that the airline would lose my pop up banner. View More: <a href=http://jenniferleephotography.pass.us/lostinsuburbianyc" src="http://lostinsuburbiablog.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/c2a9jenniferlee_lost-in-suburbia-launchparty-061-copy.jpg?w=300&h=199" width="300" height="199" />In case you were wondering, the pop up banner is the big sign I took to all my events that has the names and logos of all my sponsors. It weighs 20 pounds and is 6 feet by 4 feet when opened. How someone can lose something the size of two golf bags is beyond me, but they did. So instead of chilling in Atlanta, I ended up freaking in the Atlanta airport for a couple of hours.
The good news is, they found the banner. And we still had time to go find another Mellow Mushroom and get more pizza for lunch!
The Atlanta event was a blast. Screen Shot 2013-05-04 at 8.58.53 PMOur host, Melissa from Blo Beauty Bar put out a fabulous spread including strawberries and truffles, chips and salsa, and asparagus rolled in sopressata salami. Her team gave everyone with hair longer than mine gorgeous blowouts. And the guests all got a chance to sample some Cool Mom Margaritas made from Sinless Cocktail mix.
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My good friend Danica and her team from the social media marketing agency, Everywhere brought wine and helped me welcome all of their Atlanta friends. Our sponsors Theraderm, Living Fresh, and Office Candy were also on hand with gift baskets and products samples for all the guests.
Screen Shot 2013-05-04 at 9.11.39 PMNot to pick favorites, but I have to admit, my best guest was my friend Desiree’s daughter. She helped us out greeting people and serving hors d’oeuvres. And she and her mom stopped at a bookstore to pick up a couple of copies of my book to bring to the party when the box of books I was supposed to have delivered never showed up (are you sensing a theme here?).
In spite of a couple of bumps in the road, we had a great time! I’m now halfway through the “Lost in Suburbia Cool Mom Book and Blow Dry Bar Tour!” Next stop: Los Angeles!!
But before that happens, I have a couple of other cool things going on!
*If you happen to live in the New York tri-state area, Tune into Good Day New York on Fox 5 Monday morning at 9:20am where I will be chatting with Rosanna Scotto!!
*Looking ahead, I will also be on Fox 5 Morning News in the Washington DC area on Tuesday, May 14th at 9:15am. Please check that out if you live in MD, DC or VA.
*My Today Show appearance has been rescheduled for May 20th! Please watch NBC between 9 and 10am or set your DVR to see me with Hoda and Kathie Lee!
Who’s writing about Lost in Suburbia?
One of my Atlanta guests, Sweetie Berry (don’t you love her name?) did a great wrap up of the Atlanta party. You can read her post here. Another new friend, Trina, showed off the aweseome pants she wore to the Atlanta party on her blog, Baby Shopaholic.
I did an in-depth interview for Jewish Women’s Magazine. You can check that out here.
There are some great reviews of Lost in Suburbia on Celebrity Parents Magazine, Shelf-Awareness.com,, Barista Kids, and Gatehouse Media.
I just added some more dates for bookstore events around the country, so check out the Book Tour page to see what’s new!
Hope to see you at one of these locations!

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