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.

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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.

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”
“Beckerman is the girlfriend you wish you had when you were expecting and the cool mom you stalk at Mommy & Me.” –Lela Davidson, author of “Blacklisted from the PTA”
“Beckerman’s effervescent, irreverent humor is peppered with heartfelt poignancy in this most relatable memoir about motherhood and re-discovering your bad-mom self” Jenny Gardiner, author of #1 Kindle Bestseller “SLIM TO NONE”
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”
“I am a man and I am not in touch with my feminine side because I don’t have a feminine side.  So when I tell you that Lost in Suburbia made me laugh, it’s because it’s really, really funny.  There’s stuff for guys in here… I swear on my high testosterone levels!” –W. Bruce Cameron, author of the New York Times bestselling novel, “A Dog’s Purpose,” and the New York Times best selling book, “8 Simple Rules for Dating my Teenage Daughter”
“Reading Lost in Suburbia, locked in my bathroom all alone, I laughed, I cried (from laughing), and then I laughed some more. When you’re feeling overwhelmed by the maddening, mind-numbing demands of motherhood, get Lost in Suburbia. You’ll be so glad you did.” –Jenna McCarthy, author of “If it was Easy, They’d Call the Whole Damn Thing a Honeymoon,” and “The Parent Trip: From High Heels and Parties to High Chairs and Potties
“Tracy Beckerman’s writing is clever, funny and always relatable. You’ll read this book and wish she lived next door!” –Robin O’Bryant author of “Ketchup is a Vegetable and Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves”
“Tracy writes with an enticing and entertaining combination of great wit and wild abandon. If you love hilarious writing and women who are unafraid to say it all, this book more than delivers.” –Susan Reinhardt, author of “Chimes from a Cracked Southern Belle,” “Not Tonight Honey, Wait ‘Til I’m a Size 6,” and “Dishing with the Kitchen Virgin.”