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GateHouse columnist Tracy Beckerman releases book, starts national tour
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Tracy Beckerman
April 23, 2013 12:01 a.m.

Tracy Beckerman, longtime writer of the "Lost in Suburbia" column for GateHouse Media, has released her debut book, "Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir," nationwide and is currently on a media tour.

While the humor shines through in "Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir of How I Got Pregnant, Lost Myself, and Got My Cool Back in the New Jersey Suburbs," it is also the story of a woman challenging the norm and working through the process of self-exploration. Through her daily struggles with identity and self-confidence, Beckerman finds her way to the other side with her ability to find the funny in the everyday… and of course a cool haircut, jeans that fit, and a new outlook on motherhood.

"Momoir" is available in paperback and e-reader formats at Barnes & Noble/BN.com and Amazon.com.

Beckerman's debut memoir follows her journey from single, city gal to stay at home mom in the suburbs. The reluctant move left Beckerman feeling lost and unfulfilled, until she figured out how to reclaim her inner cool. Her own struggles inspired Beckerman to start writing and ultimately launch the Cool Mom tour.

Along with the release of her new book, she will be providing “Unleash Your Inner Cool” makeovers to help moms feel like themselves again. She is exploring ways to share tips on everything from kid and adult friendly recipes to simple ways to drop those pesky "baby pounds."

Look for Tracy on her "Cool Mom Book & Blow Dry Bar Tour":

  • April 24: Watchung Books Event (Montclair, N.J.) @ 7 PM
  • April 25: Tour Event in Charlotte (The Blo Out, 1518 E. 3rd Street Suite #100) @ 6 PM
  • April 26: Tour Event in Atlanta (Blo Beauty Bar, 2565 Apple Valley Rd NE) @ 6 PM
  • May 2: Girls Night Out Event (Summit, N.J.) @ 5 PM
  • May 8: Tour Event in Los Angeles (Blow Angels, 11659 Santa Monica Blvd) @ 6 PM
  • May 9: Interview with Mom Talk Radio (airs May 12 at http://www.momtalkradio.com)
  • May 12: Listen to Your Mother Show at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York @ 5 PM
  • May 15: Tour Event in Washington, D.C. area (Lux Studios, 4711 Montgomery Ln, Bethesda, Md.) @ 6 PM
  • May 16: Tour Event in Chicago (Blow-by-Blow, 67 E. Oak Street, 3rd Floor) @ 6 PM
  • May 17: Watch Tracy on WGN Morning News; book signing at Barbara's Bookstore, 233 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago
  • June 2nd: New Providence (N.J.) Library Event @ 2 PM

Beckerman has been likened to writer Erma Bombeck for her humorous take on serious life issues for moms in the burbs, the hunt to re-find their "inner cool" and the humor in everyday parenting. She has been featured on NBC's "Today," CBS' "The Early Show," LX New York and Better TV as a mommy expert with a humorous twist.

She began writing after she moved with two young children to the suburbs of New Jersey from New York City as a way to find herself in and share a few laughs about the endless sea of "mom bob" haircuts, minivans, and coordinated tennis outfits. What started out as a single column for a local paper a few years ago turned into a hit and now runs nationally in over 400 newspapers, 250 websites and reaches nearly 10 million readers in 25 states. Her latest blog posts and column articles on marriage, funny family anecdotes, and being a "cool mom" in the suburbs can be found on her LOST IN SUBURBIA® blog (which won her the title of "America's Top Blogger" by The Balancing Act in 2010). You can read it here: http://lostinsuburbiablog.com.

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