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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!
Don’t Talk to The Today Show When You Have a Dog with Housebreaking Issues in the Room
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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 \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, including www.todaysmama.com, www.rolemommy.com and www.newjerseymomsblog.com and is an official blogger for Lifetime Television's hit show, \x34The Balancing Act.\x34 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 9, 2013 11:21 a.m.

A lot of people ask me how I’m always able to find the humor in situations that do not, at first glance, seem so humorous. My answer is that I can’t. Not right away, anyway. Sometimes it takes a little while and some distance to see how funny something is.

For instance yesterday I had a pre-interview on the phone with The Today Show producers for the segment I will be doing next week. But just as I got on the conference call, the dog walked into the kitchen, squatted, and started to pee all over the floor.

11187_10152638076125354_2123667984_n copyNo, not pee. Flood. For like five straight minutes. It was like the Niagara Falls of dog pee. I’ve never seen anything like it except from a horse once.

I immediately jumped up to grab some paper towels to throw on the tsunami, and in doing so, somehow managed to toss the phone across the room.

No, not toss. Hurl. Like I was an olympic cell phone shot putter. It slammed to the floor and When I picked it up, there was no one there.

Yes, I hung up on The Today Show.

Funny when it happened? Not so much. Funny now? Absolutely. Especially since they did in fact answer when I called them back and we were able to start over… this time with the dog outside and the phone duct taped to my ear.

The moral of the story is always walk your dog before you talk to The Today Show. And keep a bucket on hand in case you forget.

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On the set of "Live from the Couch"

On the set of “Live from the Couch”

Meanwhile back in book land, I had another TV appearance which was far less eventful and a lot of fun. I was “Live From the Couch” on WLNY TV55 and I had a great time talking with John Elliot and his two very pregnant co-hosts Caroline Bermudez and Lisa Kerney. You can check out the segment HERE!

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The Blog Tour

Thanks again to my amazing blog friends who keep showing my book the love on their sites! Today, Una LaMarche wrote something on her site, The Sassy Curmudgeon, that had me in the same space as Weird Al Yankovic. This would be the first time I have ever been mentioned in the same breath as Weird Al and I have to admit, I’m kinda flattered. Intrigued? You can read her post HERE.

There is also a great review of “Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir” in the Metro chain of papers. You can read that review HERE.

Finally, if you didn’t get a chance to see my latest newspaper column where I announce the birth of my book baby, you can read it by CLICKING HERE

POPLogo_2011UpdateREMINDER: I will be doing a webinar for the group Mothers & More today at 1pm Eastern. It’s called, “Laughing Your Way Through Motherhood.” There is still time to register if you’d like to attend! We will be talking about all things Moms, humor, life in the ‘burbs, Losing your identity, and more!!



To sign up CLICK HERE!

And don’t forget to come join me in Ridgewood, NJ tomorrow night where I will signing copies of my new book along with Jill Smokler (AKA Scary Mommy) at Bookends, 211 E Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood at 7pm!



Hope to see you then!

xo



Tracy

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