Lost in Suburbia – A Momoir by Tracy Beckerman

April 1, 2013 in review,reviews

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As I sat in the airport Ruby Tuesdays, guffawing about a Joe Jonas/ hot mom interaction gone wrong,  I knew Tracy Beckerman had it. You know, that “It’ factor. That little something that makes you just love a person, especially when they share intimate and sometimes embarrassing encounters in their lives. Tracy is the real deal and you can’t help but feel comfortable when you’re with her and laugh like you’re chatting with a childhood friend. This is why I was so excited to find out that Tracy was releasing book for all of us to enjoy.

Lost In Suburbia: A Momoir

(How I got Pregnant, Lost Myself, and Got My Cool Back in the New Jersey Suburbs)

Tracy Beckerman, Lost in Surburbia, New Jersey Authors

Lost in Suburbia, Tracy’s blog, has been a critical hit, winning awards for years and being marked at Lifetime TV’s Blog of the Year in 2010. Tracy is also a veteran columnist, having been published in over 400 newspapers. What started as a small column in a local NJ paper has turned into a nationwide hit, and you’ll understand why when you read her book, Lost in Suburbia. Tracy hits on all of those wonderful rights of passage when we become new moms: fat pants, sore boobs, and the inevitable change of your name to Mama. But what she does give us in this Momoir, that’s so different from the rest, is hope. Tracy shares openly how moving from New York City, to the suburbs of New Jersey took away who she was; her unique and innate identity. Then she tells us how she fought to get it all back, through highlighting the funny in every situation.

Lost In Suburbia: A Momoir will be available in stores on April 2nd, but you can order it right now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books A Million and Penguin. Trust me, you want this book. Be prepared to tell all of your friends to read it as well. It’s that good.

Disclaimer: I was offered a copy of Lost In Suburbia: A Momoir for review. All opinions and side-splitting laughs are my own.

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Mariah April 1, 2013 at 2:35 pm

This sounds like a great book! I’ve been looking for something new to read so I’ll have to check this out!

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Janeane Davis April 1, 2013 at 3:01 pm

This sounds like a good book. I enjoy reading stories about other moms who share my pain, both literally and figuratively in a funny way.

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MyKidsGuide April 1, 2013 at 3:45 pm

I always enjoy humorous parenting books. If we can’t laugh at ourselves, then who can? Well, I guess everyone else, lol, but it’s better when we’re laughing along.

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Tammi @ My Organized Chaos April 1, 2013 at 3:58 pm

This sounds like a great book, I think I’d like it! Noted for vacay next month, I’ve been looking for a new title to bring. thanks!

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Nickida April 1, 2013 at 4:06 pm

This sounds like a great read. I’ll have to check it out.

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Emily @ Baby Dickey April 1, 2013 at 4:11 pm

I love “real” stories. I’m in the middle of a book now so looking for the next one… thanks for sharing!

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Sara Broers April 2, 2013 at 3:00 am

I loved this book~ such a fun one to read!

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Amiyrah April 2, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Agreed! Tracy is pretty awesome at this writing thing ;)

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Tracy Renea April 3, 2013 at 1:17 am

This sounds like a book I could get lost in. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

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Ms. Pillowz April 4, 2013 at 8:03 pm

This books sounds really funny!

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Amiyrah April 4, 2013 at 8:31 pm

Oh it is! Tracy is such a great writer. And the book is out now so feel free to pick up a copy :)

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Sarah April 5, 2013 at 5:37 pm

I am always looking for a good read. Thanks for giving me the heads up!

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Natasha @ Houseful Of Nicholes April 5, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Tracy was hilarious when I met her at BlogHer, so I can only imagine what’s in store for me with her book. Thanks for sharing with us.

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Joyce@MommyTalkShow April 6, 2013 at 2:40 pm

I love when moms put a funny spin on mommy-hood.
I’m not that creative :(

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Arelis Cintron April 7, 2013 at 2:53 pm

I need some funny in my life…will definitely put this on my list of books to read! Tganks for sharing this with us!

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Caroll April 7, 2013 at 9:08 pm

Sounds like this book will be fun to read! Thanks for sharing!

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Rachee, say it Rah-shay April 7, 2013 at 11:56 pm

Going to add to my Too Read pile. This sounds like fun.

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Mod Mom Beyond IndieDom April 10, 2013 at 10:13 am

Can’t wait to read it! I love Tracy’s blog and I’m so happy for our fellow Aiming Low-er who’s hitting lots of well deserved high notes! Great review Amiyrah!

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