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2020 Bombeck workshop faculty Tracy Beckerman

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Tracy Beckerman

Tracy Beckerman is a syndicated columnist and author. Since 2001, she has written the humor column, "Lost in Suburbia," which is distributed through Gatehouse Media/Gannett to publications in 47 states with a reach of more than 145 million unique visitors each month. No longer actually living in suburbia, Tracy has returned to the city and now writes her weekly column about being "Lost in Midlife," along with a humor tech column for the new Gatehouse/Gannett monthly magazine, ION. She has written two books, Rebel Without a Minivan and Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir, has a new book coming out this year and has contributed to several anthologies, including two Chicken Soup for the Soul books: Laughter is the Best Medicine and The Magic of Dogs.

Tracy has spoken at numerous conferences, schools and women's groups about motherhood, losing your identity and reinventing yourself. She also has spoken about syndication, branding and humor writing at the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop since 2008, as well as at other industry conferences including The National Society of Newspaper Columnists Conference, The American Society of Journalists and Authors, The Windsor International Writers Conference and more. She has appeared on NBC's Today, CBS This Morning and many local morning shows around the country. In 2010, she was featured in a segment about Erma Bombeck and the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop on CBS Sunday Morning.