About Tracy Beckerman

TRACY BECKERMAN is an award-winning author, speaker, and syndicated humor columnist who has appeared on numerous TV shows, including NBC’s Today Show, CBS This Morning, CBS Sunday Morning with Mo Rocca, and Good Day New York. Her honors for writing include the prestigious Writer’s Guild of America award, a CLIO, an International Film and Television award, and a New York Emmy®.  She has been voted “America’s Top Blogger” by The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television, has won a National Society of Newspaper Columnists award for humor writing, and was the Global Humor Award Winner of the coveted Erma Bombeck Writing Competition.

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Why I Wrote Barking at the Moon

When I was growing up, we had a dog. And then we got another dog. And another after that. We always had dogs… big dogs… and honestly, I couldn’t imagine a home without a dog. Life could not be complete without a dog at your feet during dinner, waiting for you to drop some food, or a dog in the yard running to catch a frisbee, or a dog going through the garbage and then yakking on your rug. When the time came and I had my own family, it wasn’t even a question in my mind that we would get a dog. A big dog. But then there was my husband to consider who had grown up with small dogs and wanted a small dog. I decided, if push came to shove, I would pick the big dog over my husband and that would be the end of that.

We had our dog Riley for ten years and I raised him and my children together. He was the perfect frisbee-dog, and lay under the table-dog, and fill your heart with love-dog. He was a big part of our family and a big presence in our lives and he helped take us from the Kindergarten years to the College years. For me, he was the perfect dog, and furry child, and best friend. But he was more than that. Riley also helped me navigate my own transition from young motherhood to seeing the first signs of becoming an empty nester. He made me realize how fast time goes and how important it is to take time to stop and smell the fire hydrants.

I wrote this book for all the other moms who know that having fur in your food is a small price to pay for having a dog. I also wrote it as a thank you to Riley, who will always be a treasured part of our memories as a family. His legacy lives on... even if the family room rug he yakked on didn’t.

Tracy & her new dog, Monty

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Tracy’s latest book, “Barking at the Moon: A Story of Life, Love, and Kibble,”  is now available on Amazon! Click the link below to buy your copy today.

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Tracy's Books

Lost in Suburbia - A Momoir

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 extremely large cop at the doughnut 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.

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Rebel without a Minivan

In this hilarious romp through the well-manicured lawns of suburbia, Beckerman takes on everyone from psycho mall moms to sinister cappuccino barristers, and proves you don't have to drive a minivan to make it in the 'burbs.

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