Author, speaker, and syndicated humor columnist, TRACY BECKERMAN , thoughtshe was lost when she quit her job in television and moved from the city tothe suburbs to raise her two young children. As if raising two kids in a newplace wasn’t tough enough, Tracy and her husband decided to add a dog into themix. Soon life began to pick up speed and she realized she needed to make themost of every minute before her kids left for college and the dog… well, wewon’t talk about that.

Her new book, Barking at The Moon: A Story of Life, Love, and Kibble ,is a humorous and heartfelt tribute to life’s growing pains. When Riley comesinto her family’s life, the Beckermans realize that they got a lot more thanthey bargained for. From tracking wet cement through the house to shreddingthe family’s underwear, Riley is a one-dog wrecking ball. Yet, this lovableretriever also brings joy, laughter, and a renewed sense of wonder into thehousehold.

At times hilarious and heartwarming, Barking at the Moon speaks tolife’s challenges, and to mothering children both human and furry. WithBeckerman’s trademark wit and heart, she reminds us that no matter what stageof life we’re in, we can learn a lot from the dogs who teach us how to stopand enjoy the ride.

TRACY BECKERMAN is an award-winning author, speaker, and syndicated humorcolumnist who has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, and GoodDay New York. Her numerous honors for writing include the prestigious Writer’sGuild of America award, a CLIO, and a New York Emmy®.

Tracy is also the author of the humor book, “Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir: HowI Got Pregnant, Lost Myself, and Got My Cool Back in the New Jersey Suburbs”(Perigee Books, 2013). Her first book, “Rebel without a Minivan: Observationson Life in the ‘Burbs,” was released in 2008.

Potential topics for Tracy’s commentary/interviews include:

  • How Riley helped Tracy through challenging times: When your kids, significant other, friends and coworkers are sick of hearing you whine (about life and everything)
  • She-cession: As we navigate back to work how do we manage our four-legged friends at home and, yes, the children
  • Reinventing yourself through all of life’s stages: Single, career changes, motherhood, empty nesting, dog mom and how to find the humor and gratitude in it all
  • Dogs as therapists: Why do we bring pets into hospitals, senior living centers – there is a psychological and physiological reason
  • Learning to cherish small moments with your children and pets before they grow older

Praise for _ Barking At The Moon_ :

“With the assembled menagerie at the Beckerman house, there is rarely a dullmoment, and we get to enjoy it all… from a safe distance.” – Joel Madison,Peabody award-winning TV and screenwriter of “Roseanne,” “The Fresh Prince ofBel Air,” and “Crashing.”

“This warm and witty “dog-oir” is for everyone who ever had a family or loveda dog. You will love it!” – Cathryn Michon, screenwriter, “A Dog’sPurpose”

“Motherhood does not come with a manual, but this book tells it like it is,with bite.”

– Robin Gorman Newman, Tony Award Nominated producer, The Great Comet

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