The book we will discuss is: “Lost in Suburbia – A Momoir” by Tracy Beckerman (and GSYC member) Tracy has written a note that she would like to share:
I’m so honored to have my book chosen for the Book Club pick for October! I think you’ll find it’s a quick, fun read – something light to bring you some laughter during these challenging times. If you’d like some more info about me, feel free to check out my website at www.tracybeckerman.com (the site is mostly dedicated to my latest book, “Barking at the Moon: A Story of Life, Love, and Kibble,” but if you click around, you’ll find an About Me page, my media reel, etc.).
Also, if a link wasn’t provided to you, you can order the book by clicking HERE for Amazon, or HERE to get it direct from the publisher.
Some things to consider as you’re reading:
· I write a lot about losing my identity when I became a Stay-at-Home Mom. If you left your career to raise your kids, how did that affect your identity (if it did)? How did you feel around women (and men) who were still in the (paid) workforce? If you kept working, did you feel judged by other moms who chose to stay home?
· Do you think society puts pressure on us to stay or home or to go back to work after we have children?
· Lost in Suburbia for me was more of an existential-lost than a geographical-lost because I actually felt lost in motherhood. Now I am lost in midlife. What does it mean to you to feel lost in a life transition and how did you work through it?
· How important do you think having a community or a support network is for us, as women, to work through challenging times in our lives?
I’d love to hear your funny child-raising stories! Feel free to send them to me at [email protected] and I will pick one person at random to win a copy of my new book, “Barking at the Moon!” Just put “Book Club Story” in the subject line.
Look forward to seeing you on the 5th!
PS… I wrote this book in 2013 and obviously many societal norms have changed with regard to what’s considered offensive or demeaning. I never wrote anything with the intention of being mean-spirited and if I were to do a reprint now, there are several things I would change in both the book and the marketing to be considerate of the current climate, including referring to a cop as “fat.”