Author Tracy Beckerman & Her Puppy Monty

1 Apr

Funny new book by popular columnist Tracy Beckerman!  Lost In Suburbia: A Momoir  How I got Pregnant, Lost Myself, and got My Cool Back in the New Jersey Suburbs

Tracy gave us an exclusive… an interview with her fetching puppy Monty.

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“The Scoop” with Monty B.

Monty, you’re even cuter than Tracy’s cell phone pics and Facebook videos. How do you maintain your playful, perky, puppy style? How old are you?

I turned 7 months old on March 26.  I maintain my youthful glow through a combination of diet (puppy chow and chewing on smelly sneakers) and exercise (I like to grab socks from the laundry basket and then Tracy chases me through the house to get them back).

What’s it like to sleep at Tracy’s feet while she writes her popular syndicated humor column Lost In Suburbia? Are you her real inspiration?

As a puppy, I have a lot of energy. So I find it hard to just sleep at her feet when she is writing. Instead, I’m inclined to jump up and pound the keys with my paws. This makes her column look like this:

afjkasdkfjweoi tjkrvms,d mas,c.kasjfakjfoipewj!!

For some reason, Tracy seems to find this very annoying.  However, I’ve read her column, and i think this is an improvement. Just kidding.  That’s a little retriever humor.

I do like the columns about me, though.  Except the ones where she says I’m not housebroken. It’s a lie.  Mostly.  Her kids are definitely housebroken, though.  Show offs.

What makes Tracy cool?

I think, is that she is a great mom, but she refuses to dress like a mom, drive a mommobile, or just talk about mom things.  I understand that she really struggled for a lot of years with her identity when she quit her job to stay home with her kids and ultimately, she felt like she needed to reinvent herself.  I’m pretty sure that’s what the new book is about, but I chewed it up before I had a chance to read it, so who knows.

Since Tracy’s fabulous and hilarious momoir Lost In Suburbia is about her life before you arrived on the scene, you’re not in the book. How do you feel about that?

Meh.  If W. Bruce Cameron had adopted me, there would be six books about me by now.

Is Tracy funny at home?  Hard to say. We find different things funny.  She thinks her kids are funny, and the suburbs, and driving in her bathrobe.  I like a good dead cat joke now and then. But I can tell you there is always a lot of laughter in our house.  The stuff that ends up in Tracy’s column and in her book starts in our home.  It always happens EXACTLY the way she writes about it.  OK, maybe not exactly, but close enough.  At least that’s what they tell me. But what do I know? I’m just a dog.

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9 Responses to “Author Tracy Beckerman & Her Puppy Monty”

  1. aliza worthington April 1, 2013 at 6:31 am #

    I showed this interview to my three cats. They said, “You KNOW we prefer book reviews from the New York Times.” I said, “Come on! I mean, apart from the dead cat joke, you didn’t think it was hilarious???”

  2. Holly April 1, 2013 at 7:54 am #

    Lost in Suburbia is required reading for every mother grappling with their identity and wishing to make a comeback.

  3. Anna April 4, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

    Best dog interview ever. And the book sounds good, too. :)

    Here from #findingthefunny, thanx for linking-up!

    • Barb Best April 4, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

      Thanks, Anna. Love #findingthefunny, the first Wednesday of every month!

  4. Tracy in Suburbia April 3, 2013 at 7:21 am #

    Joanne, thank you for that wonderful assessment of Monty’s intelligence and well-being. I would agree that his chewing of my book might be an indication of some passive-aggressiveness about the fact that he was not included in this book. You will be pleased to know, though, that he seems to be doing much better now that he has received this attention in Barb’s blog and he has returned to his sock chewing ways instead.

  5. Barb Best April 3, 2013 at 9:55 am #

    It IS Wednesday… or as Monty calls every day – Hump Day!

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    [...] My friend and fellow Erma Bombeck Humor Writer Barb Best did NOT interview me for her blog. She interviewed my dog Monty. I don’t feel slighted. He’s actually funnier than I am. You can read Monty’s interview here. [...]

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