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Nationally Syndicated Humor Columnist and Author Tracy Beckerman Joins TAPinto.net

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Tracy Beckerman
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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Nationally syndicated humor columnist and author Tracy Beckerman has joined TAPinto.net.   

Beckerman writes the syndicated humor column Lost in Suburbia, which is carried by over 400 newspapers and more than 250 websites and reaches an audience of nearly 10 million readers in 25 states. She is also the author of two books, "Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir. How I Got Pregnant, Lost Myself, and Got My Cool Back in the New Jersey Suburbs" and "Rebel without a Minivan: Observations on Life in the 'Burbs."  In addition to her column, Beckerman writes for Huffington Post Comedy and is a contributing columnist for Blogher.com.

Tracy has made frequent TV appearances including The Today ShowLive From the Couch,The CBS Early ShowThe Balancing Act on LifetimeGood Day New YorkLX New York, and CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood, to name a few, as well as numerous radio and print interviews speaking about motherhood and life in the 'burbs.  She also does stand-up comedy and has appeared at venues including The Comic Strip Live in NYC and The Erma Bombeck Workshop in Dayton.

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In 2010, she was voted "America's Top Blogger" by The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television, and in 2011, she won a National Society of Newspaper Columnists award for humor writing.  In 2014, Beckerman was the Global Humor Award Winner of the coveted Erma Bombeck Writing Competition. Additionally, she is a past recipient of a Writer's Guild of America Award and won a New York Emmy Award for writing.  Tracy is a three-time past faculty member of the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop and is the Vice-president of The National Society of Newspaper Columnists. She is also VP of the Education Foundation of the NSNC and a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.    

Regarding her new alliance with TAPinto.net, Beckerman said, "I'm truly thrilled to join TAPinto, the premiere online local newspaper in New Jersey.  As a longtime New Providence resident, which also happens to be the birthplace of TAP, I'm especially excited to call TAP my new home.  I'm looking forward to finding all the funny, ironic, and uniquely absurd parts of being Lost in Suburbia and sharing them with the TAP readers each week!"

Michael Shapiro, CEO and Publisher of TAPinto.net, said, "We are honored to have Tracy Beckerman join the TAPinto family.  Since TAPinto.net is a network of online local newspaper franchises which are primarily owned and operated by women, many of whom are stay-at-home moms, Beckerman's writing about being a stay-at-home mom and reinventing oneself particularly resonates with us.  Tracy has a genuine gift for writing and we are excited that she will now be sharing that gift with our 3.6 million readers."  

TAPinto.net, formerly TheAlternativePress.com, was founded by New Providence, New Jersey residents Michael and Lauryn Shapiro, is accredited by the New Jersey Press Association and currently has over 3,600,000 readers.  The all-online hyperlocal news site boasts more than fifty columnists, a full-service Community Calendar, Business Directory, and local Real Estate Listings. The public can friend TAPinto.net on Facebook at Facebook.com/tapintolocal and can follow TAPinto.net on Twitter at Twitter.com/tapintolocal
In addition, TAPinto.net is currently offering franchise opportunities in NJ, NY, PA and CT. Anyone interested in starting an online newspaper in their town is invited to Click here for more information. 

TAPinto.net currently covers hyperlocal daily news and information in: Basking Ridge, Berkeley Heights, Bridgewater/Raritan, Cedar Grove, Chatham, Clark, Cranbury, Cranford, Denville, East Brunswick, East Orange, Edison, Elizabeth, Green Brook, Livingston, Madison, Maplewood, Millburn/Short Hills, Milltown/Spotswood, Montville, Montclair, Morristown, New Providence, Newton, North Plainfield, Paterson, Plainfield, Randolph, Roselle/Roselle Park, Roxbury, Scotch Plains/Fanwood, South Brunswick, South Orange, South Plainfield, Sparta, Summit, Verona, Warren, Watchung, West Essex, Westfield, and West Orange.

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