Laura Pedersen is a former New York Times columnist and the author of sixteen books and four plays. She has appeared on national shows including Oprah, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Today, Primetime, Late Show with David Letterman, and many others. Her book Life in New York won the Seven Sisters Book Award for best nonfiction. Laura writes for several well-known comedians. She currently resides in New York City, and more information can be found at www.laurapedersenbooks.com.