Julie Gerstenblatt

humor columnist and author of Lauren Takes Leave

A native New Yorker, Julie now resides in Rhode Island with her family. She plans on writing about this a lot. Julie's mother thinks it's important for you to know that her daughter holds a Doctorate in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her mother still lives in New York and saw Hamilton before it was even a thing. Julie is currently at work on her second novel. Follow Julie on Twitter @jgerstenblatt, or read her collected essays at