Caren Lissner’s humorous first novel, Carrie Pilby, was published in 2003. Her lighthearted essays have appeared in the New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer and Weatherwise magazine. She lives in Hoboken, N.J., where she serves as the editor of the Hudson Reporter newspaper chain. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993. She can be reached at www.carenlissner.com.