Elizabeth Fishel is the author of four previous books about families and women's lives, including Sisters and Reunion. Most recently, she coauthored Getting To 30: A Parent's Guide to the 20-Something Years with Jeffrey Arnett. Elizabeth has contributed to many publications including O, Vogue, More, Parents, Good Housekeeping, and Family Circle. She also teaches writing at the University of California/Berkeley and in the Wednesday and Friday Writers' groups she founded. She is married and the mother of 2 sons, 30 and 27 who inspired Getting To 30.