Lisa Birnbach is an award-winning journalist, cultural commentator and bestselling author. Celebrated for her keen eye, sharp wit and humor, Lisa is a media favorite. Best known as the author of The New York Times bestsellers, The Official Preppy Handbook and True Prep, she’s published 20 other books, which have been translated into a dozen languages. Birnbach was a correspondent on CBS’s The Early Show for three years, and hosted The Lisa Birnbach Show, a daily syndicated radio show which received the Gracie Awards in 2007 for Outstanding Talk Show, and Outstanding Humor Show.
Patricia Marx has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1989. She is a former writer for “Saturday Night Live” and “Rugrats,” and is the author of several books, including the novels STARTING FROM HAPPY and HIM HER HIM AGAIN THE END OF HIM (both of which were finalists for the Thurber Prize). Marx was the first woman elected to the Harvard Lampoon. She has taught screenwriting and humor writing at Princeton, New York University, and Stonybrook University, but mainly she does errands and looks things up on Wikipedia.