New York Times best-selling author Jancee Dunn grew up in Chatham, New Jersey. She is the author of five books, including a memoir, a children’s book, and Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir. Her essay collection, Why Does My Mother Have A Tattoo? was a nominee for the Thurber Prize for American Humor. Dunn was a veejay on MTV for five years and an entertainment correspondent on Good Morning America. She writes for many publications, among them the New York Times, Vogue, O: The Oprah Magazine, Food & Wine, Smithsonian, and Parents. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, the author Tom Vanderbilt, and daughter.