Liz Alterman is a writer based in New Jersey. She began contributing to The Muse in 2014 after she and her husband were laid off simultaneously. Sad Sacked, her memoir chronicling that period, was released by Audible Original in November 2021. Liz’s work can also be found on Business Insider, Realtor.com, and other sites. Her personal essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Parents. Her humor pieces have been published by McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Weekly Humorist, and more. In her free time, Liz enjoys spending time with family, reading, baking, and gardening. If she ever retires, she hopes to move to a warm climate. You can find her on LinkedIn and Twitter. Visit her blog here.