But here are a few biographical details that might be helpful...
Pattie Weiss Levy
is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Hartford Courant, USA
Today, New York magazine, Good Housekeeping, Reader's Digest, and The Connecticut Jewish
She graduated from Brandeis
University with a B.A. in English and American Literature.
She has guest-lectured on journalism
at The University of Connecticut and the University of Hartford, coached a girls' soccer team for eight seasons, been the
faculty advisor to a high school newspaper and written enough Purim shpiel lyrics to kill a Haman.
She is a proud, paperback-carrying member
of a women's book group called The Shayna Maidels.
She's a confirmed lefty (in both
hand and political orientation), a Capricorn, and an avid cook. A housekeeper? Not so much.
She's the mother of two, a son
and a daughter, about whom she's more than happy to talk.
She grew up in suburban New York
and now lives in Connecticut with her husband and Latke, their Portuguese Water Dog.