Elizabeth Berg is the author of many bestselling novels as well as two works of nonfiction. OPEN HOUSE was an Oprah’s Book Club selection, DURABLE GOODS and JOY SCHOOL were selected as ALA Best Books of the Year, and TALK BEFORE SLEEP was short-listed for an Abby Award. Her bestsellers also include THE YEAR OF PLEASURES, THE DAY I ATE WHATEVER I WANTED, and DREAM WHEN YOU'RE FEELING BLUE. Berg has been honored by both the Boston Public Library and the Chicago Public Library and is a popular speaker at various venues around the country. She lives near Chicago.