About


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I know you came here to learn more about me, but isn’t my dog pretty magical?

Everyone calls me Betsy, though I was born an Elizabeth. I started my career as a 24-year-old journalist writing for the Associated Press in Athens, Greece, and I have been writing ever since.

My stories have appeared in The New York Times‘ Modern Love columnThe Boston Globe, Food & Wine, The Washington Post and New York Magazine. I also wrote a column for Women’s Magazine in Boulder, Colo.

I love writing profiles and personal essays, and my memoir is scheduled for publication in spring 2024. One of my personal essays about my ex-husband’s amazing recipe for “divorce potatoes” was the third most popular food story in The Washington Post in 2019. I was also delighted to have actress Abbi Jacobson choose my Modern Love column for the podcast.

I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology from American University and a graduate degree in journalism from Ohio University. My father is a Hungarian immigrant, and I grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, home of the best pizza you’ll ever have.

A few years ago, I traded city for country, and I now live in Norwich, Vermont with my partner and our three Glen of Imaal terriers. Follow us on Instagram!