Hope Perlman is a freelance writer and editor, a wife, a mother, a feminist, a citizen, an urban expatriate in the suburbs, a liberal and a worrier. She writes a humorous blog about success and its tangents at Unmapped Country: The Flip Side of Failure. Her work has appeared in the NYTimes Motherlode and at Psychology Today. She lives outside Albany, NY with her husband, daughters, and a large Australian Labradoodle.