Elizabeth Passarella Elizabeth Passarella is a humorous and authoritative voice on marriage, parenting, friendship, and faith. Her work has appeared in national publications, including Real Simple, Southern Living, Parents, Vogue, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. Her first book, the essay collection Good Apple: Tales of a Southern Evangelical in New York, was listed as a Best Book of 2021 by Real Simple. She lives in New York City. About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.