Elizabeth Fishel is a journalist and author. In 2000, Fishel published her fourth book profiling 10 of her classmates from the class of 1968 at Brearley School titled Reunion: The Girls We Used to Be, the Women We Became. Her book I Swore I'd Never Do That! was awarded "Best Parenting Book" by Parent's Choice Award in 1991.
Fishel has also written for various magazines and newspapers, including McCall's, Vogue, Redbook, Parents, Ms., Parenting, The New York Times Book Review and the San Francisco Chronicle.
She presently lives in Oakland, California with her spouse, Robert Houghteling, and their two sons.
Sisters define their rivalry in terms of competition for the gold cup of parental love. It is never perceived as a cup which runneth over, rather a finite vessel from which the more one sister drinks, the less is left over for the others.