Lilit Marcus was the only Jew in her high school in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she learned to love grits, cowgirl boots, and the Appalachian mountains. As the daughter of two hearing-impaired parents, her first language was American Sign Language.
Lilit studied English, French, and Gender Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In 2006, Lilit cofounded savetheassistants.com, a Web site where assistants and administrative employees from all fields can get tips, advice, stories, support, and more.
Her first book, “Save the Assistants! A Book for the Beleaguered,” was published in August 2010 by Hyperion. By day, she is the editor in chief of TheGloss.com, a women's lifestyle website. Her writing has also appeared in The New York Post, Newsweek, and Cosmopolitan.