Elizabeth Passarella Elizabeth Passarella is a humorous and authoritative voice on marriage, parenting, friendship, faith, and Southern culture. Her work has appeared in national publications, including Southern Living, Real Simple, 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. Follow her on Instagram and Facebook. About Southern Living Southern Living, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, celebrates the food, homes, places, and culture of the South. We reach 7.2 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.