Elizabeth Fama earned a BA in Biology with honors, an MBA, and a PhD in Economics and Finance from the University of Chicago. She was nominated for 5 state readers' choice awards (Overboard) and received the 2013 Odyssey Honor Award (Monstrous Beauty). Her spouse works as an economist, and the couple has four grown children. Fama likes to exercise and swim a lot, do a lot of laundry, and have loud family feasts with lots of vegetables and swearing. She is a voracious listener of audiobooks. Elizabeth Fama's website is www.elizabethfama.com.