Mary Alice was raised in Manhattan and graduated from Princeton in 2000 with a degree in Classics. She married a fellow tiger and they now live in New Jersey, where Mary Alice homeschools their children. In her free time she enjoys reading, writing and knitting. She does not enjoy running, but she does it anyway. On winter weekends, Mary Alice is a ski instructor at the Adaptive Sports Foundation. She has six children, all of whom ski and swim, and another baby due in June 2012.