It Is What It Is is the nationally syndicated GateHouse Media opinion column written by Marblehead columnist, author & humorist Lisa Sugarman. The column originated in the Marblehead Reporter in 2009, but can now be found on over 400 GateHouse Media websites and in select GateHouse newspapers around the country. GateHouse serves 79 daily papers, 257 weeklies, and 405 websites coast to coast.
This website serves as the online home of It Is What It Is, where past columns are archived, discussed, and shared. It’s also the home of LIFE: It Is What It Is, the Boston Globe’s Local Bestselling collection of Sugarman’s favorite columns from her early years with GateHouse.
Sugarman’s philosophy is simple… life is a work in progress.