Debbie Goad (born Debra Susan Rosalie) was originally from Brooklyn, New York and was born in 1954. She was co-publisher of ANSWER Me! and wife of Jim Goad, she also contributed to [Temp Slave!]]. Debbie Goad left Jim shortly after his book The Redneck Manifest came out in 1997, later publicly accusing him of physical abuse (allegations he denied). The couple divorced. Debbie died after losing her battle with ovarian cancer at age 46 in 2000.