Book Title and Tag Line A Boob’s Life: How America’s Obsession Shaped Me… and You
Genre: Memoir/nonfiction, fiction, women’s fiction
Acclaim: Good Morning America, People Magazine, Entertainment Tonight, Glamour Magazine, Katie Couric’s Wake-Up Call Newsletter –
Link to trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRn_QIVTL-w
Book Synopsis: Author Leslie Lehr wants to talk about boobs. She’s gone from size AA to DDDD and everything between, from puberty to motherhood, enhancement to cancer, and beyond. And she’s not alone – these are classic life stages for women today. At times funny and heartbreaking, A Boob’s Life explores both the joys and hazards inherent to living in a woman’s body. Lehr deftly blends her personal narrative with national history, starting in the 1960s with the women’s liberation movement and moving to the current feminist dialogue and what it means to be a woman. Her insightful and clever writing analyzes how America’s obsession with the female form has affected her own life’s journey and the psyche of all women today. From prize-winning fiction to a viral Modern Love essay, exploring the challenges of contemporary women is Lehr’s life-long passion. A Boob’s Life, her first project since breast cancer treatment, continues this mission, taking readers on a wildly informative, deeply personal, and utterly relatable journey. No matter your gender, you’ll never view this sexy and sacred body part the same way again.
Author Bio: Salma Hayek is developing A Boob’s Life into a comedy series for HBO Max. Leslie’s novels include What A Mother Knows, Wife Goes On, and 66 Laps, winner of the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Prize. Her nonfiction includes Welcome to Club Mom, Club Grandma, and Nesting, featured on Oprah. Lehr’s essays have appeared in NYT Modern Love (narrated by Katie Couric on NPR), HuffPost, Yourtango, and anthologies including Mommy Wars. She wrote the screenplay for the romantic thriller, Heartless. A Breast Cancer survivor, Lehr works with StandUp2Cancer. She is the Novel Consultant for Truby Writers Studio and taught in the Writer’s Program at UCLA. Lehr is a graduate of USC Film School and has an MFA from Antioch. She’s in PEN, the Authors Guild, WGA, Women In Film, and the Women’s Leadership Council of L.A. Lehr has two daughters, two cats, and lives with her husband in southern California
Topics for discussion: America’s obsession with breasts, women’s health, body positivity, women’s history, feminism, fashion, censorship, domestic abuse, motherhood, & writing.
Author’s Notes: Sample interviews and a Book Club guide are available at www.leslielehr.com.
Contact the Author: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org