Leslie Lehr is a prize-winning author, essayist, and Writing Consultant. Her books include the critically acclaimed memoir, A Boob’s Life: How America’s Obsession Shaped Me…and You, which hit #1 in feminist literature the same day HBOMax optioned it as a comedy series for Salma Hayek. Praised by People Magazine, Good Morning America, Glamour and the industry all-stars, Kirkus and Publisher’s Weekly, A Boob’s Life was also chosen by the Women’s National Book Association as a Great Group Read for 2023.

Lehr’s books explore the sexy and sacred duality of women, from the thriller What A Mother Knows, the comedy Wife Goes On, and the drama 66 Laps, winner of the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Prize. Her nonfiction books include Welcome to Club MomClub Grandma, and Wendy Bellissimo: Nesting, featured on Oprah.

As an essayist, Lehr explores life in Time Magazine, Newsweek, Writers Digest, the New York Times “Modern Love” column (narrated by Katie Couric on NPR), HuffPost, Yourtango, and in anthologies including Mommy Wars and The Honeymoon’s Over. She also wrote the original screenplay for the indie romantic thriller Heartless, starring Madchen Amick, and the comedy-drama, Club Divorce. She’s currently adapting A Boob’s Life for the screen.

Lehr is the Novel Consultant for Truby Writers Studio, an independent developmental editor, and has taught in the Writer’s Program at UCLA and at conferences across the country. Her writing clients include critically acclaimed novelists and USA Today bestsellers, as well as debut memoir and nonfiction writers. She contributes to writing anthologies and fix-it columns and is a returning judge for the WFWA Rising Star novel contest. Lehr is a member of PEN, the Authors Guild, WGA, Women In Film, the ACLU, and The Women’s Leadership Council of L.A.

A breast cancer survivor and activist, Lehr works with Stand Up to Cancer and is “Chemo Chick” on Originally from Ohio, Lehr has a BA from the USC School of Cinematic Arts where she won a Student Emmy, and an MFA from Antioch.

Leslie Lehr has two daughters, two cats, and lives with her husband, John Truby, in southern California.