Politics is the most obvious symptom of a deep cultural divide in which the personal is not only political, but goes deep into our  emotions, intellect… and bodies. The results are insidious. I admit, I’m obsessed, too. It started so early, I wasn’t even aware of it. Not long after Mr. Frederick invented the inflatable…

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When I told him I would never marry again, I meant it. We were holding hands in a restaurant in Santa Barbara, Calif., on our first weekend away, and I was hiding my nerves behind the boldness of high heels and a garter belt. I wasn’t trying to bait the hook, or reel in the…

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Will Covid Kill the Bra? By Leslie Lehr November 3, 2020 Are you wearing a bra? I mean the kind with the metal fasteners that Mark Twain invented. You read that right. The strap with hooks that has been digging into our backs for the last century was invented by Twain, aka Samuel Clemens, in…

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Need some easy last-minute gifts? Finding the perfect presents without leaving your couch is just a click away. You can check off both your Naughty and your Nice lists with an escape to Italy, directions for fun cocktails, or a belly laugh – all between the covers of a book. And now, more than ever,…

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Are you grateful for your boobs? Last week I asked thousands of people why they love their boobs – I even offered a cute mug as incentive. After three days….only one person answered. Surely more than one of us loves our boobs. So why are embarrassed to talk about them? I admit, I was too,…

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Got boobs? Female or male, all humans do. But women are over 100 times more likely to get breast cancer. And without healthy women, the world grinds to a halt. I was a newlywed in the best shape of my life when I had that fateful mammogram. I didn’t know anyone who’d had the disease.…

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my pretty bra

Did Covid kill the bra?  When is the last time you wore a real one, with underwire and hooks in the back? For me it was date night. That’s right, the only action my bras have seen is when they are used to play dress-up. Even then it’s only the pretty ones made of lace…

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I never planned to write a book about breasts. I can barely say that word out loud. It conjures up so many serious things. Go ahead and google it – you’ll see. Boobs, on the other hand, is a lot more fun. Google that word and you get 919,000,000 hits, mostly porn, in .38 seconds.…

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Master carpenters have a saying: measure twice, cut once. It’s a waste of time, money, and materials when the parts don’t fit. Traditional publishers have an entire system of checks and balances to make sure their books are perfect. But when you self-publish, that burden is on you. So get out the measuring tape. Here are twelve things you…

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Deep into a Skype session with a client in the United Kingdom, she threw up her hands. “Maybe I should just throw out the story and start over. What do you think?” It was a good question. This was the start of a six book series. She and her writing partner needed to be invested…

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