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Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine I’d be chatting about boobs with Dancing With the Stars host Brooke Burns, Real Housewife Meghan King Edmonds or the Magic Mike intimacy consultant Lila Darville. They were smart, fun and we found plenty in common. Meghan says I’m hilarious. Who knew?
My interview on the episode, My Breast Friend, starts at 28:45. You can listen here.
How I Got to Here, Leslie’s New York Times, Modern Love essay.
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 lifelong bachelor.
Newly single after 20 years, I loved how he admired my long hair and subtle décolletage, how he laughed at my witty banter. I felt like a femme fatale, and I liked it. Nothing serious, nothing permanent. We were there for the fun. There was a gleam in his eyes as he raised his glass in a toast: “To Lady Beautiful.”
Now he looks at me, bald and bedridden, finger swollen around my wedding band, and I can’t help but say I’m sorry.
Katie Couric Narrates Leslie Lehr’s Modern Love Essay on NPR: LISTEN