A Boob’s Life: How America’s Obsession Shaped Me and You by Leslie Lehr

A Boob’s Life explores the surprising truth about women’s most popular body part with vulnerable, witty frankness and true nuggets of American culture that will resonate with everyone who has breasts—or loves them.

Author Leslie Lehr wants to talk about boobs. She’s gone from size AA to DDD and everything between, from puberty to motherhood, an enhancement to cancer, and beyond. And she’s not alone—these are classic life stages for women today.

“As women we are always asking ourselves, are we enough? Leslie Lehr’s witty, wise, and sometimes heartbreaking memoir, A Boob’s Life, uses our relationship with breasts, and the ways others define us through them, to explore what it means to live in a woman’s body. Original, thought-provoking, and with an elegant sense of humor, A Boob’s Life is a must-read.” – Salma Hayek

At turns 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.

“Lehr combines stores from her own life with cultural analysis to illuminate our society’s fixation on the feminine form, breasts in particular, and how that focus shapes us all.” – People Magazine,”Best New Books”

From her prize-winning fiction to her viral New York Times Modern Love essay, exploring the challenges facing contemporary women has been 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.

“You might as well get to know the sacks of fat and tissue that form the major locus of human life, and there’s no better tour guide than Leslie Lehr, a witty writer and breast cancer survivor, who holds nothing back.  This is part memoir, part manifesto, part history.” – Glamour Magazine, “10 Best New Books to Read This Month”

Leslie Lehr is a prize-winning author, screenwriter, essayist, and story consultant. She is the author of 66 Laps, Wife Goes On, and What a Mother Knows, and her essays have been published in the New York Times Modern Love column and Huffington Post. She is a member of PEN, the Authors Guild, WGA, Women In Film, and the Women’s Leadership Council. She lives in Southern California.

“A serious and provocative book with enough lightness to keep the pages turning.” – Kirkus Reviews

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