Leslie Lehr in conversation with Beth Howard

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Leslie Lehr in conversation with Beth Howard

July 13, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Prairie Lights

Join us with authors Leslie Lehr and Beth Howard who will talk about Lehr’s new book, A Boob’s Life: How America’s Obsession Shaped Me…and You. 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. “Deeply personal, wisely funny, and moving. This isn’t just a fantastic, intimate memoir about how cancer, survival, and life in general changed Lehr’s entire relationship with her body parts, but an exploration of how our breast-obsessed culture, women’s lib, and men, have shaped our feelings about breasts. Insightful, delightful, and eye-opening.”–Caroline Leavitt

Leslie Lehr is a prize-winning author, screenwriter, essayist, and story consultant. She is the author of 66 LapsWife 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. She will be joined in conversation by Ms. American Pie author Beth Howard!  Howard is also the author of Hausfrau HoneymoonMaking Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Pie; and World Piece.


July 13, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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