Leslie Morgan, bestselling author of Crazy Love and Mommy Wars, was a mom turning fifty, reeling from divorce and determined to reclaim her life. In a radical break with convention, she dedicates a year to searching for five new lovers, reclaiming the rapture absent in a life of minivans and mom jeans—and finding a profound new sense of self-worth.
When Leslie Morgan divorced after a twenty-year marriage plagued by suspicions of infidelity and lack of intimacy, both her self-esteem and romantic optimism were shattered. She was determined to avoid the cliché of a lonely, middle-aged divorcee lamenting her stretch marks and begging her kids to help craft an online dating profile. Instead, Leslie celebrates her independence by seeking out the erotic adventures and authentic connections long missing from her marriage with an audacious plan: devote a year to finding five lovers.
Confident, empowered, occasionally downright brazen, Leslie embarks on a journey of scintillating romantic entanglements with men she meets at yoga, in the airport, and who resurface from her past. Equally provocative are the discoveries she makes along the way about sex, aging, men, self-confidence, and herself.
Brimming with blush-worthy details that make this read a true-life Fifty Shades of Grey, The Naked Truth is simultaneously powerful and empowering, a wildly entertaining memoir about a typical suburban mom who embraces her independence and whose adventures prove that it’s never too late to revel in your sexuality and the joys of romantic connection.
Leslie Morgan is a columnist for ModernMom.com and former columnist for WashingtonPost.com. Her TED talk, “From the Ivy League to a Gun at My Head,” has over 3.5 million views. She has appeared on NPR, the Today show, The Diane Rehm Show, MSNBC, and Fox News. She holds a BA in English from Harvard University and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business. She lives with her three children in Washington, DC. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Love and The Naked Truth.
"Leslie Morgan lays herself bare on every page and in every single way in this book. You will read it with your mouth on the floor, unable to budge until you turn the last page." —Cathi Hanauer, New York Times-bestselling author of The Bitch is Back and Gone
"Leslie Morgan invites us along on her fearless post-divorce ride, from the euphoria of rejuvenating sex to the thrills, confusion, and heartache of new love. This is a wise memoir (and a hot read!) for women seeking a new way to think about starting over in midlife with a sense of self-determination and adventure.”—Julie Metz, author of Perfection
"Good news for women! Leslie Morgan tells us how women in their 50’s can have adventurous sex—divorced from the need for money, children or security—that is based on pure pleasure and fun. With her characteristic candor and clarity, Morgan describes her own experience as a divorced mother, and explores the dazzling ways that men and women can delight each other when social conventions and cultural needs are left behind.”— Susan Cheever, author of Drinking in America: Our Secret History
"This book is a manifesto for smart middle-aged women who are done with this tired notion that we’re supposed to be invisible when, in fact, we’ve never been sexier in our lives." —Kerry Cohen, author of Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity and Lush: A Memoir
"A funny and charming memoir about second acts in the life of the American female.”— Molly Jong-Fast, author of Normal Girl, The Social Climber's Handbook, and the memoir, Girl [Maladjusted]