“A formidable, addictive storyteller, Morgan provides a highly stimulating story of a midlife education in the messiness of modern sex and love. A steamy, liberating tale of self-exploration and self-love that encourages readers to ‘revel in your sexuality’” —Kirkus Reviews
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 dedicated a year to searching for five new lovers, seeking 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, both her self-esteem and romantic optimism were shattered. She was determined to avoid the cliché of the “lonely, middle-aged divorcée” lamenting her stretch marks and begging her kids to craft her online dating profile. Instead, Leslie celebrated her independence with an audacious plan: she would devote a year to seeking out five lovers in hopes of unearthing the erotic adventures and authentic connections long missing from her life.
Clumsy and clueless at first, she overcame mortifying early missteps, buoyed by friends and blind faith. And so she found men at yoga class, the airport, and high school reunions—all without the torture of dating websites. Along the way she uncovered new truths about sex, aging, men, self-confidence, and what it means to be an older woman today.
Packed with fearless, evocative details, The Naked Truth is a rare, unexpected, and wildly entertaining memoir about a soccer mom who rediscovers the magic of sexual and emotional connection, and the lasting gifts of reveling in your femininity at every age.
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]