Newly divorced and determined to reclaim her life, Leslie Morgan, bestselling author of Crazy Love and Mommy Wars, decided to spend a year searching for five new lovers in this “highly stimulating story of a midlife education” and “steamy, liberating tale of self-exploration and self-love” (Kirkus Reviews).
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 a woman over fifty 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 the New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Love and The Naked Truth and former columnist for The Washington Post. Her TED talk, “From the Ivy League to a Gun at My Head,” has over 5 million views and has been translated into over thirty languages. She has appeared on Anderson Cooper 360, NPR, the Today show, MSNBC, and Fox News. She holds a BA in English from Harvard University and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business.
“Through the lens of her personal experience Leslie Morgan explores and drives the conversation when it comes to some very hot-button and fascinating topics like sexual politics, modern relationship dynamics, sex and ageing, and empowerment. Leslie is a real woman, a real mom of teenagers—who I hope, by the way, NEVER read this book. And to my mind that makes it even more enticing.” —Priscilla P., Executive Editor, on 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]
"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
"This raunchy memoir is both funny and poignant." —Booklist
"The Naked Truth is proof of an experienced writer. ... an easy and compelling read." —New York Journal of Books
"It’s a modern-day update to the classic Helen Gurley Brown book Sex and The Single Girl ...It’s chatty and wry and funny, a Nancy Meyers movie in print, complete with an aspirational shingled beach house in Southampton." —The Washington Post