The Naked Truth

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.

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"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

"As she is attracted to and beds five different men in pursuit of self-discovery and confidence and yes, good sex, the book leaps and bounds ahead into the adventures and the mind of this now-liberated woman who seems to be coming into her own as she passes an important milestone into aging, her 50th birthday. Morgan’s narrative also checks back with the failed marriage, for perspective, for comparison: on how an attentive lover makes her feel after all these years of neglect."

New York Journal of Books

“This raunchy memoir is both funny and poignant.”

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The Naked Truth on The Today Show

https://www.today.com/video/-the-naked-truth-author-shares-advice-for-dating-after-divorce-59967557876

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My Divorce Cure (Naked Truth Excerpt) in the Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2019/05/20/divorce-cure-my-year-five-boyfriends/?utm_term=.a1ab0159aad8

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The Naked Truth Reader Q&A

This is your fourth book. Your other books have explored work/family balance, relationship violence, and infertility/surrogacy. What’s this one about?…

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