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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Leslie Goldman  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction



Illinois Connection

The author received her Masters in Public Health at the University of Illinois-Chicago. She currently resides in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ms. Goldman has appeared on ''The Today Show'' and her book was a feature story for ''People'' magazine. Her writing has appeared in ''Fit Pregnancy'', ''ESPN Rise'', ''Women's Health'', ''O, The Oprah Magazine'', ''Natural Health'', ''Self'', ''Ladies' Home Journal'', ''Prevention'', ''Runner's World'', ''Chicago Tribune'', as well as many other publications.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Locker Room Diaries: The Naked Truth about Women, Body Image, and Re-imagining the ""Perfect"" Body
ISBN: 0738210951

Da Capo Lifelong Books. 2007

Often dressed in no more than a towel, author Leslie Goldman spent five years talking with women of all ages, shapes, and sizes about what goes into “shaping” not just their bodies but their body image. From compulsive workouts to daily dates with the scale to body fat measurements, American women are swept up in a constant quest for perfection. But the loudest voices here are those of the senior women who speak candidly of their long road to self-acceptance. Funny, smart, and confiding, Locker Room Diaries is a wake-up call for any woman who has ever wished her body were something other than it is

this book “reminds you that the ‘perfect' body is your body.” (Wendy Shanker).