08 Jan Leslie Bennetts
Leslie Bennetts is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author whose latest book is Last Girl Before Freeway: The Life, Loves, Losses and Liberation of Joan Rivers, which was published by Little Brown in November 2016. Bennetts is also the author of The Feminine Mistake: Are We Giving Up Too Much?, a groundbreaking analysis of the risks of economic dependency and the benefits of work for women. She has traveled all over the world as a speaker on women’s economic empowerment and work/family issues. For 24 years Bennetts was a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, where she wrote many of the magazine’s best-known movie star cover stories as well as investigative articles on subjects ranging from priest pedophilia to the nation’s war against drugs. Prior to that she spent a decade as a reporter at The New York Times, where she was the first woman ever to cover a presidential campaign and also covered metropolitan news, City Hall, Style and cultural news in addition to national politics. Bennetts has also been a radio host, a television correspondent, a magazine editor, and a columnist for Newsweek Daily Beast. Her work has been published in The Guardian, NewYork Magazine, Vogue, Glamour, Marie Claire, The Nation, Cosmopolitan, Entertainment Weekly, Elle, Ladies Home Journal, House & Garden and many other national magazines.