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Latah Books Signs Author Leslie Absher

Updated: Dec 15, 2021

Latah Books is thrilled to announce the signing of journalist and personal essay writer, Leslie Absher. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, Salon, Ms., Greek Reporter, and San Francisco Magazine.

Leslie's father joined the CIA when she was a baby and shortly after her family moved to Athens, Greece. Just in time for a coup. She spent years trying to learn what her Cold War father’s role was in that event. Her memoir -- Spy Daughter, Queer Girl -- is about growing up with a spy and the cost of keeping secrets. It is slated for publication in autumn 2022.

Leslie received a master’s in education from Harvard, taught G.E.D. to high school dropouts, and currently teaches study skills and writing to middle school and high school students. She lives in Oakland with her comic book writer/artist wife.

Learn more about Leslie's work at

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