Leslie Gray Streeter

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Hey! I’m Leslie Gray Streeter! I’m a writer! My book “Black Widow: A Sad-Funny Journey Through Grief for People Who Normally Avoid Books With Words Like ‘Journey’ in the Title” comes out March 10, 2020! I  like snackfoods! Too much! Get to know me!

Check out this nice things some nice people said about me!

“Black Widow is a very special one of a kind book, a wonderfully touching love story that will make you laugh and cry, sometimes on the same page. Even more outstanding is Leslie Gray Streeter’s voice. You won’t soon forget Black Widow.” –James Patterson

“I can only marvel at Leslie Streeter’s resilience,
humor and candor. Black Widow is a funny, heartwarming read about one of the worst things that can happen to a person. We should all be this grounded in our day-to-day lives.” –Laura Lippman

“Tender, clever and endearing, this story of love and loss will have you alternating between laughter and tears. Leslie’s mix of break-it-down humor and heartbreaking truth makes this book playful and deep in all the right places.” –Tembi Locke, author of From Scratch

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Stuff Leslie’s written

Watch Leslie’s appearance on “CBS Sunday Morning!”

Watch Leslie on “The Today Show!”

Leslie’s written for publications like O, The Oprah MagazineThe Palm Beach Post, Modern Loss, The Sweet Midlife With Lynne and Leslie, and New Musical Express,  and has been featured on Huffington Post, FoxNews.com, in The Miami Herald, The New York Times and other sites.  She’s a playwright, whose goofy-smart Christmas play “The Gift of the Mad Guy,” has been featured by Annapolis, Md.’s Building Better People Productions and others. She is also a contributing editor for Modern Loss. “Black Widow,” her first book, a memoir about her widowhood,  was published in March 2020 by Little, Brown and Company. It’s a whole thing. Read all about it.

Who’s Leslie Gray Streeter?

Born in hood-adjacent Baltimore City, Leslie is a University of Maryland College Park graduate, a veteran journalist and someone always looking for new ways to tell stories, both her own and those in her communities. She also really likes vegan cheese, because she’s a now a vegan and can’t eat real cheese anymore. But she’s mostly cool with it.

Leslie has done a lot of cool media situations, mostly from some bedroom or other, since “Black Widow” came out. It’s not the tour she chose, or even the world she thought she or anyone else were living in, but this book has found people in their lowest moment and helped them feel they were a little less alone.

And that’s her reward.

Here are some of her favorites:

The Today Show

Terrible, Thanks For Asking

Faith and Grief Blog

Death, Sex and Money (NPR)

Blog

“Don’t you have enough?” Knowing your worth and being ready to bounce if your price isn’t met

There’s many, many miles between being a visionary showrunner who’s made billions for one of the world’s largest corporations, and a high school junior washing trays down at the Burger King. But something about mega-producer Shonda Rhimes‘ interview in The Hollywood Reporter reminded me of the first time in my life – but not the …

Big-Screen Bereavement: The Best In Your Widow-Type Movies – “Sleepless In Seattle”

Long before I was known as a someone who writes about grief, a subject no one wants to be an expert in, I wrote about movies, something everyone wants to be in expert in. For about ten years, I had a column called “The Flick Chick,” offering snarky, funny (I hope) takes on film, inciting …

“Love Fraud”: Dating in middle age and the ol’ okey doke

I love docuseries, particularly those that have just enough similarity to my reality to be interesting, but removed enough that I’m not constantly sobbing at the continued reinforcement of how society hates me. For instance, I’m fascinated with HBO’s “The Vow” and its tale of self-help group turned body-maiming sex cult NXIVM. While I relate …

Who’s Leslie Gray Streeter?

Born in hood-adjacent Baltimore City, Leslie is a University of Maryland College Park graduate, a veteran journalist and someone always looking for new ways to tell stories, both her own and those in her communities. She also really likes vegan cheese, because she’s a now a vegan and can’t eat real cheese anymore. But she’s mostly cool with it.

Leslie has done a lot of cool media situations, mostly from some bedroom or other, since “Black Widow” came out. It’s not the tour she chose, or even the world she thought she or anyone else were living in, but this book has found people in their lowest moment and helped them feel they were a little less alone.

And that’s her reward.

Here are some of her favorites:

The Today Show

Terrible, Thanks For Asking

Faith and Grief Blog

Death, Sex and Money (NPR)