Win a One Year Birchbox Subscription!

What better way to  celebrate the last months of summer than with a reading a book by the pool and winning a ONE YEAR subscription to Birchbox?  Birchbox delivers high-end beauty, grooming, and lifestyle samples once a month, customized just for you. (Birchbox is not at all affiliated with me or the book and this is not a paid promotion. I just love their boxes and thought it would be a cool prize to give.)...more

Embracing Melissa McCarthy

As I’ve been doing press for my book, Finding Mr.Righteous, a frequent question I get is “Who will play you in the movie?”...more
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Celebrate Summer with Great Books

It’s officially summer!  For me, that means spending any available leisure time with a good book by a pool or body of water.  Here are some of the books on my summer reading list.I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb...more
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An Exclusive Excerpt of Finding Mr. Righteous

A few months ago my first book, Finding Mr. Righteous, was released on Kindle and hardcover.  A Christian-in-name-only, I dated freely in spite of my insecurities. An Atheist. A Catholic. A Quaker. A Preacher. A Jew. Some gave me the answers I yearned for, while others left me with more questions....more

How to Stay Positive While Job-Hunting

Like many cities, Washington D.C. is a place where one’s job title can define his or her success. In the digital age, we all still carry business cards with our titles. Romantic meet-ups begin with “So, where do you work?” As a single woman, it’s easy to become bogged down in the stress of living up to the expectation of a successful career in lieu of a significant other and children. This stress was magnified when I found myself unemployed in a city that puts so much value on what you do and not who you are. ...more
Dead on. Sometimes, too, you have to make your own opportunities where you can. I've been an ...more

A Plus-Size Girl Walks into a Barre Studio

A few months ago, I started a new job with a political consulting company.  One of the things I really like about it is being surrounded by people who are healthy and active, but not judgmental.  Several of them are really into Barre classes. Barre is a challenging, non-impact workout that focuses on ballet-like movements to help sculpt and tone your body. ...more
Not in the barre classes.more

Why I Wrote a Book About My Sex Life

I've been in Washington D.C. and working in politics for over 15 years.  I've seen all the sex scandals and how they've played out.  So, why did I decide to put all of my past relationships out there?Simple.  I knew the only way women would identify with my story, my relationships and my insecurities is if I were completely honest about them.  ...more
BiasedGirl LisaDeP BlogHer I wrote a book about my sex life. It's for speed readers.more