Author of ‘Crazy Love’ to Discuss Relationship Abuse at Rust Library

Teens and adults are invited to join New York Times bestselling author Leslie Morgan Steiner at Rust Library Saturday, January 14 , 2017, at 4:00 p.m. for a candid discussion on the most common misconceptions about relationship abuse – and what they can do to break the silence about it.

Steiner, a former Washington Post columnist and editor, is an author, blogger, and public speaker on violence against women and other issues, including motherhood, parenting, and infertility.  Her 2009 memoir about surviving domestic violence, Crazy Love, was a New York Times bestseller and subject of the first TED Talk by a domestic violence survivor.

From 2006-2008 she wrote over 500 columns for the Post’s popular daily on-line work/family column, “On Balance.” She currently writes the weekly column, “Two Cents on Modern Motherhood,” for Modern Mom. She has been a guest on the Today Show, National Public Radio, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News and MSNBC, and is the editor of the critically-acclaimed anthology Mommy Wars: Stay-at-Home and Career Moms Face Off on Their Choices, Their Lives, Their Families. 

Steiner holds a BA in English from Harvard College; her writing was first published in Seventeen Magazine when she was 21. As a writer and editor at Seventeen, she explored subjects ranging from eating disorders to teen runaways to family relationships.  Steiner also has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, and returned to her hometown of Washington, D.C. in 2001 to become general manager of the 1.1 million circulation Washington Post Magazine, a position she held for five years.  She has turned her professional experience into advocacy for abused women as a board member for The One Love Foundation and DC Volunteer Lawyers Project.

Her books will be available for purchase and signing at the Rust Library event, which is co-sponsored by Loudoun County Public Library, Loudoun County Public Schools, and the Loudoun County Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse & Developmental Services, with additional support from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter.  For more information, visit


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