Leah DeCesare

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Leah DeCesare is the award-winning author of FORKS, KNIVES, AND SPOONS, her debut novel, and the nonfiction parenting series NAKED PARENTING, based on her work as a doula, early parenting educator, and mom of three. Her articles have been featured in The Huffington Post, Eligible Magazine, Simply Woman, the International Doula, and The Key, among others.

She is the cofounder of the nonprofit, Doulas of Rhode Island, and she spearheaded the campaign to build a medical center in Kampala, Uganda.

In a past life, DeCesare worked in public relations and event planning. She now writes, teaches, and volunteers in Rhode Island, where she lives with her family.

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My copy of KATERINA is underlined and dog-eared. It left me crying on the last page and wrenched emotion from me on every page. I loved returning to James Frey’s writing style from A MILLION LITTLE PIECES (which I will now reread). It’s poetic and powerful, breaking the rules of grammar and punctuation — which I find artistic, bold and freeing.

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“There’s so much in life that is fragile, she thought, but it only means you should love it more, hold it closer, instead of keeping it at a distance worried that it will break your heart.”
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“Remember to value who you are no matter what. Believe you are worth being loved and don’t ever settle.”
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“You bought me some forks. And knives. And spoons. Because you love me!”
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“Don’t believe everything you think,” said Gamache, before releasing the hand and opening the door. “Pema Chödrön. A Buddhist nun.”
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“Rumors are hard to prove, but they’re even harder to disprove. We both know that character assassination is easy. All it takes is a suggestion. A well-placed word in someone’s ear.”
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Leah DeCesare Dee wrote: "Nice to meet you here on Goodreads, Leah!

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You, too, Dee!


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Dee Willson Nice to meet you here on Goodreads, Leah!

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