Laura Diamond is that rarest of breeds—a second generation native Angeleno. Despite this, she has never surfed, has no tattoos, and is not the vegan in the family.
Laura is the Editor of “Deliver Me: True Confessions of Motherhood,” a best-selling collection by 20 authors that touches the nerve of motherhood. (The coolest part— proceeds from every book help homeless families through the non-profit Beyond Shelter.) Laura contributes to The Jewish Journal, The Vacation Gals, BlogHer, and Family Man Online. She was the Editor-in-Chief of L.A. Family Magazine until they stopped printing it, which freed her up to finish her forthcoming novel, Shelter Us. She had a former life as a civil rights lawyer, and only sometimes joneses for the days of kicking down doors and taking names.
She writes about her two boys more than she ought to, and will continue until they notice or ask her to stop, or until they stop giving her such rich material. She blogs about life’s bits and pieces, impromptu sex talks, and other exquisite mom improvisations on her website, Confessions Of Motherhood. She and her husband (the kindest, most patient man in the world) raise their kids in wholesome Venice, California.
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