Leslie Absher is a freelance writer living in Oakland, California, who writes about her life experiences. Writing has led her into a deep sense of compassion for herself and the world. An essay about how she found out her father worked for the CIA was published by the Los Angeles Times and a second father/daughter essay was published by Ms. Magazine. Her most recent essay was published by Fiction Writer’s Review and describes meeting Richard Yates, author of Revolutionary Road, while she was a collage waitress and he an author in the twilight of his career, and how this meeting influenced her development as a writer. Leslie is also a regular contributor to Ms. Magazine.