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On the heels of her acclaimed book In an Instant, the #1 New York Times bestseller she wrote with her husband, ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff, and with the same candor and charm, Lee Woodruff now chronicles her life as wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. Woodruff’s deeply personal and, at times, uproariously funny stories highlight such universal topics as family, marriage, friends, and how life never seems to go as planned. From raising teenagers (“Now with a boy and girl on the precipice of serious adolescence, the bathroom door is sealed tighter than a government nuclear testing ground”) to how she copes with tragedy (“Swimming surrounds me in the velvet wet of a bluish green world where I can dive deep down and sob with no trace”), Perfectly Imperfect: A Life in Progress is the testimonial of a woman who embraces the chaos of her surroundings, discovers the splendor of life’s flaws, and accepts that perfection is as impossible to achieve as a spotless kitchen floor.

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"Lee Woodruff is a modern day truth-teller. She is a laugh-out-loud funny, complex, contradictory, compassionate sister in the struggles and sweet successes of contemporary motherhood, sisterhood and wife-dom. An immediately relatable group of recollections and reflections on the often unfair, unexpected and unbelievably beautiful paths of a woman's life." Jamie Lee Curtis

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"Nora Ephron + Erma Bombeck = Lee Woodruff. This is the book for all the women in your lives!" Liz Smith, syndicated columnist

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"Reading Lee Woodruff's warm, joyful, heartfelt essays on everything from sagging knees to facing a child's disability is a little like staying up all night dishing with your best friend. You'll nod in agreement, laugh out loud, shed a few tears, and come away with a renewed appreciation for the magic of everyday moments, which Woodruff celebrates with her characteristic humor and grace in Perfectly Imperfect." Ann Pleshette Murphy, parenting contributor for ABC's Good Morning America and author of The 7 Stages of Motherhood

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"I want to snuggle up with a cup of tea and Lee Woodruff herself. Perfectly Imperfect is like having an old, dear friend who you haven't seen in a while regale you with stories about life that you swear could be your own. This book will become my constant companion. Rita Wilson

About the Author

Lee Woodruff is the life and family contributor for ABC’s Good Morning America and a freelance writer. She is on the board of trustees of the Bob Woodruff Family Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides critical resources and support to our nation’s injured service members, veterans, and their families, especially those affected by the signature hidden injuries of war: traumatic brain injury and combat stress. Lee Woodruff lives in Westchester County, New York, with her husband, ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff, and their four children.

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queenmom, May 9, 2012 (view all comments by queenmom)
Reading this book made me feel like I was sitting across from a very good friend who had story after story to share with me about her life. Lee Woodruff's book, Perfectly Imperfect: A Life in Progress, is full of essays about different aspects of what it's like to be a mother of four, a wife of Bob Woodruff, news correspondent who almost died on assignment, and a woman who is trying her best at keeping sane through it all. Her sense of humor about the mundane to the extraordinary made me laugh out loud while her poignant heartbreaking stories about her aging father made me sob as I can so very well relate to her. I love the blurb from Liz Smith on the book's cover, which states: "Nora Epron + Erma Bombeck = Lee Woodruff. This is the book for all the women in your lives!" Read the book and hope for more stories from Lee Woodruff in the future!
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ISBN:
9780812979022
Author:
Woodruff, Lee
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Introduction by:
Woodruff, Bob
Introduction:
Woodruff, Bob
Author:
Woodruff, Bob
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
CHAPTER-OPENING PHOTOS
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.90x5.54x.56 in. .43 lbs.

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Product details 256 pages Random House Trade - English 9780812979022 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Lee Woodruff is a modern day truth-teller. She is a laugh-out-loud funny, complex, contradictory, compassionate sister in the struggles and sweet successes of contemporary motherhood, sisterhood and wife-dom. An immediately relatable group of recollections and reflections on the often unfair, unexpected and unbelievably beautiful paths of a woman's life."
"Review" by , "Nora Ephron + Erma Bombeck = Lee Woodruff. This is the book for all the women in your lives!"
"Review" by , "Reading Lee Woodruff's warm, joyful, heartfelt essays on everything from sagging knees to facing a child's disability is a little like staying up all night dishing with your best friend. You'll nod in agreement, laugh out loud, shed a few tears, and come away with a renewed appreciation for the magic of everyday moments, which Woodruff celebrates with her characteristic humor and grace in Perfectly Imperfect." Ann Pleshette Murphy, parenting contributor for ABC's Good Morning America and author of The 7 Stages of Motherhood
"Review" by , "I want to snuggle up with a cup of tea and Lee Woodruff herself. Perfectly Imperfect is like having an old, dear friend who you haven't seen in a while regale you with stories about life that you swear could be your own. This book will become my constant companion.
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