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From Ivy League To A Gun At Her Head 
September 2013
Guest Blog From Leslie Morgan Steiner 
Leslie Morgan Steiner

GDA Exclusive, Leslie Morgan Steiner, shares with us the impact of a TED Talk.  


"The response to my TED Talk was beyond anything I could have imagined.  Over one million people have seen it.  The talk has been translated into over 30 languages. I've gotten in touch with domestic violence victims and advocates from around the world - TED's global reach is well beyond anything I could have achieved on my own."   

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Leslie's New Book
Leslie's most recent book, The Baby Chase, explores surrogacy's impact on the American family.  The book is set to be released November 5, 2013.  
One Woman's Courageous Story of Survival
Leslie Morgan Steiner
Leslie Morgan Steiner is the last person anyone imagined to be a victim of domestic violence.  At 22, she was a recent Harvard graduate, working at Seventeen Magazine and in love with a charming, handsome Ivy League graduate she met on the subway. However, behind the scenes, it was a different story.  She was being beaten regularly, held at gun point more than a dozen times and nearly killed by her now ex-husband.   Leslie's love for him is what could be described as 'Crazy Love'.
After enduring four years of attacks, Leslie eventually escaped, rebuilt her career and created a happy family with her second husband.  Her New York Times bestseller, Crazy Love, takes readers on a terrifying journey of true love gone wrong. 
Leslie's story brings awareness to the important topic of domestic violence and proves there is not just one "type" of domestic violence victim. Domestic violence can happen to anyone- even those you would least expect.  
Leslie Exceeds One Million Views on

This past January, Leslie's 2012 TED Talk, "Why Domestic Violence Victims Don't Leave," was posted on the TED website and instantly gained attention across the globe.  With more than 20,000 TED Talks online, this is the only video by a domestic violence survivor.  Her video has been viewed over one million times and continues to grow on a daily basis.  It has been listed as one of the 'Top Courageous Videos' on the TED website. Leslie shares with viewers her story and insight into the one question people always ask- Why does she stay?
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