This brilliant, razor-sharp, read traces a young L.A.-based woman’s sexual history from her first sloppy kiss to her dream wedding day.”
— Us Weekly
“It’s Lehr’s bracing bluntness and hilarious self-deprecation as she struggles to understand her sexuality and her marriage that make this book such a riveting read—though the stunning photos of Lehr and her loves, past and present, don’t hurt.”
Unstintingly honest...I screamed, shrieked, and bit my fingernails. She’s laugh-out-loud funny. I got furious at her, and then was supremely touched. She has remarkable powers of self-observation. This memoir is more informative about what happens in couples therapy than 90% of most self-help therapy books.
— Susie Bright, author
Bone-shakingly honest…Ill-Equipped shatters the ideas of romantic love and happily ever after, yet somehow arrives at something real and raw and beautiful.”
— Best Reads of 2004
New Zealand Libraries
This gem of a memoir is a refreshing, poignant and entertaining story chronicling the impact Lehr’s past relationships had on her courtship and eventual marriage to John…Her detailed recreations of their arguments, therapy sessions and familial conversations are so spirited you cannot help but laugh out loud."
….through humor, honest and old-fashioned great story-telling she succeeds…Ill-Equipped is an uproarious, un-put-downable love story that leaves one feeling warm empathy towards its protagonists and wishing them a long, happy married life full of great sex.
— The Brooklyn Rail