Leah Furman

New York, NY USA
Website: www.alistmom.com

Professional Experience

Catalog copy. Digital content. Influencer Outreach and Social Media. Magazine stories. Best-selling books. Marketing materials. / Fashion. Beauty. Family. Travel. Luxury. Relationships. Celebrity. / As an author, copywriter, ghostwriter, editor and online content developer, I've covered a lot of ground: - Copywriter for Fashion, Beauty, Home and Kids for Avon's North American Brochure; - Mom and baby product reviews at A-List Mom (www.AListMom.com); - Books on everything from dating and wedding planning to biographies of bands like Fleetwood Mac, Korn, etc.; - Ghostwriter of NY Times bestsellers for celebs and high-profile personalities like Dr. Phil and Dr. Travis Stork; - Articles on travel, dining, beauty, fitness, fashion; - Managing Editor of various regional, lifestyle, luxury and beauty publications.


16 Years
Book Author
20 Years
20 Years


17 Years
11 Years
15 Years


Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
15 Years
Online/new media
14 Years
Book Publishing Consumer
17 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

20 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

MAR Magazine (10+), MyLittleSwans.com (10+), Hair\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ (10+), Elements Magazine (10+), A-List Mom (10+), Nikki Style (10+), Jamrock Magazine (6-10), ReZoom.com (6-10), Astro Twins (6-10), Conde Net (3-5), Glo.com (3-5), SingleMindedWomen.com (3-5), The Knot, Inc. - PromSpot (1-2), Simon & Schuster Spotlight Entertainment (1-2), Profile Magazine (1-2), Penguin Books (1-2), New Beauty Magazine (1-2), Mandarin Oriental NY (1-2), Dupree Miller and Associates (ghostwriting) (1-2), IN New York (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Avon (10+), DeKuyper (3-5), Pfizer (3-5), Notre Dame University (1-2), Fun and Function (1-2), Johns Hopkins University (1-2)

Other Work History

Copywriter: Avon Editorial Director: A-List Mom Managing Editor: M.A.R. Magazine Editorial Director: Profile Magazine Account Executive/PR Writer: Creative Media Marketing Book Author:20+ Published Books (See more at Amazon.com) * Single Jewish Female: A Modern Guide to Sex and Dating (Perigee, September 2004) * The Everything Dating Book (Adams Media, 2000) * Generation Inc.: 100 Best Businesses for Young Entrepreneurs (Berkley) *Our Boys Speak: Adolescent Boys Write About Their Inner Lives (St. Martin's) *The Everything After College Book (Adams Media Corp) * Korn: Life in the Pit (St. Martin's Press) * Happily Ever After: The Drew Barrymore Story (Ballantine)

Foreign Language Skills

Russian, French

Computer Skills

Word, Windows, MS Office


laptop, audio recorder, digital camera

Work Permits & Visas

US Citizen


Amy Gerber, Associate Creative Director, Avon Products Madeleine Morel, 2M Communications Ltd. Jeannette Park, Fashion and Beauty Editor Emily Westlake, Senior Editor, Simon & Schuster's Simon Spotlight Greer Hendricks, Senior Editor, Atria Jennifer Fortney, President, Cascade Communications


"Single Jewish Female: A Modern Guide to Sex and Dating" named one of the Best Jewish Books of 2004 by "The Jewish Post and Opinion"

Work Samples

Travel Writing

(Nikki Style 6/1/2007)
A 6-page feature singing the praises of this jet-set capital.
(Jamrock 4/1/2009)
A travel story about the culture and lifestyle of Barbados.
(Jamrock 8/1/2008)
What to expect if you decide to visit Tobago...
(Single Minded Women 1/1/2008)
This story covers the hottest spots for women who like to travel in packs.
(Nikki Style 6/1/2007)
From the gory Running of the Bulls to the messy La Tomatina, Spain's most popular festivals are pictured in this 4-page story.
(Jamrock Magazine 6/10/2008)
A look at Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao.
(Jamrock 7/1/2009)
An exploration of the sights, sounds and flavors of San Juan.


(MAR Magazine 9/21/2006)
Q & A with Celebrity Chef David Burke.
(Elements Magazine 3/21/2008)
A profile of a Belgian Master Chef.
(Single Minded Women 12/10/2007)
Questions about how to get back into reading are answered with book recommendations.
(Elements 11/1/2007)
A profile of Jack Lamb, the man behind East Village gems like Jewel Bako and Degustation.
(Jamrock Magazine 4/1/2009)
A story about what Obama's victory means to the Caribbean community both in the US and abroad.
(Jamrock Magazine 6/10/2008)
A profile of Victoria's Secret Angel, Selita Ebanks.


(Atria Books 5/15/2008)
I edited this advice-filled business memoir by Poppy King, Australian Cosmetics Mogul and Icon of Young Entrepreneurship.
(Adams Media Corp 1/1/2000)
An instructive and often humorous book on dating.
(Simon Spotlight 1/1/2008)
NY Times bestseller I wrote with Dr. Travis Stork, from "The Bachelor: Paris" about how to be a more self-confident and together woman so you can stop making so many dating and relationship mistakes.
(Dr. Phil McGraw 1/1/2007)
NY Times bestselling dating book I worked on with Dr. Phil. "Get the One You Want, Fix the One You've Got" -- that subtitle says it all.
(Perigee/Penguin Books 9/15/2004)
My guide to dating, specifically for Jewish women.
(Berkley/Penguin Books 3/20/2000)
A book I wrote for would be entrepreneurs.
(St. Martin's Press 5/20/2000)
The definitive book on the rockband Korn.


(Glo.com 5/12/2010)
The types of "Mommy friends" you may want to avoid at play group.
(Glo.com 6/14/2010)
How to maintain your friendships after baby.


(Avon Catalog 12/1/2013)
Avon's 2013 Christmas Catalog - wrote all copy