Talking Book with Simon Doonan

Hey! Come get a book signed at The Grove on Tuesday


“Why didn’t you fix your hair before getting on camera?” my partner-in-sex questioned as he began to watch this video, which, mind you, was shot on a morning just after I had fixed my hair for the first time in a long time.

“We’re through,” I retorted.

Just kidding.

In case you couldn’t scramble together five whole minutes to watch and listen to the above video as shot by the cinema-whisperers at Barneys, chronicling a short conversation between Simon Doonan and myself for, what, the third time in the history of short videos?, here’s the rundown: his book, The Asylum, and my book, Man Repeller: Seeking Love, Finding Overalls (I guess his title is better than mine if only because syllables get annoying in due time), are out.

As such, we’re discussing the contents of said books and inconspicuously summoning your appearance at a signing that we will do in tandem on Tuesday of next week at The Grove in Los Angeles. From what Charlotte (a native Angeleno) tells me, it feels like a cross between Disney Land and Las Vegas so I, for one, am incredibly excited.

Are you?

Well, are you?

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  • Sandro

    You wouldn’t believe it, I’ve bought both books in one go!

  • ek

    Are you fasting on Yom Kippur?

    • Leandra Medine


      • ek

        Gmar Chatimah Tova then!

        • Leandra Medine

          Likewise — seems like a sufficiently more important BOOK SIGNING than any other, huh.

          • ek

            You’re totally right!

  • Jmw

    Hanging with Simon D at Barneys? You truly are goddess for the day! Leandra, you win.

  • themechanicsdaughter

    hahah oh you both make an amazing couple, i want more videos like this.
    félicitations leandra, cant wait to get my copy! xo

  • Leandra! Still trying to figure out logistics, but I am gonna try my hardest to come up on Tuesday for the signing! I finally want to meet ya, so badly!

  • pamb

    Adorbs! Don’t forget to visit the huge Farmer’s Market next to the Grove. And if you’ve never been, the LaBrea Tar Pits are nearby!

  • inarika

    That was charming!

  • Ashley O.

    This video made my chai tea latte more delectable on this Friday morning! Picking up your book today!

  • I’m totally holding my clutch like that from now on, HA.

  • You two are so much fun to watch together!

    Congrats on the book, and while I can’t be there for the signing, I hope you have a great time!

  • Ash

    You’re probably not coming to Seattle to sign books, but could you please come to Seattle to sign books? I got mine three days ago, and I think my neighbor thinks I’m nutty because I’m laughing so hard. Well done, well written. I love it.

  • Oliver Lips
  • After watching this I need to pick up both books! I wish I could come to the book signing!!

  • Emily

    Are you going to be doing any book signings in New York?

  • Diane

    I just laughed out loud when you made the crack about how heavy Acne jackets are! I was trying to pack one in my suitcase for an upcoming trip to London/Paris and realized it alone would swallow up my luggage weight allowance. I am off to buy both books to read on the long flight from San Diego to London…

  • sketch42

    I mean… awesome dude. Couldn’t be more awesome.

  • tessa

    but wait, who makes that trapeze-y shirt at 3:59?

  • Christina

    I’m looking soooo much forward to getting my copy. It is taking a looooong time to ship the book to Denmark.

  • Claire

    wait, what time will you be signing your book at the Grove?!?!?!

  • Savannah H.

    What about New York though?

  • Aubrey Green

    I bought the book! What time are you at the Grove? It’s totally like Disneyland.

  • see you on Tuesday!

  • I can’t wait for you to come sign my book back in NYC!…or Brooklyn ;D

    Your Friend, Jess

  • bloomaglow

    I’m not going to your book signing because i’m committed to carrying that book with me at all times so i can stock you when I see you in the streets one day:-)

  • bloomaglow

    Stalk you I mean lol

  • Alba B.

    As much as you are going to sign the books on the 17th you’re not going to attend Milan FW this year?!!!
    When are you going to make a pit stop for your books here in Milan?!!!

  • Kendra Adler

    I could not be more excited minus the fact that I’ll miss it cause the time and location is MIA.

    Location: The Grove but what store?
    Time: ?

    muchas gracias chiquita bonita fashionista

  • Sasha Jane Shanks

    Wish I lived in the US. I feel like life would be that much more interesting.
    Love your vids.

  • rhodawong

    cant wait to read your book!

  • Congrats Leandra!!!!

  • Alejandra


    • Alejandra

      any texas book signings?

  • EllMorrow

    I thought you couldn’t get any better and then… ‘my colon is clean’.

  • Lisa Dionisio

    Congratulations on your book, Leandra! Hope to meet you in D.C. in October!

  • I bought both books. I live in Honolulu and was excited to have the time difference working in my favor. Midnight is 6pm here so I was able to savor your awesomeness “earlier” i e have a full night to read them right when they came out.
    I am reading the books slowly, I don’t want them to finish.

    I highlight your golden thoughts, Leandra. Your imagination and the way you write is something I admire and cherish so much.

    I have both books on my iPad and I’m considering buying the hard copies as well. Also the Man Repeller book will be a perfect gift for my girlfriends who are making some life changes now. Perfect book to take their minds off and make them laugh a lot.

    Leandra, you’re changing our lives by adding tons of laughter, thank you.

    Big Thank You, guys!


    • Leandra Medine

      This note made me so happy.

  • I love that top you’re wearing in the video!! I can’t wait to flip through your book soon~~

  • White Horizon PR

    Would love to meet you during the signing at The Grove! What time is the event?

  • kayy

    I just bought your book! I live 20 minutes away from the grove but couldn’t make it because of late night work! Could you please have a signing on the weekend in L.A soon??

  • Soledad Camps

    I can not wait to read your book in Spanish, please.