The Leshne Agency

The Leshne Agency A full-service literary and talent management agency committed to the success of our authors, artists and entertainers.
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THE LESHNE AGENCY is a full-service literary and talent management agency committed to the success of our clients over the course of their careers. We represent a select and growing number of writers, artists, and entertainers interested in building their brands, audience platforms, and developing long-term relationships via all forms of traditional and social media. We take a deeply personal approach by working closely with our clients to develop their best ideas for maximum impact and reach across print, digital and other formats, providing hands-on guidance and networking for lasting success. LISA LESHNE has been in the media & entertainment business for over 25 years. Lisa’s previous experience spans the broadest range of the industry. In 1991, she co-founded The Prague Post, the largest English-language newspaper in Central Europe, along with its book division and website, PraguePost.com. Lisa worked in Prague as the newspaper's Publisher for almost a decade. In 1999, she moved to Manhattan to work in strategy and business development for Dow Jones, and was Executive Director, International, for WSJ.com, the Wall Street Journal Online, responsible for digital business operations in Europe and Asia, overseeing advertising, marketing, and circulation. Lisa also served as VP, Strategy and Business Development, for Ink2, an industry leader in the print-on-demand industry and the owner of Cardstore.com. Lisa worked for a year after 9/11 at the New York City Partnership's Financial Recovery Fund, evaluating grant applications and providing strategic advice to small businesses destroyed in the World Trade Center attacks. She previously worked for Accenture (Andersen Consulting) as a Senior Consultant in the Entertainment & Media Group. Prior to founding The Leshne Agency in 2011, she was a literary agent at LJK Literary. Lisa has a BA degree in Sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Literary Specialties: I am most interested in narrative and prescriptive non-fiction, especially on sports, wellness, business, political and parenting topics. I love memoirs that transport the reader into another person’s head and give a voyeuristic view of another person's extraordinary experiences. I enjoy literary and commercial fiction and some young adult and middle-grade books that take the reader on a journey and are just plain fun to read. Talent Management: I manage a select number of my literary and entertainment clients, advising them over the course of their careers. More at www.leshneagency.com

Mission: THE LESHNE AGENCY is a full-service literary and talent management agency committed to the success of our clients over the course of their careers. We represent a select and growing number of writers, artists, and entertainers interested in building their brands, audience platforms, and developing long-term relationships via all forms of traditional and social media. We take a deeply personal approach by working closely with our clients to develop their best ideas for maximum impact and reach across print, digital and other formats, providing hands-on guidance and networking for lasting success.

The Leshne Agency's author Julissa Arce, a formerly undocumented immigrant from Mexico, wrote her thoughts about AMERICA...
01/31/2020
I'm A Mexican Immigrant. Here's What “American Dirt” Got Wrong

The Leshne Agency's author Julissa Arce, a formerly undocumented immigrant from Mexico, wrote her thoughts about AMERICAN DIRT for Buzzfeed. Julissa's books are MY (UNDERGROUND) AMERICAN DREAM and SOMEONE LIKE ME. I highly recommend them both! 📚 Hachette Book Group Little, Brown Books for Young Readers #dreamers #myundergroundamericandream #someonelikeme

As a formerly undocumented Mexican immigrant, I’ve longed for more books telling our stories to be published and celebrated. Jeanine Cummins’ American Dirt is not what I was hoping for.

The Leshne Agency's author Barry Levine gave a terrific TV interview to NBC News in LA detailing the 47 new allegations ...
01/07/2020
Author Barry Levine Talks His New Book Which Details Allegations Against President Trump

The Leshne Agency's author Barry Levine gave a terrific TV interview to NBC News in LA detailing the 47 new allegations of sexual misconduct by Donald Trump in his book with co-author Monique El-Faizy, ALL THE PRESIDENT'S WOMEN: DONALD TRUMP AND THE MAKING OF A PREDATOR. While he's skated free so far, there are currently two defamation cases against Trump by Summer Zervos and E.Jean Carroll moving forward through the courts. Will justice ever be served? Hachette Books #allthepresidentswomen #predatorpresident

Reporter and author of ‘All the President’s Women: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator’, Barry Levine sat down with California Live to discuss the book. The book details allegations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump and his history with women. As seen on California Live...

Congrats to co-authors Barry Levine and Monique El-Faizy for ALL THE PRESIDENT'S WOMEN being named one of the best polit...
12/16/2019
The best politics books of 2019

Congrats to co-authors Barry Levine and Monique El-Faizy for ALL THE PRESIDENT'S WOMEN being named one of the best political books of 2019 by UK's PROSPECT!

"The evidence collected by Barry Levine and Monique El-Faizy in All the President’s Women (Trapeze) should keep prosecutors busy. Trump is an alpha male—while dating Ivana, he threw a hissy fit when she turned out to be a better skier. More serious are the 26 new allegations of unwanted sexual contact documented here. “These abuses took place over the course of decades and were far from secret,” they write. It’s a story familiar from that of Jeffrey Epstein, the sex-offender Trump said was a “terrific guy” and “a lot of fun to be with.”"

As part of Prospect's Books of the Year special, we round up the best books about politics

Excellent article on ALL THE PRESIDENT’S WOMEN in InStyle magazine. “So why haven’t the sexual misconduct allegations ag...
12/10/2019
This Book Found 43 New Allegations Against Donald Trump — Why Didn't Anyone Care?

Excellent article on ALL THE PRESIDENT’S WOMEN in InStyle magazine.

“So why haven’t the sexual misconduct allegations against Trump made more of an impact? “Despite us being surrounded by new stories of #MeToo, whether it’s Harvey Weinstein or Jeffrey Epstein or Bill Cosby, Trump is just not receiving that type of scrutiny, which to me is shocking,” Levine tells InStyle. “It’s mind-boggling to me that we have a president who — take away the impeachment inquiry and what he may or may not have done — separate from that, we have a predator president.”

“Crimes against women are just not taken as seriously, and that has to do with how we value women in society,” El-Faizy tells InStyle. “He said he could do this, and we elected him anyway, and that says more about American society than it does about Donald Trump. I mean, we know who he is, but it says something about us that we allow that man to be our president.”

"I mean, we know who he is, but it says something about us that we allow that man to be our president," one of the authors tells InStyle.

Once again, The Leshne Agency’s author, Julissa Arce, speaks truth to power. 👊🏽“I’ve always thought that it is immigrant...
11/29/2019
How immigrants' stories took center stage in the impeachment hearings

Once again, The Leshne Agency’s author, Julissa Arce, speaks truth to power. 👊🏽

“I’ve always thought that it is immigrants who believe in and love America the most,” said Julissa Arce, an immigration rights advocate who came to the US from Mexico when she was 11. “We’re willing to risk our lives and leave everything behind to come to this country and give everything. The bravest people who came up to testify at the hearings were the ones who said you have to fight to keep our democracy alive.” #myundergroundamericandream #someonelikeme Hachette Books Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Vindman, Yovanovitch and Hill showed an unshaken faith in America. But Republicans could not resist cynical innuendo on ‘dual loyalties’

⭐️ Starred review from Library Journal for #allthepresidentswomen by Barry Levine & Monique El-Faizy. #predatorpresident...
11/12/2019

⭐️ Starred review from Library Journal for #allthepresidentswomen by Barry Levine & Monique El-Faizy. #predatorpresident The Leshne Agency Hachette Book Group
⭐️ "While many of the most shocking incidents discussed here are public knowledge, the significant new material and the book’s usefulness as a single-volume source on the topic make this not only a critical current read but one likely to become even more important in the future."
https://www.libraryjournal.com/?reviewDetail=all-the-presidents-women-donald-trump-and-the-making-of-a-predator

Natasha Stoynoff, former correspondent for PEOPLE magazine, and one of Trump's first whistleblowers, wrote this spot-on ...
11/07/2019
Opinion | Women were the first Trump whistleblowers

Natasha Stoynoff, former correspondent for PEOPLE magazine, and one of Trump's first whistleblowers, wrote this spot-on piece in The Washington Post:

"Two weeks ago, 43 new allegations of sexual misconduct by Trump surfaced in a new book, “All the President’s Women: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator,” by Barry Levine and Monique El-Faizy. My sisters and I were not surprised; we suspect there are even more out there...Once again, the heat is on. The women are back, forces to be reckoned with, in the court of law and public opinion. And once again, an election is looming. But for us, the question remains: Will this, finally, be the time when enough people care?"

Will this, finally, be the time when enough people care?

📚 We are thrilled to announce this 2-book deal with cartoonist by day and rockstar  🎸 by night, Instagram sensation Tomm...
11/05/2019

📚 We are thrilled to announce this 2-book deal with cartoonist by day and rockstar 🎸 by night, Instagram sensation Tommy Siegel! Tommy’s band, Jukebox the Ghost plays to sold-out crowds across the world and his webcomics are hilarious and heartfelt. Andrews McMeel will bring these books into the world in Winter 2020 and Valentine’s Day 2021.

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👊🏽A very powerful interview and video. ALL THE PRESIDENT'S WOMEN: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator by Barry Lev...
10/24/2019
Donald Trump And The Making Of A Predatory President

👊🏽A very powerful interview and video. ALL THE PRESIDENT'S WOMEN: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator by Barry Levine & Monique El-Faizy is getting a lot of coverage in print, but so far, nothing on mainstream TV. WHY? Do 43 additional allegations of sexual misconduct by the sitting president just not matter? Do these women's stories not matter? Are we so desensitized and used to this behavior by Trump that it's not "news"? The book puts all these allegations together and uncovers a lot of new information. He's a sexual predator who certainly belongs in the same category at Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein. To quote Monique, "When we brush aside or when we say we’re tired of this, we’re being complicit, we’re letting it go on. We have to get outraged about every one of these things." For those of you with a voice and a platform, please share and use your influence to get these stories the attention they deserve. Buy the book. Encourage the mainstream media to cover this. Two upcoming opportunities to hear the authors interviewed in person: 7 pm Fri. Oct. 25th at Politics and Prose Bookstore in DC and 7 pm Wed., Oct. 30th at Barnes & Noble Upper West Side in NYC. Both events are free and open to the public and I hope to see you there. 📚 Hachette Book Group The Leshne Agency

In "All The President's Women," journalists Barry Levine and Monique El-Faizy uncover 43 new sexual assault allegations against the world's most powerful...

A Q&A in Esquire w authors Barry Levine & Monique El-Faizy from ALL THE PRESIDENT’S WOMEN: DONALD TRUMP AND THE MAKING O...
10/22/2019
How the Authors of 'All the President’s Women' Found 43 New Allegations of Sexual Misconduct Against Donald Trump

A Q&A in Esquire w authors Barry Levine & Monique El-Faizy from ALL THE PRESIDENT’S WOMEN: DONALD TRUMP AND THE MAKING OF A PREDATOR. On Sale Today!

" The reason we have this president is because these stories are not seen as important--because women’s stories have been for decades either brushed off as insignificant or dismissed as untrue. I think that’s a factor in this, and it’s also that people look at stories like this as personal behavior. It’s important to remember that his conduct with women is a reflection of his attitudes about women. This is a man setting policy for women, about women--not just in the US, but globally with the abortion gag rule. These stories are incredibly significant not just because women shouldn’t be treated poorly, but because they affect women’s lives around the world. I think that’s getting lost. People see these stories as personal transgressions, and they don’t think about the larger ramifications."

Please share! #allthepresidentswomen #predatorpresident Hachette Book Group

Journalists Barry Levine and Monique El-Faizy discuss how they put together a lifelong portrait of alleged sexual misconduct.

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10/22/2019

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Another exclusive excerpt from the new book ALL THE PRESIDENT’S WOMEN: DONALD TRUMP AND THE MAKING OF A PREDATOR by Barr...
10/21/2019
Teen Models Remember Trump Would "Find a Reason" to Come Backstage When They Were Changing

Another exclusive excerpt from the new book ALL THE PRESIDENT’S WOMEN: DONALD TRUMP AND THE MAKING OF A PREDATOR by Barry Levine and Monique El-Faizy. Pub date is Oct. 22nd! There will be free bookstore readings at Politics and Prose Bookstore in DC on Fri. Oct. 25th at 7 pm and Barnes & Noble Upper West Side in NYC on Wed. Oct. 30th at 7 pm. I will be at both and hope to see many familiar faces! #predatorpresident Hachette Book Group The Leshne Agency Mary Ann Naples Samantha Morrice

In exclusive excerpts from the explosive new book All the President's Women, modeling contestants recall President Trump's "gropey" behavior and his interest in young girls.

Thanks to The Guardian for publishing this excerpt from ALL THE PRESIDENT’S WOMEN: DONALD TRUMP AND THE MAKING OF A PRED...
10/20/2019
Trump the predator

Thanks to The Guardian for publishing this excerpt from ALL THE PRESIDENT’S WOMEN: DONALD TRUMP AND THE MAKING OF A PREDATOR by investigative journalists Barry Levine and Monique El-Faizy. On sale in the US & UK Oct. 22, but you can pre-order now and it will arrive that day! https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/oct/19/trump-predator-new-book-fresh-allegations Hachette Book Group #predatorpresident

A new book uncovers fresh allegations of the president’s inappropriate sexual behaviour

Join The Leshne Agency on Wednesday, October 30th, at 7pm in welcoming authors Barry Levine and Monique El-Faizy to Barn...
10/12/2019
All the President's Women: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator

Join The Leshne Agency on Wednesday, October 30th, at 7pm in welcoming authors Barry Levine and Monique El-Faizy to Barnes & Noble Upper West Side! They will be discussing and reading their book, ALL THE PRESIDENT'S WOMEN: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator, an unflinching journalistic investigation of Trump's relationships with women and the catalyzation of the #MeToo movement and women's activism. Barry Levine & Monique El-Faizy: All the President's Women Hachette Book Group Mary Ann Naples #allthepresidentswomen https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/event/9780062088659-0

Join us on Wednesday, October 30th, at 7pm in welcoming authors Barry Levine and Monique El-Faizy to our store! They will be discussing and reading their book, ALL THE PRESIDENT'S WOMEN, an unflinching journalistic investigation of Donald Trump's relationships with women and the catalyzation of the....

Thank you Good Morning America for sharing The Leshne Agency's author Julissa Arce's story about growing up undocumented...
10/12/2019
She grew up undocumented. Now Julissa Arce is working to end immigration stereotypes.

Thank you Good Morning America for sharing The Leshne Agency's author Julissa Arce's story about growing up undocumented, earning a scholarship to University of Texas, working her way up to VP at Goldman Sachs, become a bestselling author of two books - MY (UNDERGROUND) AMERICAN DREAM and SOMEONE LIKE ME - founding the Ascend Scholars Program and becoming an immigration rights advocate! Book #3 proposal is in progress! #literarylife Julissa Arce Raya Nikki Garcia Alvina Ling Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Hachette Book Group #myundergroundamericandream #someonelikeme #daca #dreamers https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/News/grew-undocumented-now-julissa-arce-working-end-immigration/story?id=65985410&cid=share_facebook_widget&fbclid=IwAR1w-jGaGoQs2skA8-rndfzIqGcnKzWErz082VyDntCX0I0WbDuaTzAzt7Y

Julissa Arce went from being an undocumented immigrant to a Wall Street executive, and is now working to change immigration stereotypes.

The first excerpt from ALL THE PRESIDENT’S WOMEN: DONALD TRUMP AND THE MAKING OF A PREDATOR is live on Esquire. The book...
10/10/2019
“He Grabbed Me There in the Front”: Donald Trump Allegedly Hid Behind a Tapestry to Grope a Woman at Mar-a-Lago

The first excerpt from ALL THE PRESIDENT’S WOMEN: DONALD TRUMP AND THE MAKING OF A PREDATOR is live on Esquire. The book is out Oct 22nd and you can pre-order now. https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a29391247/donald-trump-assault-allegations-karen-johnson-all-the-presidents-women-book/

In an exclusive excerpt from 'All the President’s Women,' Karen Johnson tells her story.

The Leshne Agency is excited to reveal for the first time the cover for award-winning journalist Heather Cabot's THE NEW...
09/12/2019

The Leshne Agency is excited to reveal for the first time the cover for award-winning journalist Heather Cabot's THE NEW CHARDONNAY: HOW MARIJUANA WENT MAINSTREAM. Show your love by pre-ordering! The book, published by Currency, an imprint of Penguin Random House, is a fascinating behind-the-scenes journey into the world of legal cannabis: the first deeply reported story of how marijuana went mainstream, offering the inside scoop on who is getting rich off the business of pot, and how. Thanks to editor extraordinaire Talia Krohn! #preordernow #thenewchardonnay
https://leshneagency.com/…/heather-cabot-samantha-walravens/

👊🏽 Beyond proud of our client Latoya Shauntay Snell, who blogs at www.RunningFatChef.com, for her appearance on the Toda...
08/27/2019
Running Fat Chef blogger sends message on body positivity

👊🏽 Beyond proud of our client Latoya Shauntay Snell, who blogs at www.RunningFatChef.com, for her appearance on the Today Show. Book proposal in progress!!! 📚 #runningfatchef @latoyashauntay

The 3rd hour of TODAY welcomes Latoya Shauntay Snell, a long-distance runner and marathoner whose fitness journey is followed by thousands via her blog, Running Fat Chef. She discusses how she faces her critics and why she’s redefining what an athlete looks like.

👊🏽 Pleased to announce that ALL THE PRESIDENT’S WOMEN: DONALD TRUMP AND THE MAKING OF A PREDATOR by veteran investigativ...
08/23/2019
Trapeze lands 'groundbreaking' Donald Trump investigation | The Bookseller

👊🏽 Pleased to announce that ALL THE PRESIDENT’S WOMEN: DONALD TRUMP AND THE MAKING OF A PREDATOR by veteran investigative journalist Barry Levine and Paris-based journalist Monique El-Faizy will be simultaneously published in the 🇬🇧 UK on October, 22nd by Trapeze Books. 📚 #preordernow Hachette Books

​Trapeze will publish a "groundbreaking and original" investigation into Donald Trump revealing new accusations of sexual misconduct later this year.

Please VOTE today for this fun and informative #SXSW2020 #cannabis panel featuring thought leaders in the new world of #...
08/22/2019
The New Chardonnay: Wining, Dining + Weed

Please VOTE today for this fun and informative #SXSW2020 #cannabis panel featuring thought leaders in the new world of #cannabis hospitality @jeffthe420chef @infusedsaka @theherbsomm moderated by The Leshne Agency's Heather Cabot @heather.cabot, author of forthcoming book, THE NEW CHARDONNAY: HOW MARIJUANA WENT MAINSTREAM. Crown Publishing Talia Krohn

By 2020, West Hollywood, CA will be home to the largest concentration of establishments in the US where anyone over 21 will be able to belly up to the bar and order cannabis-infused drinks, food and more. Cities in Colorado and Massachusetts are gearing up for cannabis cafes and lounges to open, too...

A deeply personal piece by The Leshne Agency's author, Julissa Arce Raya in TIME. The El Paso shooter didn't ask any of ...
08/07/2019
Trump's Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Is About Our Brown Skin

A deeply personal piece by The Leshne Agency's author, Julissa Arce Raya in TIME. The El Paso shooter didn't ask any of the 22 people he killed for their papers, or if they came to the U.S. “the right way,” or if they immigrated “legally.” We are living in a very dark time. I commend Julissa for continuing to speak truth to power. #someonelikeme #myundergroundamericandream #VOTE

I naively believed all my fears would be erased when I became a U.S. citizen

HUGE Congratulations to The Leshne Agency's Mina Samuels on the Healthy Living cover story for her new book, RUN LIKE A ...
08/03/2019

HUGE Congratulations to The Leshne Agency's Mina Samuels on the Healthy Living cover story for her new book, RUN LIKE A GIRL 365 DAYS A YEAR: A Practical, Personal, Inspirational Guide for Women Athletes, her much awaited follow up to RUN LIKE A GIRL: How Strong Women Make Happy Lives. If you run, spin, hike, swim, do yoga, pilates... whatever your jam is, this book is for YOU, and it also makes a great gift. Please share, read, and be inspired! Thanks to PR guru Meryl Moss. #runlikeagirl

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