LeslieAnn Butler
  • Female
  • Portland, Oregon
  • United States

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If Your Hair Falls Out, Keep Dancing!

Profile Information

Relationship Status:
In a Relationship
About Me:
I'm an artist and author living in Portland, Oregon, with my sweetheart Ron, two cats and a dog. I've had aa for about 35 years, universalis for 25 years.

The latest on my book, "If Your Hair Falls Out, Keep Dancing!" is that it is now available not only in the USA, but Canada, England, Australia, European Union, Germany, Brazil, Russia and Poland.

You can find it at www.Amazon.com and any other online bookstore, as well as the National Alopecia Areata Foundation Marketplace. The book can be shipped anywhere in the world. If you want to get it at your local bookstore, simply ask them to order it for you.

You can see me on TV for a short segment talking a little bit about the book. Go to: http://www.katu.com/amnw
Click "Being Bald."

Here are a few comments from readers:

"If only I'd had this book when I first started losing my hair to Alopecia Areata. Some stories made me cry. Some made me laugh. All made me realize that I'm not the first to have gone through this.
"Leslie Ann provides invaluable information on wigs, eyebrows and eyelashes. Eye makeup tips that make all the difference in the world.
"The best part of all about this book is that even the serious parts are related with a sense of understanding and underlying humor.
"I'm passing my copy around to all of my family members to read!"
- Ree, Alopecia World member(who says she has read the book three times)

"I read your book. I laughed.I cried.I enjoyed your art.
Most of all, it helped me to accept my new image. I've always thought of bald women as being beautiful. I just never thought I would be a beautiful bald woman! Thank you for your help. I would recommend this to anyone. Especially people with newly formed Alopecia."
-Crowned Regal (Annette)

“I could not put it down. I was up till 1 AM reading. What a great book! I wish it had been around when I was first diagnosed. Everyone with alopecia, or anyone who knows someone who has alopecia, should read your book. I will be sharing it with my family and friends.”

"...Emily especially enjoyed the “Don’t you just hate it when…” section. Never before has she laughed so much about alopecia. What a wonderful gift you have given my daughter, helping her see a lighter side to alopecia. I cannot thank you enough for that."

"...The part where the girl was in a car accident, her wig flew off into her lap, and her boyfriend thought it was a rat made me laugh! It was also very nice that you had the section for children, and for people who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy. It's not easy to lose your hair for any reason. Plus, sometimes a women's hair after chemo is not as abundant as it was before, and you gave lots of ideas for how to augment thin or patchy hair. "
- Nicole

I wrote "If Your Hair Falls Out, Keep Dancing!" to help other people -- particularly women and girls --and it's one that I wish I had been able to find when I discovered I had alopecia years ago.

I have stumbled through all the stages of grief (feeling guilty because, after all, there are worse things than alopecia), figuring out how to look normal, bouncing from one treatment to another, buying and ruining or rejecting dozens of wigs, losing every single hair on my body, figuring out how to tell guys I was dating, living in fear of the wind and someone touching my head…all in all, going from heartbreak to acceptance to joy and confidence. And it's all in the book, along with experiences of others, advice on wigs, makeup, products, treatments -- and how you can celebrate your life with alopecia areata, go after your dreams, and know you’re not alone.

To buy "If Your Hair Falls Out, Keep Dancing," go to www.Amazon.com, at www.NAAF.org in their Marketplace, or click the link below.

Hear a live interview at http://www.insidescooplive.com/author-pages/Butler-LeslieAnn-readin....

Visit my author website at www.npauthors.com/leslieannbutler and click my name; and my artist web site at www.leslieannbutler.com.

And don't forget to have fun today!
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At 2:56pm on April 26, 2015, Heidi said…

I ordered your book from Amazon as soon as I saw your post on here.

It really helped. I have read several sections many times. The artwork

Is amazing too.  Thank you for helping so many with your words and expressive art!

At 1:51pm on April 23, 2015, Christy Glover-Zimmerman said…

You guys seem like an extremely wonderful group!

At 6:03am on April 23, 2015, flo69 said…
Hi thank u for welcoming me im ok thank ypu we have started my daughters treatment yesterday first day I have my fingers xrossed. Hope your well.
At 5:13pm on April 22, 2015, jbell1818 said…
Hi! Thank you for welcoming me! I am great today since it finally stopped raining here :) oh I am so interested in reading your book! How are you today?
At 3:30pm on April 21, 2015, Dreamer7369 said…

Portland........I was there about 10yrs ago, just a flying visit with friends from Seattle, we came through on our roadtrip down to Oregon & Napa Valley........the book is on its way. It will be good to read.....feeling pretty down about it all at the moment.  Don't think I can go bald but plan to look gorgeous in a wig!

At 12:53pm on April 21, 2015, Dreamer7369 said…

I'm actually Lesley Ann too....its a small world....I read your profile and I've sent for your book.  I run my own pet care business too, so have quite a few 'honoury dogs' that I care for on a daily basis.  Your little guys sound lovely...

At 11:43am on April 21, 2015, Kataryna2015 said…

Hi! I'm fine today! Thanks for asking=) I was reading your profile, so I think I will read your book soon=)

At 8:29pm on April 20, 2015, Liisa said…

Hi LeslieAnn.  I'm doing a little better today thank you for asking.  I have seen your book but have not yet read it.  I will definitely have to purchase.  Thank you for reaching out.

At 2:11pm on April 20, 2015, Cissie55 said…
Oh my gosh! I will & thank you so much! I've cried everyday for almost three years! I will get your book! Hugs
At 1:32pm on April 20, 2015, Cissie55 said…
Doing ok! Thank you! I saw a post that mentions your book. Am curious and would love to get it. Can you give me some info on it?




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