The Man Repeller‘s regular readers probably feel like they know its founder, Leandra Medine, quite well. Besides updating the site’s feed with regular images of her every outfit, the blogger posts accompanying stories (on fashion, beauty and womanhood in general) with the same candid, personable tone you might find in an email written by a close friend. But her first book, Man Repeller: Seeking Love. Finding Overalls, set to hit stores on September 10, promises to reveal a side of the writer/street style star that fans haven’t seen yet.
A WWD piece on the forthcoming collection of essays explains that it’ll touch on some of the more private details of Medine’s life, including her traditional Jewish upbringing (apparently her Orthodox high school, Ramaz, wasn’t too keen on her signature style), virginity (losing it to her then-boyfriend/now-husband, Abie Cohen) and her decision to get married earlier in life ("I realized that if I were a 23-year-old girl getting married and I wasn’t struggling with it, that would likely mean that something was either massively wrong with me or that my brain is made up of delicately wrapped almonds that serve perfectly as party favors."). There’s also a chapter dedicated to the story behind her site’s infamous name, which—well, if you haven’t already heard it in one of Leandra’s many interviews, I’m not going to ruin for you. Find out for yourself by pre-ordering a copy of Man Repeller: Seeking Love. Finding Overalls on Amazon.com now.