Press Room

Jane Leder’s Media Coverage

America in World War II Magazine

Chicago Jewish News

Minneapolis Star Tribune

National Public Radio, “Day To Day”

WTTW-TV, “Chicago Tonight”

New City Chicago

Chicago Sun-Times

Sarasota Herald Tribune

The Air Force News Magazine

The News-Journal

WBEZ-FM (“848”)


Detroit Jewish News

Pioneer Press

WLS-TV (ABC), Chicago

Online Reviews

“ . . . In this briskly paced narrative, freelance journalist Leder effectively uses oral history interviews and anecdotes to chronicle the lives of men and women from the end of the Depression to the postwar rush to the suburbs. . . . A real page turner, this book is a must read for anyone interested in the US home front experience during WW II.”–B. Miller, University of Cincinnati, Choice Reviews Online

“Jane Leder is the author of a terrific book about an overlooked area in history – the sex lives of the ‘greatest generation.’” –Kevin Maurer, Fayetville Online: Blogs, Fayetville Observer

“Jane Leder pricks the notion that men and women of the ‘Greatest Generation’ were all God-fearing true to my wife/sweetheart/husband heterosexual down home innocents. . . . She writes well; the book is a good read.” –Donald J. Mabry, Historical Text 

“Thanks For The Memories is replete with captivating bits of history, wonderful personal stories, and a peek into a generation slipping away fast. It’s never dull as Ms Leder moves you swiftly through history, confidently and engagingly.”–Katie McNeill,

Written with great sensitivity and skill, this book makes the ‘greatest generation’ more real to the succeeding generations, it exposes the young men and women of that time as being both stronger and more vulnerable than either history books or overly romantic movies sketch them. Thanks For The Memories is one of those rare books that one can either read quickly or savor slowly. At times it is fun and witty; at other times it is poignant and thought-provoking.”–Evelyn Sears

“Jane Leder pens a truly groundbreaking work with Thanks for the Memories. . . . The book is sure to become the definitive book on the subject of sexuality during World War II.” –Melissa Marsh

“. . . She uses her own parents’ experiences as a launching pad to tell the broader stories about the romances and the relationships of that war and the resourcefulness of the World War II generation.”–