Lee Woodruff

As co-author of the New York Times best-selling In an Instant, Lee Woodruff garnered critical acclaim for the compelling and humorous chronicle of her family’s journey to recovery following her husband Bob’s roadside bomb injury in Iraq. Appearing on national television and as keynote speakers since the February 2007 publication of their book, the couple has helped put a face on the serious issue of traumatic brain injury among returning Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, as well as the millions of Americans who live with this often invisible, but life-changing affliction.

They have founded the Bob Woodruff Foundation to assist post-9/11 injured service members, veterans and their families heal from the physical and silent wounds of war. To date, the non-profit foundation has invested more than $20 million in finding, funding, and shaping innovative programs across the country that are helping veterans successfully integrate back into their communities. Woodruff is a contributing reporter for CBS This Morning. Her best-selling book, Perfectly Imperfect: A Life in Progress, was followed by her first novel Those We Love Most, which became a New York Times Best Seller and won the Washington Irving Book Award for fiction.

A freelance writer, Woodruff has penned numerous personal articles about her family and parenting that have run in magazines such as Ladies’ Home Journal, Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, and Parade.

In addition to freelance writing, Woodruff ran her own public relations and marketing consulting business for sixteen years. Before that, she was senior vice president of public relations firm Porter Novelli.

Woodruff is a trustee and alumnus of Colgate University and an avid lover of the Adirondack region. She lives in Westchester County, New York, with her husband and four children. You can learn more at www.leewoodruff.com.

The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF), which will receive a contribution for every copy sold of this book, is the nonprofit dedicated to ensuring post-9/11 injured service members, veterans and their families are thriving long after they return home. A national organization with grassroots reach, the Bob Woodruff Foundation complements the work of the federal government—diligently navigating the maze of more than 46,000 nonprofits providing services to veterans—finds, funds and shapes innovative programs, and holds them accountable for results. To date, BWF has invested more than $20 million in public education and solutions, reaching more than 1 million service members, support personnel, veterans and their families. The Bob Woodruff Foundation was co-founded in 2006 by award-winning anchor Bob Woodruff and his family, whose own experiences inspired them to help make sure the nation’s heroes have access to the highest level of support and resources they deserve, for as long as they need it. For more information about the Bob Woodruff Foundation, please visit bobwoodrufffoundation.org.