Lauren Leto is a writer and co-founder of Texts From Last Night.
Raised near Detroit, Michigan, Leto lacked a clear direction in life. She aspired to be a writer but was pressured by her parents to either be a doctor or lawyer. Graduating Michigan State University with a 2.2 GPA, Leto barely scraped into the university’s graduate law school.
However, an idea she had with a college friend would send her career trajectory in a wholly new direction. She and friend Ben Vader had the idea of posting crazy drunken texts that they received from their friends online. Thus, Texts From Last Night was born.
Eventually, Texts From Last Night blew up, and Leto dropped out of law school to focus on the website full-time.
Leto now lives in Brooklyn managing Texts From Last Night and recently fulfilled her aspiration of writing a book. In 2012, she authored Judging a Book by Its Lover, a cynical guide to literature and book culture. Leto claims to be perpetually working on her first novel.
Cinematography: A Mert. Erdem, Danielle Calodney
Edited by: Danielle Calodney
Interviewed by Laura Lehmann
Produced by: Laura Lehmann