“[Leslie] is funny. Like with a capital ‘F.’ She strikes me as the type of person who could break a beer bottle on the bar and turn it into a weapon. I’m not sure why she’d need to do that. But I think she could do it.” ~ Amber Dusick, Parenting. Illustrated with Crappy Pictures™

“The Bearded Iris (aka Leslie Marinelli) is fearless, and she is more than willing to tell you about the time she sprayed her dentist with breast milk or the day her kid discovered his man parts. Read this, and you’ll know you’re not alone.” ~ Parenting Magazine, “Blogs Every Parent Should Read”

“Leslie was a part of our 2014 That’s What She Said show, and as a result she will be the first person we ask to come back and do another… that’s how amazing she was. As the finale speaker she brought down the house and had everyone asking about this hilarious woman in the ‘traffic-cone’ dress! We can’t get enough of Leslie Marinelli… seriously, we’re trying to get her to move in next door to us.” ~ Anni Poppen, Marketing + Design/Sho-Conspirator, She Said Project