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Get Yours: by Amy DuBois Barnett February 29, 2008

Posted by Ashley in lifestyle, pop culture.
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Since Today is the last day of Black History Month, I decided to write this post about an African-American woman who has made broken down boundaries for women of color in the mainstream magazine industry. Amy Dubois Barnett is a magazine veteran, having over 10 years of experience in the magazine industry which includes being the Editor in Chief of the late but now back to life Honey Magazine, and the Managing Editor of the late Teen People Magazine. Being Managing Editor at Teen People made her the first African-American woman to run a mainstream publication (she’s currently the Deputy Editor in Chief at Harper’s Bazaar). Now, Amy’s recently came out with a novel: Get Yours: The Girlfriends’s Guide to Having Everything You Ever Dreamed of And More. Get Yours is a mix of an advice column with celeb interviews (including Hill Harper, Sanaa Lathan and Gabrielle Union) and Amy dishing about her own trials and tribulations. It kind of reminds me of Iyanla Vanzant’s novel “Don’t Give It Away” only with a twenty to thirty something modern day twist. I already have my copy, be sure to check out her website to get more info about Get Yours.

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1. browngirlgumbo - March 4, 2008

I loved this book! It’s definitely a must-read! Amy inspired me to move to NYC to work at Honey. Although as soon as I got here, she left and went to Teen People! Againl…I really enjoyed the book.

2. Elana - March 16, 2008

Thank you so much for showing us this. I love Amy, especially when she was the head honcho over at Honey. Can’t wait to check out this book! 😉


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