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Helena Andrews: Bitch is the New Black

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Helena Andrews is young, smart, successful and black. She's an Ivy League graduate with great jobs who finds herself asking, ”Can a strong, successful and single black woman ever find love?” The answer comes in her hilarious, tell-it-like-it-is new book, *Bitch is the New Black*, whose title comes from a now-famous Saturday Night Live sketch and writer-comedienne Tina Fey. Already optioned as a feature film, the book deftly captures the author’s lively spirit as she describes growing up with her pot-smoking mother, navigating a mostly white workplace and getting a date with one of President Obama’s body guards, Reggie Love.

Helena Andrews is a graduate of Columbia University and has written for numerous publications, including the New York Times and Marie Claire. She lives in Washington, D.C., and is currently working on the film adaptation of Bitch Is the New Black with the creator of Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice, Shonda Rhimes.