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Veronica Chambers

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VERONICA CHAMBERS is the author of When Did You Stop Loving Me (aka Miss Black America), Having It All?, and Mama’s Girl. She was formerly the culture writer for Newsweek, a senior associate editor at Premiere, and an executive editor at Savoy. Her writing has appeared in many magazines, including Glamour, Vogue, Esquire, New York Times Magazine, and O, The Oprah Magazine. She lives in California with her husband.

Visit Veronica at VeronicaChambers.com. To receive her Joy newsletter, send an e-mail to joyofdoingthingsbadly@yahoo.com, with I want some JOY! in the subject line. For college lectures and Joy workshops, please contact Veronica’s lecture...

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Having It All?
Black Women and Success
Written by Veronica Chambers


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: January 13, 2004
Price: $14.00

In a single generation, black women have made extraordinary strides academically, professionally, and financially. They’ve entered the workplace at a far greater rate than white women; increased their enrollment in law schools and graduate programs by 120 percent; and many are now running top companies, or in some cases, the country.

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Having It All?
Black Women and Success
Written by Veronica Chambers


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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The Joy of Doing Things Badly
A Girl's Guide to Love, Life and Foolish Bravery
Written by Veronica Chambers


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: April 4, 2006
Price: $11.99

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Miss Black America
A Novel
Written by Veronica Chambers


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: June 14, 2005
Price: $15.00

Miss Black America is the warm and tender story of Angela, a young girl growing up in 1970s Brooklyn. Angela goes to school one ordinary day and returns home to find her glamorous and fiercely independent mother gone. Her magician father, Teddo, left to raise Angela alone, insists on keeping Melanie’s... Read more >
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Miss Black America
A Novel
Written by Veronica Chambers


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Yes, Chef
A Memoir
Written by Marcus Samuelsson and Veronica Chambers


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $16.00

Winner, James Beard Foundation Book Award (Writing and Literature)

“One of the great culinary stories of our time.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times

It begins with a simple ritual: Every Saturday afternoon, a boy who loves to cook walks to his grandmother’s house and helps her prepare a roast chicken for dinner. The... Read more >

Yes, Chef
A Memoir
Written by Marcus Samuelsson and Veronica Chambers


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: June 26, 2012
Price: $11.99

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