Lauren Lusby Fernandez, author of Talk Back Barbie (North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 357)
Lauren Fernandez, author of Talk Back Barbie, shared with host John Ray the experiences which led her to authoring a book about joining the Secret Service. Lauren shared how the book got its title, what women can learn from the book, and much more. You’ll want to buy the book after hearing this interview. North Fulton Business Radio is broadcast from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® inside Renasant Bank in Alpharetta.
Talk Back Barbie
With a mouth on fire and a will that never breaks, you step right into the hilarious stories, out-of-this-world experiences, and how the nickname, “Talk Back Barbie” became a permanent staple at the White House.
This book will make you laugh, while giving you the ins and outs of the Intelligence community, along with what it takes to get into the Secret Service. Never before has someone taken such a serious career and turned it into so much fun!
Lauren graduated from Virginia Tech with my Political Science: Pre-law degree. In 2005-2006 she worked for the Secret Service in Washington, DC. After leaving the White House, Lauren worked for a government consulting firm until she moved back home to Atlanta, GA.
In January of 2021, she published my first book, Talk Back Barbie: The Secret Service Edition. Her diverse resume and out-of-this-world experiences inspired me to write this light-hearted comedy.
Questions and Topics in this Interview:
- What inspired you to write Talk Back Barbie: The Secret Service Edition?
- In a few words tell us what Talk Back Barbie is about?
- Why is the title of the book Talk Back Barbie?
- What can readers learn or take away from reading your book?
- How can readers purchase your book and follow you on social media?
- Is Talk Back Barbie a memoir?
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