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Amy Spencer

Author of 'Bright Side up: 100 Ways To Be Happier Right Now'

Amy Spencer is the author of "<a href="http://www.brightsideup.com/" target="_hplink">Bright Side Up: 100 Ways to Be Happier Right Now</a>" (Perigee, 2012), an "emergency optimism" guide for every day life: When you lose your wallet, your relationship ends, you gain ten pounds or you're stuck in traffic, these are ways to look at life from a more positive perspective. She will also be releasing the companion iPhone and iPad app, "Bright Side App," at the same time, for positivity in your pocket. Amy also wrote "<a href="http://meetingyourhalforange.com/" target="_hplink">Meeting Your Half-Orange: An Utterly Upbeat Guide to Using Dating Optimism to Find Your Perfect Match</a>"(Running Press, 2010). She was an editor at <em>Glamour, Maxim </em>and <em>Star </em>magazines for ten years, and has since written features and cover interviews for publications including <em>Glamour, Harper's Bazaar, Redbook, Health,</em> CNN.com and others. She has appeared as an expert on NBC, CBS, VH1 and Fox News, used to host a call-in relationship radio show on Sirius, and created <a href="http://thelifeoptimist.com/" target="_hplink">TheLifeOptimist.com</a>, where she provides regular doses of life and love positivity. <br /> <br /> Amy, originally from New York, now lives in Venice California with her half-orange. For more info on Amy Spencer, visit: <a href="http://www.amyspencer.com/" target="_hplink">www.amyspencer.com</a>

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