About The Author
Amy Spencer was born and raised in Sea Cliff, New York and spent a decade working as an editor for Maxim, Glamour and Star magazines. She has written celebrity profiles, features and essays for Glamour, Redbook, In Style, Harper’s Bazaar, New York, Match.com, Cosmopolitan, Health, and Real Simple, among other publications. Amy is the author of two books: Bright Side Up: 100 Ways to Be Happier Right Now (Perigee, 2012) and Meeting Your Half-Orange: An Utterly Upbeat Guide to Using Dating Optimism to Find Your Perfect Match (Running Press, 2010).
Amy spent two years hosting a call-in relationship advice show on Sirius satellite radio’s Maxim channel. She has provided relationship advice on Howard 100 News, and has appeared on VH1, Access Hollywood, E! and Entertainment Tonight. She is the creator of TheLifeOptimist.com, through which she provides a dose of life and love positivity. And she has also developed two iPhone/iPad apps, the brand new Bright Side App and Half-Orange Optimisms, which was featured on the iTunes store’s “Hot List,” and recommended by The Daily News. Both apps are available on iTunes for some positivity in your pocket.
Personally, Amy watches far more hours of others competing on cooking shows than actually cooks herself—though if asked to make her signature dish, she’d bang out a sesame lemon chicken that’s to die for. She’s so wildly addicted to popcorn she’s been known to walk into a theater to buy a combo-to-go instead of a movie ticket. She plays paddle tennis for fun, really wants to own a stand-up paddle surfboard, and really does own a tricycle. (It’s an adult tricycle, and it’s awesome.) She currently lives with her half-orange—her husband—in Venice, California and they spend their summers in Montauk, Long Island. Find out more about her and her work at amyspencer.com.