And so it is… With Friends Like T hese…
Letter from the publisher For more pictures of our friends join our on-line community on
our website www.writtenmag.com.
When the character “Effie” in “Dreamgirls” strikes the cords and gently commands,
“Look at me, I am changing”, it signifies to her cast and to us as audience
members that nothing will be the same. The downward self-destructive spiral from
fame we endured will no longer be. “I am changing,” means that nothing will be as it
This summer has been full of wonderful things that are coming to an end and the rest
of the year will contain wonderful beginnings.
Our 30 books in 90 days challenge for readers is coming to an end. Our website will
post the winner of the free weekend at the Holiday Inn Capital and all of the books
completed by our readers.
Interns Erronn Thomas, Jasmine Key, musician Lyfe Jennings, and publisher Michelle
For our cover story, Rev Run of the famed hip-hop group Run DMC talks about his Gipson
transition into TV’s favorite dad on the MTV show “Run’s House”. Sheronda critiques
his book and RM Johnson’s book Why Men Fear Marriage. If you are in Atlanta,
please join us for the beginning of our partnership with the Hammonds House
Museum with the Wine & Words series. More information about the series is available
on our website www.writtenmag.com.
Trina recommends books not to miss in each genre and highlights three new releases