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  1. Tionna Smalls calls herself a relationship expert today, but it did not come easily. After ending a six-year relationship, she began re-evaluating her past mistakes and triumphs. She used the closure that came with the romance as inspiration in writing the book GIRL, GET YOUR MIND RIGHT: The Tell-It-Like-It-Is Advice Your Love Life Has Been Missing. It was from here that her career unexpectedly took an upward turn. Smalls began simply with a letter written in the third person to the editors......  Read Full Bio »

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  1. Tionna Smalls calls herself a relationship expert today, but it did not come easily. After ending a six-year relationship, she began re-evaluating her past mistakes and triumphs. She used the closure that came with the romance as inspiration in writing the book GIRL, GET YOUR MIND RIGHT: The Tell-It-Like-It-Is Advice Your Love Life Has Been Missing. It was from here that her career unexpectedly took an upward turn.

    Smalls began simply with a letter written in the third person to the editors of Gawker.com, a popular New York City-based blog, in hopes of them promoting her book. After a few postings, a letter from one of the editors asking for advice changed her relationship with the site from fan to columnist. Her column, "Ask Tionna" received over 20,000 unique views daily during its run on Gawker.com. With her tell-it-like-it-is style and signature catch-phrases, "Ask Tionna" became one of the sites most visited sections, receiving over 100 comments a day. Her internet celebrity status on the rise, Smalls went on to host her own internet radio show, write for other websites including Global Grind and Radar Magazine Online, and be featured in various publications.

    In April of 2009, VH-1 approached Smalls with an opportunity to turn years of hard work and past heartache into a position as relationship expert to popular singer Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas in her quest to find true love. In the show "What Chilli Wants," Smalls' experience and forthrightness help to manage the singer's expectations and are vital in helping to prepare her for a successful and enduring relationship. The show was an instant fan favorite and became such a ratings success that VH-1 picked it up for a second season which will air in January 2011. In addition to her work on "What Chilli Wants" Smalls is currently developing a show that will celebrate empowering and enterprising women.

    Fans who couldn't get enough of Smalls on television will delight in GIRL, GET YOUR MIND RIGHT as they will get a more in depth look into her thoughts on subjects like: A Man Who Lies Is A Man Who Cheats; Know What A Good Man Looks Like; There Is No Prize For Dating A Broke Man and Know When He Doesn't Want You. Readers who clamoured for Steve Harvey's "Act Like A Woman, Think Like A Man" are sure to appreciate this straight talk from an emerging voice for the 20 and 30 something generations, and for women everywhere who just want to get this love thing right.

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