Allison Samuels is a senior writer for The Daily Beast. Her work has appeared in Rolling Stone, O, Redbook, Essence, Newsweek and Ebony magazines. She is the author of three books, including What Would Michelle Do?: A Modern Day Guide to Living With Substance and Style, published by Gotham/Penguin, Off the Record, published by Harper Collins, and Christmas Soul, published by Disney/Jump At The Sun.