Sept. 8, 2021

That Thing About Talk Back Barbie

How does a Secret Service Agent get the nickname “Talk Back Barbie” What it’s like being a woman working in a male dominated environment such as the Secret Service? How do you get there? What do you do once you get there?  How do you overcome the testosterone the air? Stay tuned because in This Episode of One More Thing Before You Go, we are going to have a conversation with a woman who dreamed of being an FBI agent at a very young age and went on to working as a Secret Service agent in the White House, to being an author of her first book "Talk Back Barbie the Secret Service Edition." Where you get a first-hand account of how she handled it all. I'm your host Michael Herst and this is that thing about Talk Back Barbie…. My guest in this episode is Lauren Lusby Fernandez graduated from Virginia Tech with a Political Science: Pre-Law degree. She went to work for the Secret Service in Washington, D.C. and trained at the elite Federal Law Enforcement Training Center as well as the James J. Rowley Training Center.  She has been a consultant at a firm in McLean, Virginia worked with the Department of State, CIA, the National Counterterrorism Center, and other Intelligence communities.  In January of 2021 Lauren self-published her first book, "Talk Back Barbie: The Secret Service Edition." It is a comedy about her experience working with the Secret Service as a girly-girl and how she got where she is today. Her life motto is: "If you trip and fall, laugh first, then get up and keep going! Because the only way you fail is to never get up." Find out more at :


Lauren Lusby Fernandez


About Lauren Lusby Fernandez
I am a first time author.
"Talk Back Barbie: The Secret Service Edition" is a humorous account of all my ups-and-downs while working for the Secret Service. I was born and raised in Georgia, a Southern debutante, and a true girly girl, but I wanted the exciting life of law enforcement. So, I did what any self respecting person would do. I turned my mistakes and failures into a book. Why not laugh at all my mistakes, while at the same time gaining a better understanding of the Secret Service and what it means to be a female in a male-dominated career!
"If you trip and fall, laugh first, then get up and keep going! Because the only way you fail is to never get up."

--"Talk Back Barbie"
My book is based on a true story and some details and situations have been changed for the enjoyment of the reader.
I hope you enjoy it!