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Betty Boop's Guide to a Bold and Balanced Life

Fun, Fierce, Fabulous Advice Inspired by the Animated Icon

Contributions by Betty Boop and Zac Posen
Published by Skyhorse
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

“Everybody’s favorite liberated cartoon woman.” 

Classic and loveable Betty Boop is as fashionable, inspiring, and popular as ever!

If there’s one thing Betty knows, it’s how to make a lasting impression. For more than 80 years, the glamorous international icon has sung, sashayed, and “Boop-Oop-a-Dooped” past rules and conventions, unafraid to take risks or set trends, and proving time after time that she can do anything she sets her mind to! Betty is beloved by millions of fans around the world, who are enchanted not only by her adorable appearance and iconic phrase, but also by her wit, inspiring messages, and ahead-of-her-time wisdom. 

Here the authors take ten empowering and universally inspiring themes pulled directly from the classic Fleischer Studios Betty Boop cartoons and demonstrate why they’re more relevant than ever in today’s world by blending them with modern images and timeless wisdom and advice. All-encompassing topics include:

  • Self-confidence
  • Positive thinking
  • Independence
  • Kindness
  • Healthy living
  • And more!
Youthful, ambitious, sassy, and confident, Betty Boop seeks to make a positive change in the world around her. She is vibrant and magnetic—she inspires. Betty is stylish and sexy, but never to please anyone but herself. She’s got class. She’s proud of who she is and won’t apologize for it, approaching life with irrepressible moxie. And with her daring look, can-do attitude, and irresistible charm, Betty is ready for anything that comes her way.

“Everybody’s favorite liberated cartoon woman.” 

"Packed with amazing inspo and fab life advice." 
Girl's Life magazine

“Betty Boop embodies the universal themes of Love, Courage, Independence, and Hope—the same themes that keep coming up in my own work as a musician and composer. It’s these themes that have inspired us to bring Betty to Broadway. Betty within the pages of this book or on Broadway—it’s all positive and empowering. I think the whole world could use a little Betty Boop right now.”
—David Foster, renowned musician and composer

"The original female star of animation is back in Susan Wilking Horan and Kristi Ling Spencer’s new book . . . Drawing upon the original Betty Boop cartoons and lessons Betty learned 90 years ago—the same lessons and issues which every modern woman faces today—the book not only celebrates Fleischer animation, but also provides entertaining and empowering lessons designed for girls and women of every age."
—Dan Sarto, Animation World Network

"One of animation’s most enduringly popular characters, Betty Boop is adored by fans of all ages, considered a style icon, trendsetter, and symbol of women’s empowerment . . . Written by empowerment advocates Susan Wilking Horan and Kristi Ling Spencer, the book features a foreword by designer Zac Posen and offers readers a glimpse into Betty’s colorful history while also providing timely and timeless tips on topics ranging from love to health to self-empowerment."
Animation Magazine

“Betty is certainly an icon, in fashion, attitude, and lifestyle. You know her when you see her, and you know the character she’ll bring to the screen: fierce, feisty, independent, ethical—a strong woman who knows her own mind. Susan Wilking Horan and Kristi Ling Spencer have taken the character of Betty Boop and tied those positive attributes, from Courage and Confidence to Health and Humor, together to create a book that entertains, enlightens, and educates with the light touch that Betty herself brought to so many classic screen appearances.”
—Greg Moody, CBS Denver, Critic at large