Betty Boop is about to turn 90, but she hasn’t aged a day — and she’s got plenty of advice to share with the world. To celebrate the icon’s upcoming anniversary, Skyhorse Publishing plans to release Betty Boop’s Guide to a Bold and Balanced Life, which features over 200 pages of advice on life, love, confidence, self-care, and more.

Co-written by Susan Wilking Horan and Kristi Ling Spencer with a foreword by fashion designer Zac Posen, Betty Boop’s Guide to a Bold and Balanced Life will be available everywhere books are sold on January 21, 2020. Ahead of its release, The Beat can exclusively reveal some of Betty’s advice on confidence and the power of believing in yourself.

Check out the full synopsis below, as well as the excerpt and cover image.

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.

Betty Boop's Guide to a Bold and Balanced Life
From Betty Boop’s Guide to a Bold and Balanced Life. Excerpted with permission by Skyhorse Publishing.


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