Betty Boop's Guide to a Bold and Balanced Life: Fun, Fierce, Fabulous Advice Inspired by the Animated Icon

Betty Boop's Guide to a Bold and Balanced Life: Fun, Fierce, Fabulous Advice Inspired by the Animated Icon

Betty Boop's Guide to a Bold and Balanced Life: Fun, Fierce, Fabulous Advice Inspired by the Animated Icon

Betty Boop's Guide to a Bold and Balanced Life: Fun, Fierce, Fabulous Advice Inspired by the Animated Icon


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“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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510750050
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 01/21/2020
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,075,838
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Susan Wilking Horan is an author, attorney, and businesswoman who with her husband Mark Fleischer, CEO & President of Fleischer Studios, and their business partners, has catapulted Betty Boop from the worlds of animation and Hollywood history into the real-life world of Betty fans in 58 countries across the globe. In addition to her accomplishments at Fleischer Studios, Susan is a three-time cancer survivor, a champion of women’s health and wellness, an Amazon bestselling author of The Single Source Cancer Course, a blogger, speaker, and outspoken advocate for the rights, wellbeing, and empowerment of women everywhere. Visit her online at She resides in Los Angeles.

Kristi Ling Spencer is a writer, inspirational speaker, branding expert, and happiness strategist who works to help others create a firm foundation for joy, well-being, and living a magical life. She has been featured in numerous media outlets, including Women’s Health, Reader’s Digest, Entrepreneur, Mashable, CNN, Fox News, Woman’s Day, and The Huffington Post. She connects thousands of followers daily on social media with her inspirational messaging. Her acclaimed first book, Operation Happiness: The 3-Step Plan to Creating a Life of Lasting Joy, Abundant Energy, and Radical Bliss, was chosen by Success Magazine as one of the best books to make you successful. Connect with her at She resides in Los Angeles. 

Betty Boop is a beloved American icon, who has wowed her fans and the media for nearly ninety years. First introduced in 1930 by Max Fleischer and considered to be the first female animated screen star, Betty took the country by storm. She is a force to be reckoned with, and many claim she was ahead of her time with her daring look and irresistible charm. Ambitious, confident, and empowering, Betty Boop seeks to make a positive change in the world around her. 

Read an Excerpt

As one of the most popular animated characters of all time, Betty Boop is beloved by women of all ages around the world in part because of her adorable appearance, her friendly accessibility, and her signature phrase, “Boop-Oop-a-Doop.” But she also is adored because of her enchanting wit, humor, inspiring messages, and ahead-of-her-time wisdom.

After all, there’s a little bit of Betty in each of us. When you watch her classic cartoons, scroll her social media feeds, or just read about the powerful ways she’s influenced society and pop culture over the decades, there’s something about Betty we can all relate to. Ambitious, vibrant, and confident, she seeks to make a positive change in the world around her. She’s sassy, classy, and full of moxie. She’s stylish and flirty. A no-nonsense girl, she’s proud of who she is and won’t apologize for it. She’s been through some tough times and come out stronger. And, she’s definitely a girl we’d all like to hang out with—an experience we’ve tried to create for you in this book!

Pulled directly from the classic Betty Boop cartoons specifically for this book, we’ll be covering the topics of Independence, Love, Kindness, Style, Positivity, Courage, Confidence, Humor, Health, and Respect. In each chapter you’ll find gems of wisdom, super helpful advice, and amusing and engaging stories from Betty’s life that everyone can relate to. You’ll also find a wonderful blend of important messages, problem-solving tips, humorous anecdotes, fascinating scientific studies, and practical information for making every day your best. You’ll learn how to handle difficult situations, boost your brain power, improve your health, bolster your relationships, minimize your weaknesses, and maximize your strengths. And you’ll do it all with a little help from Betty!

Finally, of course, we’ve filled these pages with adorable images of Betty—both old and new—to showcase her journey, illustrate her timeless lessons, and demonstrate her innate ability to evolve with and adjust to the ever-changing world around her. After all, what would a book inspired by our favorite sass symbol be without a ton of fabulous animated photos?

Our goal is that you’ll not only enjoy reading this book, but that you’ll be able to use the helpful tips and advice inspired by this beloved character to bring more joy, boldness, and balance into your life and the lives of those you love. We all deserve to live our very best lives, and it’s definitely helpful to have a little inspiration and support along the way—especially when it can be this much fun!

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