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Betsey by Betsey Johnson and Mark Vitulano
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Apr 06, 2021 | ISBN 9780525561439

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Betsey chronicles Johnson’s heyday in a peppy, dishy voice laced with bravado.”
—The New Yorker

“For many women, it’s hard to remember a time before Betsey Johnson. . . . Nearly every It Girl—real and aspiring—has a Betsey Johnson story, either about wearing one of her dresses (trouble typically would ensue) or desperately wanting one. . . . Johnson is sharing her own story for the first time in a memoir due out next spring. . . . The stories revealed . . . will surprise and delight.”

“The queen of out-there style bares all in this memoir, recalling everything from her experience as a single mother to the runway acrobatics at her legendary fashion shows.”
Vogue (“41 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2020”)

“Deliciously gossipy.”
—The Daily Mail (London)

“Radiates whimsy and fun. . . . Johnson is a magnificent example of what can happen when your passion is fueled with hard work.”
—New York Daily News

“Her memoir will make you smile just as much as her designs do.”
Hello Giggles

“In this celebration of female entrepreneurship, Johnson writes about creating one’s own opportunities and blazing forward despite the odds . . . Filled with nostalgic photos, this upbeat memoir captures the spirit and irreverence of Johnson’s colorful personality and clothing.”
Publishers Weekly

“This candid book by a pioneering female entrepreneur and American original, illustrated with photos and quirky doodles, also offers details about motherhood, marriages to drug addicts and control freaks, and the obstacles one faces when battling breast cancer. Entertaining reading for fashionistas and Johnson fans alike.” 
Kirkus Reviews

“Iconic fashion designer Johnson recalls a tumultuous life in this gossipy, spirited, and amply illustrated memoir. . . . In addition to providing provocative insight into the ups and downs of life in the fashion industry, Johnson cheerfully details a complicated private life. . . . Anyone fascinated by New York in the sixties and seventies or by fashion in general will relish this one.”

“Unabashed. . . . Chatty and unapologetic rather than reflective or inspirational . . . Johnson shrugs, smiles, and dashes off to her next adventure, always wearing something fabulous. . . . A breezy treat for fans wanting more about the woman behind the whimsical clothes.”
—Library Journal

“Flamboyant, relatable, and totally unpretentious, Betsey Johnson is my kind of gal. This inspiring book is literally a manual for how to succeed in fashion and in life, all the while remaining completely and utterly true to yourself.” 
—Simon Doonan, author and judge on NBC’s Making It 

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