Lessons from a Mutha, Auntie, Bestie
"Bevy knows what's what, and she is the kind of woman you want in your corner. If you don't believe me . . . buy the book." —Whoopi Goldberg
"Funny, wise, well-experienced, empathetic, colorful—Bevy brings the spirit of humanity wherever she goes." —Pharrell Williams
From the host of the fabulous and popular show Bevelations on SiriusXM’s Radio Andy channel, Bevy Smith’s irreverent and inspiring memoir about learning to live a big, authentic, and unapologetic life—and how you can, too
Bevy Smith was living what seemed like a glamorous dream as a fashion advertising executive, blazing a lucrative career for herself in the whitewashed magazine world. She jetsetted to Europe for fashion shows, dined and danced at every hot spot, and enjoyed a mighty roster of lovers.
So it came as quite a shock to Bevy when one day, after arriving at her luxury hotel in Milan, she collapsed on the Frette bedsheets and sobbed. Years of rolling with the in-crowd had taken its toll. Her satisfaction with work and life had hit rock bottom. But Bevy could not be defeated, and within minutes (okay, days) she grabbed a notepad and started realizing a truer path—one built on self-reflection and, ultimately, clarity. She figured out how to redirect her life toward meaningful creativity and freedom.
In her signature lively and infectious voice (there’s no one like Bevy!), Bevelations candidly shares how she reclaimed her life’s course and shows how we too can manifest our most bodacious dreams. From repossessing her bold childhood nature to becoming her own brand to envisioning her life’s next great destination (which will feature natural hair, important charitable giving, and a midcentury house overlooking the Pacific Ocean), Bevy invites readers along on the route of her personal transformation to reveal how each of us can live our best lives with honesty, joy, and, when we’re in the mood, a killer pair of shoes.
Praise For Bevelations: Lessons from a Mutha, Auntie, Bestie…
"With unmatched wit, humor, and charm, Bevy takes us through the ups and downs of her multi-hyphenate career, spilling gems along the way. Her book offers a timely reminder that the path forward is not necessarily straight and there is always room for transformation, redemption and growth." —Elaine Welteroth
"Bevy's story is as original and resilient as her place of birth, Harlem. The experience and advice she shares in Bevelations will lift you up and set you on your own two feet, empowered and moving with purpose in the long and rich tradition of strong Black women.” —Dapper Dan
"Of all the great and amazing women I know, Bevy Smith is one I honor and cherish. She is real and honest and I never question her integrity. AND she makes me laugh. Bevy knows what's what, and she is the kind of woman you want in your corner. If you don't believe me . . . buy the book." —Whoopi Goldberg
"Most people are pretty singular in the way they see the world and themselves. Not Bevy. She's magnanimous in the way she looks at things. The clarity in her perspective really highlights how magical she is. Funny, wise, well-experienced, empathetic, colorful—Bevy brings the spirit of humanity wherever she goes. I want to be more like her, we should all want to be more like her." —Pharrell Williams
Holt Paperbacks, 9781250838384, 256pp.
Publication Date: January 18, 2022