Miss D and Me

  • by Kathryn Sermak, Danelle Morton - featuring
  • Narrated by Kathryn Sermak
  • 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For 10 years, Kathryn Sermak was at Bette Davis's side - first as an employee, and then as her closest friend - and in Miss D and Me she tells the story of the great star's harrowing but inspiring final years, a story fans have been waiting decades to hear.
Miss D and Me is a story of two powerful women, one at the end of her life and the other at the beginning. As Bette Davis aged, she was looking for an assistant, but she found something more than that in Kathryn: a loyal and loving buddy, a co-conspirator in her jokes and schemes, and a competent assistant whom she trained never to miss a detail. But Miss D had strict rules for Kathryn about everything from how to eat a salad to how to wear her hair...even the spelling of Kathryn's name was changed (adding the "y") per Miss D's request. Throughout their time together, the two grew incredibly close, and Kathryn had a front-row seat to the larger-than-life Davis's career renaissance in her later years, as well as to the humiliating public betrayal that nearly killed Miss D.
The frame of this story is a four-day road trip Kathryn and Davis took from Biarritz to Paris, during which they disentangled their ferocious dependency. Miss D and Me is a window into the world of the unique and formidable Bette Davis, told by the person who perhaps knew her best of all.

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What the Critics Say

"America loved Bette Davis for the great star she was. I had the privilege of being her friend. She lived by good old-fashioned Yankee standards; she expected much and gave much; she was forthright, honest, and had a great sense of humor. Kathryn Sermak's book is a beautifully insightful look at the real Bette Davis." (George Hamilton)
"Miss D & Me is a fascinating look at the life of this indomitable star and her young assistant, Kathryn, during the last 10 years of Miss Davis's life. It is their inspirational journey, which begins with Miss D as mentor - instructing Kathryn in every detail of work as well as the social graces - and ultimately leads to a devoted friendship. I highly recommend it." (Ann-Margret)

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Bravo! Bravo!

Absolutely a must read. Excellent, excellent, excellent! It makes you feel like you’re experiencing the events with them.
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- NCBOY

Very Touching Book

I am huge fan of Miss D. I knew little more about Kathryn And her relationship with Bette Davis from my good friend Ernest Harden JR and for my research for a documentary for the movie White Mama. I am so happy that finally Kathryn was able to tell her story with Miss D. Very touching brought me tears so many times, it has a very sensitive story plot and I am sure Miss D is very proud for that. Thank you Kathryn for sharing your truth with us.
PS the audio version is amazing. Very good narration! It was so alive!!!
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- Constantinos

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-12-2017
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio