MISS D & ME

September 23, 2017

May I first say thank you to all Miss Davis’ friends and fans who came to Book Soup last Saturday to celebrate the publication of MISS D & ME: Life with the Invincible Bette Davis. Many of you brought personal photos you had taken with or of Miss D, some of you even ha...

September 12, 2017

Today is the day Miss D & Me goes on sale, and I’d like to share a bit of the story hinted at in the book trailer.


The book opens with my entering the Concorde at Charles De Gaulle airport to fetch Miss D. It was July of 1985 and it was the first time she'd seen me sin...

September 12, 2017

Miss D & Me is released today - but the first reviews are already in, and they’re raves:

“I read this book in one day – a must read for all Bette Davis Fans”  -- MARCIE BIANCO, VANITY FAIR

"A delightful new book by Davis’ one-time assistant, who recounts untold tales fro...

September 5, 2017

Bette Davis was a tireless advocate for the rights of the crew who worked alongside her. She often commented  to me on how much they had to do, the long hours they worked and how little they were paid when considering how vital their contribution was to the movie.  I s...

August 16, 2017

BOOK SIGNING WITH KATHRYN SERMAK

  • A conversation with Kathryn Sermak and co-writer Danelle Morton

  • Audience Q&A and book signing 

  • Raffle for a personal item from the property of Bette Davis

  • A free Bette Davis bookplate with all book purchases

  • A tab...

August 7, 2017

In 1983, Miss D accepted an invitation to autograph her album at Tower Records in Los Angeles. The event was scheduled for Saturday, February 12 and would last from three to six in the afternoon. Both of us thought it would be a nice, quiet event. She would sign a few...

July 4, 2017

July 4th. Oh, how Miss D always loved the holidays.  She was a true New England Yankee. She loved dressing up and celebrating all occasions - full tilt, like only Miss D could. In 1982, she rented a house on Long Island. We had so much fun getting the beach house ready...

June 13, 2017

The below letter, published in THIS ‘N THAT (1987), was written by Kathryn Sermak to Bette Davis. You can pre-order Kath’s upcoming book MISS D & ME: Life with the Invincible Bette Davis here

My Dear Miss D., Mother M.:

On Friday, June 13, 1979, we met; a little girl f...

April 16, 2017

April, 1983. On Easter Sunday I decided to surprise Miss D with a baby rabbit. Before she awoke that morning, I snuck the rabbit into her room. Of course it immediately darted under her bed and I had to shoo him out without waking her. At any moment she was going to wa...

April 5, 2017

For ten years Kathryn Sermak was at Bette Davis' side first as an employee and then as her closest friend, and in MISS D AND ME she at last tells the story of the great star’s harrowing but inspiring final years, a story fans have been waiting decades to hear....

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28 years ago, Kathryn Sermak promised Bette Davis that one day she would write their story. She kept her promise.