Bettina Washington discusses and signs The Cliff Dancer: My Love Affair with Ivan Dixon


In the enthralling tale, Betty Washington, a mother of three, recounts her life to us about the trials of being a part of the black elite in the 1960's. At a time when most black women were trapped by society in roles forced upon them, Betty Washington was able to push past those barriers and enjoy a life of luxury. But that luxury came with a shocking price after she is forced to shoot one of her womanizing husband's multiple lovers at his office. Certain she will never find love again, fate steps in the form of a then little known actor Ivan Dixon who she sees in a film, A Raisin in the Sun. A love affair birthed by fate, and tested by the fires of Washington's walk with Christ. It's a battle that forces Washington to choose between her soulmate and her conscience.  “Bettina Washington presents a life story about passionate self-discovery that reveals the challenges faced by a Black woman fashioning her own path. With feisty and revealing prose Ms. Washington tells an extraordinary story full of surprising turns that include devastating betrayal, extraordinary love, tragic loss and an ultimate triumphant of spirit. This well crafted autobiography is essential reading for anyone who has ever attempted to pursue an authentic life no matter the cost.” -Lisa B. Thompson is the author of the book Beyond the Black Lady: Sexuality and the New African American Middle Class" and the play "Single Black Female." (Fat Bet Pubications)

Event date: 
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
8818 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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ISBN: 9780692407943
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Published: Fat Bet Publications - April 2nd, 2015