Simon & Schuster

Bethenny Frankel is best known for her reality show “Bethenny Ever After…“, Skinnygirl brand of cocktails and healthy eating recipe books. This is her first work of fiction.

The original cover concept was to show a cocktail drink with the NYC skyline as a backdrop. After a few sketches, the decision was made to have Bethenny herself be on the cover. Celebrity photographer Joseph Cultice took the original image of Bethenny, which we then incorporated into the cover.

A few variations on the look of the water and the skyline were considered before settling on a final water version with soft ripples to allow for  type. Set in both Hollywood and New York City, we wanted to show both city sky lines with Bethenny centered between both worlds surrounded by water as a fun way to tie into the title. 


Concept Development

Photo Illustration


Post Production


Art Direction Cherlynne Li

Photo of Bethenny Joseph Cultice