Bridgett Davis

Author of
  • What Does Happiness Play For?
    Little, Brown (2018)

Bridgett M. Davis is the author of two novels, Into the Go-Slow (Feminist Press, 2014) and Shifting Through Neutral (Amistad, 2005), and the memoir What Does Happiness Play For?, forthcoming from Little, Brown in 2018. She is also writer/director of the award-winning feature film Naked Acts; her work has appeared in Salon, Essence, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Root and The Washington Post. She is literary editor for the online cultural magazine, BoldAsLove. A native of Detroit, she’s a graduate of Spelman College and Columbia University‚Äôs Graduate School of Journalism. She teaches creative and film writing at Baruch College, CUNY, and lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and two children.

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What Does Happiness Play For?

What Does Happiness Play For?, a memoir, is a family history of her mother’s successful business in Detroit’s numbers game, revealing how her mother’s dedication and hard work secured the family’s place in the middle class and offered others a way to hold on to their dreams.

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