1 Apr 2024

Nicole Avant's Think You'll Be Happy transforms tragedy into celebration

From Easter Monday, 8:35 am on 1 April 2024

Nicole’s father - Clarence Avant - is known as the Black Godfather and her mother Jacqueline Avant - a philanthropist and community pillar. They opened their Beverly Hills home to an incredible array of impactful figures of both the 20th and 21st century including Sidney Poitier, Quincy Jones, Oprah Winfrey. 

Then the unthinkable happened. Nicole's mother was fatally shot in that home. In her book "Think You'll Be Happy" Nicole takes us with her in the hours, the days, the weeks and months since that day. 

Nicole joins Susana to talk about surviving grief.  

On the left hand side author Nicole Avant stands in front of a large bush with red flowers. She wears a long flowing dress. On the right hand side is the cover of her book "Think You'll Be Happy". It has the title in black capitals which look as though they are hand written on masking tape. Behind that is a pink boquet of flowers. The background is black.

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