Aug 8, 2011

Review: Betty White - If You Ask Me

• Pub. Date: May 2011
• Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
• Format: MP3 Book
• Duration: 2 hours, 17 minutes (equivalent to 2 audio CDs)

It-girl Betty White delivers a hilarious, slyly profound take on love, life, celebrity, and everything in between.

Drawing from a lifetime of lessons learned, seven-time Emmy winner Betty White's wit and wisdom take center stage as she tackles topics like friendship, romantic love, aging, television, fans, love for animals, and the brave new world of celebrity. If You Ask Me mixes her thoughtful observations with humorous stories from a seven- decade career in Hollywood. Longtime fans and new fans alike will relish Betty's candid take on everything from her rumored crush on Robert Redford (true) to her beauty regimen ("I have no idea what color my hair is and I never intend to find out") to the Facebook campaign that helped persuade her to host Saturday Night Live despite her having declined the hosting job three times already.

Featuring all-new material, with a focus on the past fifteen years of her life, If You Ask Me is funny, sweet, and to the point-just like Betty White.

Betty White is my new favorite person. She's a BIG animal lover, a very funny and positive person, and a talented actress and writer. She writes in long hand, and she absolutely loves her life and what she does. She's very serious about animals, talking passionately about some of her experiences with exotic animals as well.

I found it interesting that she talks so highly of most of her cast mates except Jennifer Love Hewitt. Not saying she doesn't like her, just saying that I noticed how much she loved Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, and all the ladies on Golden Girls and Hot In Cleveland, but not a word about JLH. I digress.

Pay close attention to her advice for new actresses. It works for general life too. She's full of insightful and inspirational anecdotes, and her section about Robert Redford is so funny! White has wit, integrity, and intelligence that you just don't see very often anymore. I absolutely adore her! Definitely read this if you're looking for some great non-fiction about an inspirational celebrity.

4/5 book sharks!


  1. i love her shes so funny! they dont make celebs the same any more

  2. This is even better as an audio book! I've been running to it, and it's really the only thing getting me out of bed in the morning. It feels as if you're listening to the very funny grandmother you never had.

  3. Sorry- I'm a total dork- you did listen to the audio book. *slaps head against desk

  4. Awwww! How much do I LOVE Betty White??? WIN!


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