"Here is Betty White - a woman who has been on television forever!" is generally how Betty White is introduced. And quite accurately, too, since she first appeared in 1949, when both she and television were rank beginners.
Since then, she has had one of the most amazing careers in TV, winning five Emmy awards, creating such unforgettable characters as Sue Ann Nivens and Rose Nylund, and appearing in a host of television classics from 1952's Life with Elizabeth to The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls.
Here We Go Again gives an overview of television's golden era, packed full of wonderful anecdotes about the many famous personalities with whom Betty has worked. It also gives a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at television over five decades, from her first show, Hollywood on Television, which ran live five and a half hours a day, six days a week (33 hours per week!), to Betty's current television work. In addition, she talks about her personal life - how her hectic career caused strain in her relationships and how she finally found happiness with her third husband, the late talk-show host Allen Ludden.
As warm and funny as its author, Here We Go Again will thrill her many fans and delight all of those who are interested in the history of America's most popular form of entertainment.
©2004 Betty White (P)2010 Simon & Schuster
This is by far one of the best short audio books I have listened too and It's not just because I love all things Betty White. Hearing all she has been through with her personal and professional life was inspiring.
Her Long and Loving relationship with her mother and the support that her mother gave her throughout her life, and how she stay her mother, sharp as a tack until the very end.
Her candid honesty about everything that had happened up until the book was finished. A lot has happened since then, but still an awe inspiring store of her brilliant and talented life.
It was and I did It was long enough that I was able to listen to it while I was on my way to BestBuy, while I shopped, Had Lunch and finished as I got home from the shopping experience.
Betty White is an amazing human being and I share a lot of her traits, love for all human beings, animals and friends.
I love Betty White. She is an amazing person and I grew up on Golden Girls even though that came much later in her career. I was so excited to get this book and listened to it in two sittings. There were moments when I was confused becasue Betty would be talking about one part of her life and then awkwardly segue into a totally different area. I was left wondering how these two things connected or why the segued piece mattered. There are several places where this happens and you feel kind of jolted, like didn't an editor read this before sending it to the publishers... And then at the end I heard every ardent readers or listeners worst nightmare - ABRIDGED. No wonder there were several choppy, disjointed connections that were not even connections at all. What was so boring about that section that it was taken out? I bought the book because I was interested in what Betty had to say about her life, career, the world and I was ROBBED. I don't know why anyone would abridged a book ever! So if you love Betty White get the other book If You Ask Me: (And of Course You Won't). It is UNABRIDGED! So you'll get the whole amazing experience of Betty!
BETTY WHITE'S HUMOR AND HONESTY
WHEN SHE SPEAKS ABOUT THE VARIOUS SHOWS SHE HAD/WAS ON.
HER LAUGHTER AND INTONATIONS WHILE TELLING HER STORY
IT MADE ME BOTH LAUGH AND CRY.
I'm so glad betty narrated this book. It was amazing. she is the best! It was interesting to see behind the camera of television and hear her struggles and triumphs. I enjoyed every minute!
Have always loved and admired Betty throughout her life on stage & television. She has set a perfect example for young ladies of America to follow with her style & personality. Especially her love of animals.
What an eventful life Betty White has lived. I didn't notice the pub date on this book (1995) and was disappointed when it stopped 20 years short of now. The audio version performed by Betty is enjoyable and uplifting. Betty's warm voice is as comforting as a cup of tea.
Betty white is a delight! It truly makes the book to hear it from the legend herself. Very interesting to hear about the roots of television from somebody who lived through it.
Maybe, in a really long time from now. I'm always interested in hearing how actors got their starts and Betty White is particularly interesting because she started around the same time as TV. However, there are some slow parts.
It's a rather short memoir. While entertaining, not a comedy book. I don't really know what to compare it to.
I have not.
No it was pretty even throughout. There were some funny and sad parts but Betty kept it pretty light.
Interesting story, slow at times. Worth the price.
Very cool that it was narrated by Betty. Made it seem like she was telling the story rather than someone reading it to me. Content wise I really expected more, probably based on her recent TV appearances where her lines were written by professional writers.
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