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 15 years of her life, If You Ask Me is funny, sweet, and to the point - just like Betty White.
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Betty White is almost 70 years older than I am and I think that's pretty good evidence that she's timeless. The book is wonderful, charming, funny, and her performance completely makes it.
I had seen Betty White off and on over the years, and didn't expect to see her working at her age. She's very active mentally and physically, and has a warm and funny take on life. This book, which is read by her, talks about her movie and TV experiences, thoughts about growing older, childhood, and work with animals. The book is a bit short, but it makes for a pleasant couple of hours. I felt like I had had a nice visit with a classy lady.
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A very short yet entertaining book, it’s basically just some random neural firings from Betty White.
If you’re a fan (like me) you’ll enjoy it. I especially like any tid-bits referring to “The Golden Girls” which is my all time favourite TV show.
If you aren’t a fan, don’t bother.
This is an enjoyable entertaining read, a perfect showcase for the charming Betty White
This book is a perfect "listen". I would recommend this book as one to listen to, not necessarily to read.
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Light, fluffy listen. No one but Betty should "read" her own books for the audible audience. Remarkable and talented lady.
Yes, as if she was talking only to you. I love the format in which she states a single topic and then gives her take on it.
The whole Saturday Night Live experience. I also love how polite she is, really classy!
Great no-pressure listen, only two hours in length. A true American Icon!!!
A nice easy listen. This is Betty White sitting down at the kitchen table and telling you her story
I'm a mom. I have drama in my life. I don't want books with the F-bomb, nor graphic violence. I read for fun and to bring my family together. I read for reducing stress levels. We have never had a television in our home and our children are now mid twenties to 19. We listen together and look for belly-wrenching laughter. So what is it like to live without a TV? Awesomely educational and inspirational. Each new book is a marvel.
I'm not sure why I bought this title, it could be that I was missing my 100 year old grandma or the Snickers commercial , but whatever brought me to this place had me laughing about Betty's observations.
I've not had a television for 25 years so the sitcoms did not influence my decision. I found a fellow animal-lover in this story and enjoyed her adventures. Betty is funny and this is a feel-good read.
Yes, I think I'd try another of her books.
It was entertaining, but it seemed more like a promotional piece for her career. I think I was expecting funny stories from when she started out in show business.
When she told about meeting the gorilla. Also, getting locked out of her house. :)
She's so funny, I just expected it to be funnier than it was. Maybe another book would be, but this one was a bit disappointing. But a good buy since I got it on sale.
Love Betty White!
Since it's mostly a selection of short essays that are rather autobiographical, I would say it's similar to "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns)" by Mindy Kaling, and also to "Bossy Pants" by Tina Fey.
I'm not very emotional, so no. But it was very cute when she'd mention her late husband Allen Ludden.
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