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If You Ask Me Audiobook

If You Ask Me

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2011 Betty White (P)2011 Penguin Audio

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    R. Sippel San Jose, CA United States 06-14-11
    R. Sippel San Jose, CA United States 06-14-11 Member Since 2007

    Chef

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    "Will make you smile"

    Random thoughts bounce you back and forth in time and places of Betty White. How Betty approaches work and her passions in life is what this book is about. Wish this book was more in depth, but that being said, can't help but to love Betty.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen 07-30-16
    Kathleen 07-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Down to Earth"

    This is a simple expression of the down to earth values that allows someone to experience, live and impact individuals (animals 1st people 2nd) the way Betty has.

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    bojowa2 Fresno, CA, US 07-30-16
    bojowa2 Fresno, CA, US 07-30-16 Member Since 2016

    Gwendolyn Walker

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    "I Remember You"

    I loved hearing Betty White narrate this herself. I'm no Spring chicken either. I used to watch you on THE AL JARVIS SHOW, on channel 13! Every day after school. I thought you and Al Jarvis's wife were the most beautiful women on TV or in movies. My married sister who lived close by also was a fan. I would often go to her house and watch with her. Then later, I was actually on, "The Al Jarvis," dance party, several times. But I was never especially an AL Jarvis fan. I always wondered how he married such a beautiful woman as he did. In those young years I was very superficial. I loved your stories. I would imagine you could write hundreds of books.

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    Maria K 07-20-16
    Maria K 07-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A simply delightful memoir!"
    What made the experience of listening to If You Ask Me the most enjoyable?

    There are two things you should know about Betty White:
    a. she is a huge animal lover and
    b. she is one of the most positive people out there.

    I love her acting and from interviews I had seen it's not very hard to deduct that she is a delightful person, who immensely enjoys what they are doing for a living.I fully appreciated how funny she was when I started watching 'Hot in Cleveland', a brilliant comedy show that deserves a post on its own.

    I highly recommend it if you are a fun of Betty's.In this memoir, she writes about events in her life worth noting down: her show business career, the friends she made over the years and of course about her love for animals. I knew she was an animal lover but I never fully realised how much. She never had children of her own, because she had her furry companions. And I love and respect her more for that. She is truly grateful that she did what she wanted as her profession and that she helped people along the way.


    What does Betty White bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love Bettty's voice! My only complain for the audiobook: it's too short.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When she talks about her husband and her pets.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Davies 06-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Betty is the best"

    Betty is the best ! Love her sense of fun and humor . She cracks me up and I feel close to her deep within my soul! Totally recommend this book or audible to everyone who loves and appreciates Betty 😊💕

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    AnnShamrock Las Vegas 05-03-16
    AnnShamrock Las Vegas 05-03-16 Member Since 2015

    Thank God for Audio books and audible!

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    "BETTY WHITE IS A NATIONAL TREASURE"
    If you could sum up If You Ask Me in three words, what would they be?

    We Love Betty!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I learned a lot about Betty, Of course her love and devotion to animals is moving and shows how wonderful and loving a person she truly is, but I did not know she collects stuffed animals and LOVES Crossword puzzles. Oh, and next time I'm at Pinks I will for sure order a NAKED BETTY WHITE Hot dog!! :-)


    Any additional comments?

    I've loved her since The Mary Tyler Moore show and I've seen her recently on old black and white game shows from the 1950's. SHE WAS SO BEAUTIFUL!!! I think she still is.

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    Jeffrey Brea, CA, United States 03-29-16
    Jeffrey Brea, CA, United States 03-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "enjoyed listening"

    I enjoyed being a part of Betty White's world for a little while. listening to her talk was enjoyable the book itself was okay

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    Amazon Customer 01-09-16
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    "Entertaining"

    Betty White kept me laughing. I plan on listening to the book again. I recommend this book to all Betty White fans or those who are interested in learning more about Betty White.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle McNally Putnam CT 12-26-15
    Michelle McNally Putnam CT 12-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Who Doesn't Love Betty White?"

    What is there to say? Everyone loves Betty White! This is the first book of hers that I've read but I fully intend on reading all of them. Thank you for your humorous, insightful and loving view on life. Betty is a true classy lady and it's no wonder she's adored by all, especially our animal friends.

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    Ruth 12-26-15
    Ruth 12-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Random pieces...."
    Would you try another book from Betty White and/or Betty White?

    No.


    What could Betty White have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I don't enjoy it.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Betty White’s performances?

    No.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment. No enlightenment at all.


    Any additional comments?

    Only appealing to her fans. No "elderly wisdom" as I expected.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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