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If You Ask Me | [Betty White]

If You Ask Me

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....
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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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    S FRAMINGHAM, MA, United States 02-25-13
    S FRAMINGHAM, MA, United States 02-25-13 Member Since 2011
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    "After 6 books she has nothing left to say"

    I got it because I heard her in interviews and thought she was hilarious. This book is not funny nor interesting. I didn't finish it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    M. E. Wagner Altamonte Springs, FL 02-05-13
    M. E. Wagner Altamonte Springs, FL 02-05-13

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    "Classic Betty"
    Would you listen to If You Ask Me again? Why?

    I love the way Betty tells her stories. She talks about things anyone can relate to and laugh at the jokes again and again.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Where Betty talks about her age and the things she finds funny about them.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    "Betty at her best."


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lauri Sloper Martinez, CA United States 02-04-13
    Lauri Sloper Martinez, CA United States 02-04-13 Member Since 2012

    I love audible to listen to my books while commuting in the SF Bay Area. It makes the time go by so fast and keeps me engrossed.

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    "Great Quick Listen"

    A nice quick story from Betty's life. Funny, interesting and gives you a great insight to her life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kelley NACOGDOCHES, TX, United States 01-31-13
    Kelley NACOGDOCHES, TX, United States 01-31-13
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    "Delightful performance"
    What made the experience of listening to If You Ask Me the most enjoyable?

    Betty White is so pleasant to listen to! I was stuck on a plane delayed on the jetway for over four hours late one night, and just as the other passengers were starting to lose their tempers, I started listening to Betty White and was saved. She's sweet and at times a bit too sentimental for my taste (especially when she talks about animals) but she seems so entirely genuine that I every time I disliked a moment I forgave her instantly. Betty creates an easy rapport in her accessible stories and her warm, happy narration.


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    T. Thompson Appleton, WI 01-30-13
    T. Thompson Appleton, WI 01-30-13

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    "Betty White, in your car, on your walk...loved it!"
    If you could sum up If You Ask Me in three words, what would they be?

    I liked Betty White before listening to her read this book. Now, I love this dear lady. She's a blast...young at heart and wise in choosing to love life. I told three people about this book before I even finished listening.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Betty talked about her experience with Coco/Koko the famous primate. What a neat experience to learn about.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed listening to this while walking. It felt like Betty was talking and talking with me. Really and enjoyable book from start to finish.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cristine 01-23-13
    Cristine 01-23-13
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    "Who Doesn't Love Betty White?"
    Where does If You Ask Me rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A nice easy listen. This is Betty White sitting down at the kitchen table and telling you her story


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    Linda Bowie, MD, United States 01-20-13
    Linda Bowie, MD, United States 01-20-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Betty White is Delightful!"

    I love Betty White and she is just as bright and chipper in this book as in her TV shows. I have to believe that she must be a delightful person. Hope when I'm 90+ that I have her wisdom and enthusiasm for life. It isn't your typical autobiography but it is interesting and fun to listen to her describe some of the events in her long and eventful life. She loves pets and is always bringing new ones into her home. Hope we never get too old to adopt needy pets. She just makes you feel happy.

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    Barbara San Diego, CA, United States 12-28-12
    Barbara San Diego, CA, United States 12-28-12
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    Would you try another book from Betty White and/or Betty White?

    I thought I was getting comedy - it was really about her life, her awards, and her accolades. Blah, blah, blah... Not what I was looking for.


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    Jenlynmo 11-28-12
    Jenlynmo 11-28-12

    Artist, Baker, Intropersonal skills expert, Mom.

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    "A beautiful, grounded lady w/ a lovely voice."
    Where does If You Ask Me rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Having no elders, I'd personally listen to this time and again over my life.


    What other book might you compare If You Ask Me to and why?

    It's Betty White, not comparable.


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    Monika 09-17-12
    Monika 09-17-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Since you asked me . . ."

    Having been a fan of this actor in "Golden Girls" I thoroughly enjoyed learning more about her life, both past and present. It is funny, inspirational and heartwarming.

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