See? What did I tell you?
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.
MY RATING: 4 STARS
My review as posted on GoodReads:
Mom happened to bring this
one home with her one day, and I couldn't wait to read it. I honestly
expected it to take longer to read, but the short chapters and Betty's
easy, conversational tone made it go much faster. This is probably the
next best thing to actually sitting down and talking to Betty White (ah,
if only!). She tells her stories in her typical fashion: funny, direct,
and sweet as can be. Her personality just oozes off the pages! I think
my favorite bits were her talking about her various exploits with
animals, such as beluga whales, several of her own pets, a gorilla named
Koko, and a room full of stuffed animals. And her Robert Redford
anecdote was adorable. And anytime she talked about late night TV, from
hosting Saturday Night Live to guest appearances on The Late Late Show
with Craig Ferguson (and I don't think I've missed any of those!).
Actually, I don't think I really had a favorite part...it was all
charming and cheery and rather heartwarming...like Betty!
It's so hard to write decent reviews for nonfiction! This really is worth reading, though. It's not a memoir, more like a conversation between friends. And I loved it!
Your humble book nerd,