If You Ask Me

If You Ask Me

(and of Course You Won't)

Book - 2011
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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.
ISBN: 9780399157530
Characteristics: 258 pages :,illustrations, portraits ;,24 cm.


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Mar 16, 2019

This book is great! Betty White is so funny!

Nov 29, 2017

Amusing, quick read. I must have missed her previous books because this one covered more recent events in Betty's life. This was not a satisfying read - not nearly enough info. I'll need to go back to read her older stuff to get a full picture of Betty, her life, her career and her loves.

Jul 22, 2016

Enjoyable glimpses into Betty's life -A quick read.

Jan 13, 2015

very funny book

ChristchurchLib Feb 19, 2013

"Who doesn't love Betty White? At age 91, the seven-time Emmy Award-winning actress is still going strong, having launched a successful reality comedy show, Betty White's Off Their Rockers, in 2012. In 2010, following a massive Facebook campaign on the part of her many, many fans, she hosted Saturday Night Live. In this upbeat, engaging memoir, White reviews her childhood, her long career in show business, and her musings on age, love, and friendship, as well as how to survive in the notoriously tough entertainment industry while remaining true to oneself." February 2013 Biography and Memoir newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=602836

sparklingsights Sep 04, 2012

I liked the style of this book - light and entertaining. I read it in one sitting. If you're looking for a biography, this is not it. Pick up one of her other 5 or 6 books!

May 07, 2012

Very Boring...Boring

Mar 20, 2012

I was a bit disappointed but then realized it wasn't a biography but more a compilation of a bunch of columns and opinion pieces by a well loved celebrity. It's as if she wrote a blog and then compiled it into a book. A nice light read. I was finished in a couple of evenings. Most enjoyable for what it was.

Nov 16, 2011

A little like reading a letter from your favorite grandma - if grandma happens to be on friendly terms with Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock, and the like. :) Just a nice, friendly book. I really enjoyed it.

Oct 05, 2011

I just love Betty White! If you're also a fan, I think you will enjoy this book. It's a quick read with some nice laugh-out-loud parts, perfect for a flight somewhere. A light-hearted and fun book--we all need that once in a while.

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