Tuesday, July 16, 2013

If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won't), by Betty White

Barnes & Noble
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.

I love Betty White.  I think she is a brilliant comedienne and one of the most down-to-earth celebrities in Hollywood.  But I didn't love this book.

I don't really know what the point of the book is supposed to be, so I came away from it thinking nothing more than "Huh, okay."  In fact, I'm scratching my head and wondering why this book was written and published.  I didn't learn anything that I didn't know before.

Wait!  That's not true.

I didn't know that she was born and raised in Los Angeles: I'm still convinced that she's from St. Olaf.

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