If You Ask Me: (And of Course You Won't) - book cover
Arts & Literature
  • Publisher : Berkley; Illustrated edition
  • Published : 07 Feb 2012
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 0425245284
  • ISBN-13 : 9780425245286
  • Language : English

If You Ask Me: (And of Course You Won't)

The New York Times bestseller from the beloved actress and Hollywood icon who's made us laugh on shows from The Mary Tyler Moore Show to Golden Girls to Saturday Night Live!

In this candid take on everything from the unglamorous reality behind red-carpet affairs to her beauty regimen ("I have no idea what color my hair is, and I never intend to find out"), Betty White shares her observations about life, celebrity, and love (for humans and animals). Filled with photos, If You Ask Me is funny, sweet, and straight to the point-just like Betty.

Editorial Reviews

"Reads like a chat with the beloved star."-The Denver Post

"A breezy patchwork of musings on aging, acting, poker (she plays a monthly game) and pet ownership."-The New York Times

Readers Top Reviews

I was very disappointed because I find the NAME, BETTY WHITE, synonymous with guffaws of laughter. This book is too slow even delivering some transparency of life.
Bought this book as a gift for my mother who's in her 70s. I honestly wasn't sure if she was going to even pick it up because she has a hard time seeing. However, she finished reading it in a few days because she refused to put it down. She absolutely loved Betty's book and can't wait for me to order her other books.
MaryStephen m Vallon
I had searched for books with large print, for someone who loves to read but can't see so well anymore. This was one of the items that came up in the search for large print. This book is NOT large print. It did not serve the purpose i needed.
Kari DCathryn Conroy
I wanted to like this book more than I did. I adore Betty White and I was able to find out a few interesting things about her. However, this books was much shorter than I expected (the pages use bigger font and aren't full). I would have loved to learn more about Betty. Still an interesting read; I just wish there was more to it.
These are short and upbeat chapters on many topics from dogs to TV shows Betty White was in. This is not a deep book revealing family hard times but rather, a fun book to read. No dark secrets revealed here. White plays poker with a group of friends that have played poker together forever; she claims she is popular there because she “always leaves $13 on the table.” She is a big fan of Robert Redford and was thrilled when he sent her a note which was a six stanza poem about her. She has a room full of stuffed animals in both of her homes, she loves and collects them and admits that she says “I love you guys” out loud whenever she visits the stuffed animals, and reminds us she is 89 years old. I enjoyed the many photos of her with her husband, dogs and famous friends.

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