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September 26, 2011 / Leslie

Review: If You Ask Me

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

Genre: Memoir
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Publish Date: May 3, 2011
Format: Hardcover | 272 pages
Rating: 3 of 5

Doesn’t everyone adore Betty White? She is sweet, funny and down-right inspirational. I’ve been watching her for more years than I care to admit and have always enjoyed her performances. When I saw her new book on the ‘hot picks’ shelf at the library I just had to read it.

This is a delightful little book that you can enjoy in an hour or two. It’s not really a memoir but I’m not sure how else to describe it. There are lots of photos accompanied by short commentaries of about 2 or 3 pages on a variety of subjects mostly covering the past 15 years. She discusses life, love, aging, her beauty secrets, her love of animals, the television industry and her new show. And that’s just a few of the many topics she touches on.

As enjoyable as this was, there’s not a lot of depth to any of the chapters. It was light and breezy, reading like a magazine interview or conversation on a talk show. I would have liked a little more detail. Unless you’re a die-hard fan, read a copy from the library.

Source: Public Library



Leave a Comment
  1. sagustocox / Sep 26 2011 7:58 am

    I think breezy and light is just how Betty White is…I think this memoir may speak to her personality. Sounds like a good one to keep in mind. Thanks for the honest review.


  2. BermudaOnion / Sep 26 2011 12:28 pm

    I could use light and breezy right about now.


  3. TheBookGirl / Sep 29 2011 3:33 pm

    I can only hope that I have the energy she does when I get to her age 🙂


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