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Betty & Friends: My Life at the Zooby Betty White
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The story of a dog, and the extraordinary difference
she made in every life she touched.
After sixty years in show business, Betty White has earned her reputation as an American icon. She may be a bona fide television pioneer, but throughout Bettyandrsquo;s life, her heart has always been with the animals. But one of the most enriching episodes in her career as an animal-rights advocate arrived with actor Tom Sullivan. Blind since birth, Tom was one of Bettyandrsquo;s closest friends and professional partners. Their dearest collaboration was a mutual devotion to a golden retriever named Dinah.and#160;This first-class guide dog was more than Tom's best friend, she was a source of unqualified loyalty and love. Most important, she enabled Tom to be truly independent for the first time in his life. However as Dinah got older, as her faculties weakened and her confidence faltered, Tom had little choice but to get a new dog. The effect of losing her purpose was devastating to the once-gallant Dinah.
Then Betty gladly stepped in to give this great Lady a new lease on life.
What would transpire is a heartening and inspiring story of a dog who made a difference and who, in Betty Whiteandrsquo;s words, andldquo;helped Tom grow up as she has helped me grow older.andrdquo; It is for all animal lovers, for all Betty White lovers, and everyone who can relate to the unconditional devotion of dogs and the people who love them.and#160;
America's sweetheart, impassioned lifelong animal welfare advocate, and New York Times bestselling author Betty White shares intimate, funny, and enlightening stories about her very best friends in the world…
All her life, Betty White has had a menagerie of pets, many of them rescued, and has donated countless hours and resources to animal welfare. Animals are her passion, and that passion extends to zoos and their importance for the conservation of species and for offering humans the ability to witness the grandeur and variety of these magnificent animals from around the world.
Betty & Friends is a love letter to those zoos, to their dedicated workers, and especially to the animals in them—from Gita the elephant, whom Betty used to take for walks; to Bruno the orangutan, who flaunts his affections for Betty; to Jacob the boa, who loves a good hug. Gaining access to this majestic world through Betty’s eyes and her inimitable words is a beautiful thing indeed for animal lovers and Betty White lovers of all ages.
INCLUDES GORGEOUS FULL-COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS
America's sweetheart, impassioned lifelong animal welfare advocate, and New York Times-bestselling author Betty White offers intimate and funny stories about her animal friends at the zoo, enhanced by gorgeous four-color photographs.
>Betty & Friends is the passion project Betty White has been working on for more than a decade-a love letter to zoos and to the animals in them, from a woman who admits she likes animals better than humans (They're unconditionally loving ). In her inimitable voice, Betty takes us on a private tour of her favorite animals and her friendships with them-from Gita the elephant, whom Betty used to take for walks before the zoo opened; to Kelly the massive silverback gorilla, whom Betty has known since his birth in 1987. From giraffes to lizards to koalas, readers witness the majestic variety of animals through Betty's eyes, and in her own words, accompanied by breathtaking photographs.
About the Author
Betty White's award-winning career in television and film has spanned an impressive seven decades and has included iconic roles on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Golden Girls". She is also widely recognized for her life-long work for animal welfare. Betty lives in Brentwood, California with her golden retriever, Pontiac.
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