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

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Publisher Comments:

The story of a dog, and the extraordinary difference

she made in every life she touched.

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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.
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Then Betty gladly stepped in to give this great Lady a new lease on life.
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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;
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INCLUDES PHOTOS

Synopsis:

From her humble roots in the Bronx to Laverne and Shirley and her unlikely ascent in Hollywood, the beloved actor and director tells the story of her incredible life.

Synopsis:

At the age of twenty-six, Penny Marshall was a divorced mother of one living in the Bronx. One year later she starred in a Head & Shoulders commercial (she was the one with the dandruff) with Farah Fawcett. So began the unlikely career of one of Hollywoods most accomplished directors.

My Mother Was Nuts tells the story of Marshalls incredible life, from her starring role on the classic sitcom Laverne and Shirley to her trailblazing moment as the first woman to direct a movie grossing more than $100 million at the box office.

The book is a behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood life, exploring her friendships with John Belushi, Lorne Michaels, Art Garfunkel, and Carrie Fisher, her marriage and eventual divorce from Rob Reiner, and her experiences working with Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Geena Davis, Denzel Washington, and Drew Barrymore.

This is a book about Hollywood, womanhood, and the power of Spanx.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Betty White is an entertainment icon who has playing starring roles on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls, and Hot in Cleveland, hosted Saturday Night Live (as the result of a fan-driven Facebook campaign), and spoken out on behalf of animals for many years.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Five More Minutes 1

What Were You Expecting—Hedy Lemarr? 8

The Grand Concourse 14

Dinnertime 20

Strictly Ballroom 24

Dear Mom & Dad 32

The Marshall Plan 39

Mucho Grath-e-ath 46

The Facts of Life 52

Mrs. Henry 57

Forget the Gas, I Want the Jell-O 64

Take Everything 70

A Work in Progress 75

Thank God My Brother Had a Job 81

The Manson Murders 87

I Made Him Sick 92

All in the Family 98

Funny Business 106

Out with a Laugh 111

Live from New York 114

Ready for Prime Time 118

Chick Fight 125

From Suds to Stardom 131

Live from New Orleans 135

Wheres Mom? 141

The Remodel 146

Tripping 154

Dirty Laundry 162

Taking Direction 170

Old Friends 176

Good-bye Shirl 182

In the Event of My Death 188

Peggy Sue Blues 193

Jumpin Jack Flash 202

Keeping Things in Perspective 209

Getting Street Cred 213

Heart and Soul 219

A Medical Mystery Tour 231

Batter Up 247

Adding Wood 259

The Gospel 269

The Last Bull Run 280

Riding in Cars 290

Make It Funny, Honey 301

Get Me Some White Castles 306

Five More Minutes 317

Acknowledgments 323

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425245286
Author:
White, Betty
Publisher:
Berkley Publishing Group
Author:
Sullivan, Tom
Author:
Marshall, Penny
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Rich & Famous
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 page photo insert
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 352 pages Berkley Publishing Group - English 9780425245286 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From her humble roots in the Bronx to Laverne and Shirley and her unlikely ascent in Hollywood, the beloved actor and director tells the story of her incredible life.
"Synopsis" by ,
At the age of twenty-six, Penny Marshall was a divorced mother of one living in the Bronx. One year later she starred in a Head & Shoulders commercial (she was the one with the dandruff) with Farah Fawcett. So began the unlikely career of one of Hollywoods most accomplished directors.

My Mother Was Nuts tells the story of Marshalls incredible life, from her starring role on the classic sitcom Laverne and Shirley to her trailblazing moment as the first woman to direct a movie grossing more than $100 million at the box office.

The book is a behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood life, exploring her friendships with John Belushi, Lorne Michaels, Art Garfunkel, and Carrie Fisher, her marriage and eventual divorce from Rob Reiner, and her experiences working with Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Geena Davis, Denzel Washington, and Drew Barrymore.

This is a book about Hollywood, womanhood, and the power of Spanx.

"Synopsis" by ,

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.

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