Synopses & Reviews
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
Praise for If You Ask Me
"A breezy patchwork of musings on aging, acting, poker (she plays a monthly game), and pet ownership."—The New York Times
"America's favorite [nonagenarian] never fails to surprise."—USA Weekend
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.
About the Author
Betty White’s award-winning career in television and film has included iconic roles on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls. The president emerita of the Morris Animal Foundation, and a trustee since 1971, she received the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Humane Award in 1987. Since 1974 she has served on the board of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association; she was a zoo commissioner for eight years. Betty lives in Brentwood, California, with her golden retriever, Pontiac.