If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t) by Betty White
(G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2011, 258 pages)
If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t) by Betty White is a quick, fun, and a joy to read. White was 89 years young when she wrote this memoir in longhand. She does a fantastic job at touching on so many different aspects of her life. Each chapter is a light-hearted short story that tells about her working in show business, being married, and her absolute LOVE for animals, especially dogs. The chapters feature great pictures of her during different stages of her life.
She speaks highly of her peers and those she has worked with in the show business including the friendships that have been created along the way. She talks about her appearances on late shows and also the making of movies. She reveals the reasons for choosing to or for choosing not to accept the invitations to be in certain movies.
Her passion to make every day worth living is nothing short of inspiring. She is full of insight and inspirational anecdotes with humorous undertones.
I found this memoir to be a short, sweet, and wonderful story of who Betty White really is; entertaining, witty, intelligent, charming, and humble. I would recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of Betty White, and who doesn’t love Betty?