Betty White was an award-winning film and television actress who appeared in such iconic television classics as The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls. In a career that spanned 8 decades, she received seven Emmy awards, three American Comedy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild awards, and a Grammy. Both a pet enthusiast and animal health advocate, White was the president emerita of the Morris Animal Foundation and was a member of the board of directors of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association. Often referred to as a national treasure, Betty White passed away in 2021, just a few weeks shy of her 100th birthday.
White has been experiencing a renaissance of sorts, with her Snickers commercial during the Super Bowl, hosting Saturday Night Live, and her new cable sitcom, Hot in Cleveland. But the 89-year-old wonders what all the fuss is about. She's been here all along and has a 70-year career to show for it. With more than three books (e.g., Betty White in Person) behind her, it is only fitting that she now adds her musings on life-everything from red carpet events (doesn't like them) to coloring her hair ("I have no idea what color my hair is, and I never intend to find out") to dating younger men (nope) and her passion for animals (to which she devotes six chapters). With iconic roles on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls as well as a long, happy marriage to game show host the late Allen Ludden, White has much on which to draw. Verdict A lightweight, quick read penned by a beloved show business icon. [See Prepub Alert, 11/1/10.]-Rosy Brewer, Sno-Isle Libs., Marysville, WA (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
"Reads like a chat with the beloved star."-The Denver
"A breezy patchwork of musings on aging, acting, poker (she plays a monthly game) and pet ownership."-The New York Times