Author: Betty White
Narrator: Betty White
Length: 2 hrs., 17 mins.
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Publisher’s Summary: 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 15 years of her life, If You Ask Me is funny, sweet, and to the point – just like Betty White.
©2011 Betty White (P)2011 Penguin Audio
My Review: Just two days before her 90th birthday on January 17, 2012, I treated my ears to Betty White’s newest audiobook. She’s spunky, young at heart and full of fun.
If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won’t) isn’t Betty White’s first audiobook and we hope it’s not her last. Almost everyone you meet knows who Betty is and that she rocked the screen during the Golden Girls days. Since then, she’s done a little bit of everything including a Snicker’s commercial, Saturday Night Live and movies.
Betty’s personality shines in this audiobook and you can see what a fun loving and wonderful person she really is. In this audiobook she talks a lot about her love of animals, even once turning down a movie roll because a scene went a little too far for her. She’s met Koko the famous gorilla who’s beat the odds and mastered more than 1,000 signs in sign language. How amazing it must have been for Betty to not only meet Koko, but to sit next to her and touch her. To make friends with such a magnificent animal is breathtaking!
I love Betty White. Last week I ordered the entire box set of the Golden Girls and the Golden Palace where she plays the hilarious Rose Nyland. If You Ask Me is a great little audiobook, perfect for a short drive. You’ll get a peak inside of Betty’s mind and what matters most to her.
Narrator Review: I can’t imagine anyone else narrating this book! Betty White’s distinct narration took this audiobook above and behind my expectations. Listening to Betty read her book to me added so much more than if I had read the book myself. That’s one of the reasons why I love audiobooks! Narrators bring things to life. They make the movie in your head more vivid and alive. Great job to Betty, she’s a wonderful actress.