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If You Ask Me
If You Ask Me: (And of Course You Won't) | Betty White
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The New York Times bestseller from the beloved actress who's made us laugh on shows from The Mary Tyler Moore Show to Saturday Night Live! In this candid take on everything from the unglamorous reality behind red-carpet affairs to her beauty regimen ("I have no idea what color my hair is, and I never intend to find out"), Betty White shares her observations about life, celebrity, and love (for humans and animals). Filled with photos, If You Ask Me is funny, sweet, and straight to the point-just like Betty.
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OriginalCyn620
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I‘ve had this book on my kindle forever, but decided to see if Libby had the audio version, and they do! It was nice hearing Betty‘s words in her own voice. I‘ve always loved her, and still want to be her when I grow up. This short and sweet book is a collection of personal stories, observations, and musings. Basically, it‘s Betty being Betty, and IMO, she may be the most awesome human to ever have humaned. 🤣

#bookspinbingo #nonfictionnovember

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
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SleepyDragon
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Betty White. 'Nuff said.

One of the few audiobooks I actually stuck with.

#Alphabetgame #LetterI

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved her!! 4mo
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jspoelker
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Betty is so down to earth and lovable and this 6th book is no exception. Easy to read/listen to and makes me feel like we are now friends.

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brittanybooks
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2.5 hours of Betty White being hilarious and sweet? It was a lovely audiobook. Miss her! #book73of2022

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AvidReader25
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Sweet and gentle life musings from everyone‘s favorite grandma. I loved this glimpse into Betty White‘s life. She‘s passionate about animals and her television work. She certainly has a optimistic view of life and this was a quick breath of fresh air.

Bklover This was a good one! 7mo
AvidReader25 @Bklover Just what I needed today! 7mo
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Ast_Arslan
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@Eggs

1. #Weremember Betty White

The Ally McBeal show ❤

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I haven‘t thought of this show in years!! 🙌🏻 8mo
Eggs Perfect 👍🏼 8mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I love Betty White! I used to watch The Golden Girls every Saturday night with my great grandmother! So many memories ❤️

#BettyWhite
#WeRemember
#ThinkPositiveBePositive

BookBabe I used to watch it with my mom ❤️ 8mo
Eggs 🧡❤️🧡 8mo
WJCintron SO TRUE!!! 8mo
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JenReadsAlot
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Short book, but good to hear her voice!

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MaggieCarr
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Expand Your Horizons 2022 Task featuring Betty White

Quick read featuring many short vignettes of thought and memories. Written 10 years before her death yet mirroring how busy she was still working/acting and advocating for the animals in her life and around the world. Delightful. The world lost a great human in her passing, but I have every faith that her legacy lives on.

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limada
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Anyone who was lucky enough to actually talk to Betty White, to hear her stories first hand and gain every wisdom she was willing to share, was very lucky indeed. And also must be feeling that loss incredibly. This book is a collection of small thoughts and wisdoms that anyone can take into their life in some way or another. #10-2022

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Morr_Books
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Oh boy am I going to miss you Betty White. I loved this this look into her two passions - television and animals. It was nice to hear her voice and enjoy her humor.

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Mollyanna
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What a special person Betty White was… I loved this short little book, narrated by Betty herself. It‘s about life, Hollywood, writing and of course, animals. Betty, you are sorely missed.

My third finish for #joyousjanuary

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 10mo
Mollyanna @Andrew65 Thanks 😊 10mo
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Staci

Happy Birthday Betty! Rest In peace!

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Chelseabillups30
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Drawing inspiration and motivation from Betty today, on what would‘ve been her 100th birthday.

I miss her.

Job interview later this afternoon, let‘s hope they can pick up on my passion for the work I could be responsible to do!

Amiable Good luck! You‘ve got this. 💪🏼 10mo
PaperbackPirate I hope it went well! 10mo
Chelseabillups30 @Amiable & @PaperbackPirate, thank you!! I got offered a second interview set up for Friday afternoon, so hopefully that goes well now and I can secure myself a new job!! 10mo
PaperbackPirate Good luck! 🤞💙 10mo
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Kshakal
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I am glad this was my first foray back into audiobooks! Listening to her speak her own words was like sitting down to chat with an old friend. The loss of Betty White will be felt for a while…

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Kempfme
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Betty White was a great lover of people and animals. She will be very missed.

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these_dreams
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What a rare gem we‘ve lost. Be prepared to cry a little (or a lot) 💔

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Kshakal
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#thoughtfulthursday @MoonWitch94

✨I want to give audiobooks another chance and my book is 115 books!
✨tagged
✨persistence

I will tag anyone who wants to play and hasn‘t yet!!

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AsYouWish
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There are not enough words to talk about this book. I listened to the audiobook and it was an amazing experience to listen to the author tell her stories. I have loved Betty White all my life, but knew very little about her life. I loved hearing her behind the scenes stories about all the shows and movies she has done. I also loved listening to her talk about her husband and all her animals. She was quite the lady!! Highly recommend!!

💙💙💙💙💙

5feet.of.fury Ahhhhhh what a good choice! ❤️ Betty forever. 11mo
IamIamIam This was the 2nd audio book I listened to and we are all so lucky to have lived in the same world as Betty!! She was such a treasure! 11mo
AkashaVampie I'm gunna have to get ahold of this. I loved her also. The Golden Girls was one of my favorite shows when I was younger. 11mo
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Kshakal
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Since one of my bookish goals is to give audiobooks another shot… I thought that this one would be a good one to start with!

Karisa 😢 Memoirs read by the author are awesome. She was one of a kind! 11mo
Kshakal @Karisa I am not going to lie… I teared up when I heard her voice! 11mo
JenReadsAlot Oh I'll have to add that one to my list! 11mo
Scochrane26 This one is good & pretty short. 11mo
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Lindy
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I can‘t resist frequent checking to see what‘s new in the Libby database at the library. Before setting the filter to limit my search to audiobooks, I noticed the latest issue of People magazine is at the top of the list. 😕

keithmalek Dewey Defeats Truman! 11mo
Lindy @keithmalek The stuff that gives newspaper editors nightmares 11mo
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Born.A.Reader
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In honor of Betty White, my first read of 2022.

sprainedbrain ❤️ 11mo
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Kshakal
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Rest In Peace Betty… you will be greatly missed. 😢

Aims42 As a friend said on Facebook, “One last 🖕from 2021” 😭 11mo
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vonnie862
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My heart breaks with the news but I am still in awe of the life Betty lead. She was and continues to be an inspiration. RIP Betty White.

BookDragonNotWorm Such a horrible way to end the year. 😥 11mo
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GypsyKat
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A warm light has gone out of the world. She had a long and incredible life, but that doesn‘t stop the tears today. Rest In Peace, Betty. You were, and always will be so very loved. 💔💔💔

marleed I find myself crying. We needed Betty in this world! 11mo
night_shift Such a bummer 😔 11mo
Dragon 💔 11mo
tracey38 Broke my heart today. She was the best. 11mo
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Nikki_E
Traci1 She was a treasure. 😔 11mo
Darklunarose Rip Betty, she was a universal treasure 11mo
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thebookpimp
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I love Betty White, but this book is not a must read. It's full of fun little stories and anecdotes, however, I wasn't blown away by them. Perfect if you're looking for a light, easy read though!

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Kris10H
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My Rating: 2/5
I wanted to love this book like I love Betty White... but I did not. Lots of short random stories and anecdotes. It was a short listen coming in at just over 2 hours. I will give one of her other books a try sometime, though. I would like to learn more about her life. This just really wasn't it.

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Bklover
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Fun quick read. What a lovely, caring, funny woman.

tracey38 I just adore her. 2y
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bthegood
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A book club read. I really like Betty White in shows, and in interviews she seems genuinely nice, and her book reinforces that belief for me. Easy, light, very positive. Not very in depth, and while organized by topic, still felt a bit unorganized, but some good reminders of how to be a good friend, good professional, good person.
Good for some "other" book points for #Scarathlon2020 #TeamHarkness @StayCurious

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DieAReader
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#AwesomeAugust #ImpulseRead

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I laughed a lot during this quick listen. I wish this one had been a bit longer, but that just means I‘ll have to look for all of Betty‘s other books😉

Andrew65 Going well. 👏👏👏 2y
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RamsFan1963
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Cute little book, full of amusing anecdotes. Nothing deep or profound, just observations from her life and time in show business. 3 💥💥💥

5/10 #bookbuyingdiet

Woo Hoo!!! I'm half way finished with book buying moratorium!!

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RamsFan1963
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Anyone ever have this problem? I am trying to move this book from TBR to now reading but I keep getting this message. Any other book comes up just fine, but this one keeps blocking me. I've never seen this before. Any suggestions??

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego This happens to be all the time. Not sure why though. 2y
RamsFan1963 @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Makes no sense, I can put the book title on this post, but if I want to look at past reviews of the book or move it to "reading" it's a no go. 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I've even reinstalled the app, but didn't help. I have an android, so I thought maybe that was the problem. I went on the desktop version, and was finally able to access the books I was trying to. 2y
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Tanisha_A Yessss 2y
ItsAnotherJen Somedays this happens so much to me 2y
hannah-leeloo I get this. I normally come out of the app for like 15 minutes and then it tends to work again 🤞🏻 2y
Birdsong28 I had a issue with the graphic novel of P&P by Nancy Butler like this so I sorted it out on the website and it worked. 2y
sudi I get this too, i finally gave up and opened the web version 😐 2y
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LisaLovesToRead
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I listened to this on audio. It was a treat hearing it read in Betty‘s own voice. I appreciate her simplicity & sincerity after all of her decades of fame and fortune. This is an easy, feel good choice!

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sb3626
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This is so cute! Excited to start it, I mean it‘s Betty White what more can I say?

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mom2bugnbee
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I mean, it's Betty White. Definitely gonna check out her other audiobooks!

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mom2bugnbee
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Just what I need to fight off #covid19 doldrums! #currentread #currentlyreading #audiobook #readingwithmyears

JanuarieTimewalker13 I enjoyed it too. Love Betty White!! Been watching old Passwords on YT. 3y
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tdrosebud
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I did this as an audiobook and it was read by Betty herself. I really enjoyed it. Each chapter is a different random subject and she tells stories from throughout her life. I love her humor and her positive outlook on things. I think it was even better since she did read it, as you get her tone with the words and not what a different reader thinks is the tone, if that makes sense.
#celebrity #mandmchallenge2020 @BarbaraTheBibliophage

DogMomIrene Your comment about tone makes so much sense to me. I love it when authors can and do read their own work. I get it that not every author has that inclination or talent, but when they do, the performance is meaningfully more powerful. 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage She‘s so awesome! Thanks for the review! 3y
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Scochrane26
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A really short audiobook. I love Betty White. I‘m going to see if I can get more of her books. #wintergames #TheFilthyAnimals @Clwojick @StayCurious
This is an impulse read.

MidnightBookGirl Love her! 3y
rather_be_reading 11pts❄ 3y
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wanderinglynn
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If you love Betty White, you‘ll enjoy this book full of essays on her thoughts and life. I highly recommend the audio version as she‘s so fun to listen to. I love that she seems so down to earth and genuine.

And #TIL that she‘s a big poker player and plays regularly with a group, and the winner gets a trophy (which they have to bring back the next game or face a $2000 penalty).

#nfNov 9pts post/147 total

Clwojick 9 pt 3y
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wanderinglynn
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Who doesn‘t love Betty White?! ❤️ This is a gem full of essays read by Betty.

#TIL Betty only intended on doing the pilot of Hot in Cleveland. She had told the producers her schedule was too full to commit to anything more. Luckily, she didn‘t stick to that. 😀

#nfNov 4pts post/138 total

Scochrane26 I just downloaded this. 3y
IamIamIam My 2nd audiobook!!! I loved it! 😍 3y
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wanderinglynn @IamIamIam how can you not love Betty White?!! 3y
IamIamIam Right??? And it's even better since she reads it!! 3y
brit91 I love her!! 3y
Clwojick I think I have this on my shelf! 4pt 3y
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Lawlergk
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Amazing lady and great story!

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JanuarieTimewalker13
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I love Betty White!!! This is a short and sweet book. Loved it on audio bc she narrates. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ good soul.

LuvBks81 I didn‘t know she narrates it. Maybe, this could be my first audiobook. :-) 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @LuvBks81 definitely!! She‘s got an upbeat voice. 3y
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ChristinasBookChronicles
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I love Betty White. She is that sweet grandma, that, at least after you read this, you're slightly worried about. She cracks me up. I did laugh out loud a few times! But, the stories are short and random. Based on the title, I should have been more ready for that. I didn't know that she had already written many books and that writing is a passion for her. I just stumbled across this one. Recommend if you love Betty and need a little laugh.

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Sassy_Steph
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Oh my gosh just when I thought I couldn‘t love Betty White anymore than I already did! I was completely wrong! I love her so much more after listening to her read this audiobook about herself! So good! Get the audiobook!!

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Amiable
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For “something with animals” in #nonfiction2019, a collection of short essays by America‘s #1 animal lover: the incomparable Betty White, who jokes that she likes animals more than people. The book is pleasant enough, but I wish the essays were more substantial. Still love Betty, though!

@Riveted_Reader_Melissa

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I felt that way with another of her books, fun, but nothing that would stick with me afterwards. But I still love Betty. 3y
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IamIamIam
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One of the first audiobooks I listened to was the tagged book. I stole this from Instagram because I know we've got a bunch of letter writers here on Litsy and who DOESN'T love #BettyWhite?! 😁💙

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Dolly
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What a nice lady. Her voice, her personality, everything...Bits and pieces of her life, love of animals, and snippets of the work she‘s done. Can we clone her?