By Betty White
It-girl Betty White can provide a hilarious, slyly profound tackle love, lifestyles, star, and every little thing in among.
Drawing from a life of classes discovered, seven-time Emmy winner Betty White's wit and knowledge take middle level as she tackles issues like friendship, romantic love, getting older, tv, enthusiasts, love for animals, and the courageous new international of big name. If You Ask Me mixes her considerate observations with funny tales from a seven- decade occupation in Hollywood. Longtime fanatics and new enthusiasts alike will have fun with Betty's candid tackle every little thing from her rumored weigh down on Robert Redford (true) to her good looks routine ("I don't know what colour my hair is and that i by no means intend to discover out") to the fb crusade that helped convince her to host Saturday evening Live regardless of her having declined the web hosting activity 3 times already.
that includes all-new fabric, with a spotlight at the previous fifteen years of her existence, If You Ask Me is humorous, candy, and to the point-just like Betty White.
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