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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won't)

Betty White's If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won't) is a Betty White book for sure.  It's her humor and her phrasing, and if you love her you will love this book. 

The hardest time I had with this book is it's lack of narrative and of focus.  There isn't a through line in this book--it is really a compendium of Betty's thoughts.  To me, it was similar to sitting in a room with her asking a list you have brought of random, non-sequitur, unlinear questions and receiving short but adequate answers.

The best part of this book?  The pictures.  Betty was gorgeous (and still is!).

In the Afterword, she writes:

"If you have stuck with me this far I say a big thank you.  Hope you enjoyed the trip.  If not, take comfort in the fact that I had a wonderful time.

Amen Betty.  Keep telling your stories.

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