Betty White’s Life in Television

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audio book, downloads, digital download gift subscriptionA Look at Betty White’s Life in Television

It’s confession time and I have to admit that I have watched (and own) every episode of The Golden Girls. I have spent countless hours watching the lives of Blanche, Dorothy, Sophia and Rose, and I have loved every minute of it! Of course, the next logical step was for me to learn more about these wonderful women, and so I started listening to Betty White’s memoir, Here We Go Again: My Life in Television.

Betty White has had an amazing career in television. She has spent over 50 years on the screen! I had no idea how many shows she had actually been on. From watching special features about the Golden Girls I knew that she had been part of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, but I had no idea about The Betty White Show she hosted or the multitude of game shows that she was part of. After listening to the audio book I watched some old episodes to see Betty in action. My favorite character of hers will always be Rose Nylund though.

This memoir also looks at Betty’s life off camera. Betty tells of her loves and losses and everything in between. Animals play a huge role in her life and Betty has done a lot of work as an Animal Activist. She even had her own show, The Pet Set, where she featured celebrities and their pets!

This is a wonderful audio book for any Betty White fan. You’ll love that she narrates it herself and that her trademark humor is evident throughout.

Even if you haven’t had a chance to listen to the audio book yet, what is your favorite Betty White show or character?

Unbearable Lightness – A Review

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Unbearable Lightness – A Review

Have you ever looked in the mirror and not liked what you saw? I think most of us would be lying if we said we loved our reflection 100% of the time. However, most of us have not gone to the extremes that Portia De Rossi put herself through during her struggle with her weight. In her memoir, Unbearable Lightness, Portia recounts her journey from small-time Australian model to Hollywood actress and wife of one of the most popular talk show hosts, Ellen DeGeneres.

I thought this was a really interesting story. There were times where I wanted to reach through my headphones and tell Portia that she’s beautiful and needs to eat something! Hearing her tell the story about only eating 300 calories in a day seemed so crazy to me. I’m sure I eat way more than that for lunch!

Anyone who has struggled to fit in, wrestled with their weight, or has dreamed of being something outside of their average life will enjoy this honest and brave memoir. Plus the added bonus of having Portia narrate the audio book really feels like she is sitting right next to you telling her story.

A small side note for audio book listeners, the Epilogue really is an hour long. Don’t worry when she starts telling it and you look at your screen to see over an hour remaining.