The book for June for my book club, the “Book Mistresses” was “Here We Go Again” by Betty White. I have long been a very big fan of Betty White, having mostly known her for her role as Rose Nylund in The Golden Girls.
This book had some personal details surrounding her life, including her three marriages, two divorces, and the untimely death of her beloved Allen Ludden. It mostly though, centered around her career, which makes sense as it was plugged as her life in television. I found it interesting as she was basically around for the beginning of television, and has seen it evolve from a series of live, 10 minute programs, to what it is today. She has seen the rise and fall of the sitcom as well. As I said, I knew her mostly from The Golden Girls, so it was interesting for me to read about The Betty White Show (One through four) and her appearances on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Carol Burnett Show.
There were lots of pictures to look at, which were interesting, but all in all, I didn’t find that I heard her voice come through in the story. It was there a bit, but it seemed more like Betty White telling a story as opposed to Betty White getting into the nitty gritty that is her life. I was also a bit disappointed as there was not as much about The Golden Girls as I expected there would be.
Interesting, and if you’re a fan, worth reading. I gave it 3/5 stars.