Betty White gets a two book deal

NEW YORK - JUNE 14: Actress Betty White attends the 'Hot in Cleveland' premiere at the Crosby Street Hotel on June 14, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
Everyone’s favorite foul-mouthed octogenarian, Betty White, has scored a two book deal at the age of 88. I keep thinking Betty is in her early 80s, (I would guess 70s if I didn’t know her) but she’s pushing 90! Betty’s first book is scheduled to be out next year, and is reportedly titled Listen Up!

Veteran Golden Girl Betty White will share all about her life lessons in a new advice book. The actress, 88, has experienced a career resurgence in recent months after drawing laughs during an appearance on hit U.S. sketch show “Saturday Night Live” and successfully launching her own TV comedy series, “Hot in Cleveland”.

And she is set to share the secrets to her success in a new tome after signing a two-book deal with publisher G.O. Putnam’s Sons, reports the Associated Press. “Listen Up!” will hit book shelves in spring 2011, while a second release, “The Zoo and I: Betty and Her Friends”, will follow in 2012.

The animal book will feature White’s photos and stories about her “animal friends” at the Los Angeles Zoo, where she serves as a member of the board.

[From Ace Showbiz]

Fox News reports that Betty’s first book will focus on “life, love, sex and celebrity.” I wonder if she’s going to dish any dirt that we haven’t heard before. She must know a lot about the Hollywood greats. She did seem to out Cary Grant in an interview on CNN a couple of months ago.

White will appear on the premiere episode of the second season of one of my favorite shows, NBC’s Community starring The Soup’s Joel McHale (a prime candidate for Hot Guy Fridays). White is going to play a batty anthropology professor, and I hope her guest stint adds a ratings boost to a great comedy show that is often hilarious. Community needs a chance, and I’m worried NBC is going to screw it up like they’ve done with so many other excellent shows.

In terms of Betty’s new books, congratulations! She’s such a character and a skilled comic actress. It’s nice to see how much health and success she’s having well into her eighth decade. A lot of want to know her secret – as well as some of that gossip she must surely know.

NEW YORK - JUNE 14: Actress Betty White attends the 'Hot in Cleveland' premiere at the Crosby Street Hotel on June 14, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

40191, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Tuesday May 4 2010. Betty White arrives the Time 100 Gala, celebrating the annual issue of Time magazine gathering the 100 most influential people in the World. The celebrity-studded event was held at the Frederick Rose Hall in the Time Warner Building in Manhattan. Photograph:  Darla Khazei,

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  1. RHONYC says:

    she is my HERO! 🙂

  2. Sarah says:

    She is so awesome. That’s a book I’ll be reading for sure.

  3. dread pirate cuervo says:

    Betty White is kick ass awesome. That is all.

  4. canadianchick says:

    She’s the coolest.

  5. lilred says:

    She really is Fabulous!

  6. Rosi says:

    I like her too.
    Only wish her Golden Girls alums would be still here with us. :-/

  7. denise says:

    Betty White is the devil. lol!

  8. kelbear says:

    I’d definitely read it!

  9. mln says:

    I think she will make it to 100 just like George Burns

  10. EMV says:


  11. lucy2 says:

    I hope so mln! Love her, especially how sharp and funny and still excited about her work she is.
    That is one book I will definitely be reading!

  12. Ashley says:

    PLEASE include Joel McHale on Hot Guy Friday. Also – I LOVE THAT FEATURE.

    Try to find the pictures of Joel shirtless from an episode of Community where he was in a class about pool.

  13. Kiska says:

    She is classy, talented, and a true professional. The “Golden Girls” is one of my fav shows of all time. I still watch re-runs.

    I miss Bea Arthur!

  14. wow .. I want to like her. although he was already old but works very much. and he also encouraged others also to work diligently