Here We Go Again: My Life In Television

by Betty White

Paperback, 2010

Status

Available

Publication

Scribner (2010), 320 pages

Description

America's queen of television shares her fascinating life story! "Here is Betty White -- a woman who has been on television forever!" is generally how Betty White is introduced. And quite accurately, too, since she first appeared in 1949 when both she and television were rank beginners.Since then, she has had one of the most amazing careers in TV, winning five Emmy awards, creating such unforgettable characters as Sue Ann Nivens and Rose Nylund, and appearing in a host of television classics from 1952's Life with Elizabeth to The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls. Here We Go Again gives an overview of television's golden era, packed full of wonderful anecdotes about the many famous personalities with whom Betty has worked. It also gives a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at television over five decades, from her first show, Hollywood on Television, which ran live five and a half hours a day six days a week (33 hours per week!), to Betty's current television work. In addition, she talks about her personal life -- how her hectic career caused strain in her relationships and how she finally found happiness with her third husband, the late talk show host Allen Ludden. As warm and funny as its author, Here We Go Again will thrill her many fans and delight all of those who are interested in the history of America's most popular form of entertainment.… (more)

Rating

½ (46 ratings; 3.9)

User reviews

LibraryThing member JillianJ
I highly recommend listening to this as an audiobook: Betty White reads it herself, and it feels like she's talking to you about her life. She seems to like just about everybody, and while she gets a bit gossipy she is never ever mean. I learned some things about her life, but mostly I just enjoyed
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hearing her tell stories.

I did tear up some (especially when she talked about her husband), but I also giggled at parts; and I came away thinking Betty White is one of those rare treasures of the human race who became famous and really deserves all of the goodwill she gets for it.
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LibraryThing member Amethyst26
White meticulously detailed her early life, especially in her radio and early television jobs, to the point of wanting to set your hair on fire. She reminisced vaguely about MTM & The Golden Girls - what I guess the majority of her readers might be interested in. She handled her personal life
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delicately. For a memoir, the book didn't keep my interest as most do.
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LibraryThing member Rosa.Mill
An interesting listen; she's a great narrator and her story is definitely interesting although she still holds the listener at arms length a bit. She definitely values her privacy.
LibraryThing member Rosa.Mill
An interesting listen; she's a great narrator and her story is definitely interesting although she still holds the listener at arms length a bit. She definitely values her privacy.
LibraryThing member Rosa.Mill
An interesting listen; she's a great narrator and her story is definitely interesting although she still holds the listener at arms length a bit. She definitely values her privacy.
LibraryThing member Rosa.Mill
An interesting listen; she's a great narrator and her story is definitely interesting although she still holds the listener at arms length a bit. She definitely values her privacy.
LibraryThing member Narilka
Here We Go Again is the autobiography by Betty White covering her TV career from 1949-1995. The copy I have was revised in 2010 to include an additional introduction that briefly catches the reader up on events that have happened between the original publication and 2010 as well as a color photo
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section. The lady has had quite the career and is still going strong! Betty has pretty much done it all in the industry: sitcoms, talk shows, game shows, variety shows, stage acting, musicals, commercials and even several films. The book was an absolutely charming retelling of her career. Betty's love for work, animals and life in general really comes through and the book maintains that upbeat, cheerful tone throughout. We're also treated to a brief history of television as her career started just as TV was taking off. Things were definitely different back then. This was an enjoyable read and a great book to start the new year with.
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LibraryThing member micahmom2002
nice story, some interesting facts about the history of television. Dragged a bit in places when discussing actors and such that I am not familar with
LibraryThing member kitten-a-gogo
I totally LOVED this book!! Reading it was like sitting down with an old friend and hearing them tell their story. The book is a comfortable read and very enjoyable. I could read this one again. I feel like I have a better insight into Betty's life and into the television business itself. The books
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talks about her ups and downs and everything in between. Definitely reccomend this to anyone who is a fan.
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LibraryThing member troymcc
The title is a reference to how the "Information Superhighway" (i.e. the World Wide Web) seemed, to Betty White, like the dawn of television all over again. (This book was originally published in 1995 and it ends around then.) Fortunately, she didn't spend a lot of time on that idea. She wasn't
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wrong, just a bit early. The "video" you could watch on the internet in 1995 was the size of a postage stamp and lasted ten seconds. Things like YouTube and Netflix only took off in the 2010s.

Most of the book was her recounting of her life up to that point, especially her life in television. She has been involved with it since the 1940s. (Her TV career arguably began in 1939 but that was really just an experiment that almost nobody saw.)

And she's still at it! For example, she was a voice actor in Toy Story 4 (2019).
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Language

Original language

English

Physical description

320 p.; 6.12 inches

ISBN

1451613695 / 9781451613698
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