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Here We Go Again: My Life in Television

Here We Go Again: My Life in Television

Written by Betty White

Narrated by Betty White


Here We Go Again: My Life in Television

Written by Betty White

Narrated by Betty White

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4.5/5 (123 ratings)
Length:
2 hours
Released:
Oct 12, 2010
ISBN:
9780743548236
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Audiobook

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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.
Released:
Oct 12, 2010
ISBN:
9780743548236
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook

About the author

Betty White has been on television for over sixty years, beginning in 1949. She has starred in many successful series, made numerous guest appearances on game and talk shows, and narrated the Tournament of Roses Parade for twenty years and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade for ten. White has received six Emmy awards and eighteen Emmy nominations. In 2010 she was presented with the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. She is also the recipient of three American Comedy Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1990), and two Viewers for Quality Television Awards. She was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1995 and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She is the author of three previous books and lives in Los Angeles.


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  • (4/5)
    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 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.
  • (5/5)
    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 talks about her ups and downs and everything in between. Definitely reccomend this to anyone who is a fan.
  • (3/5)
    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
  • (3/5)
    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.
  • (5/5)
    i love Betty white she's great to listen to .
  • (5/5)
    Betty, you're priceless. Thank you for sharing your story and life with us.
  • (4/5)
    Charming, informational and a trip back in time! Very enjoyable!
  • (5/5)
    loved how Betty White rewwad this book. made it feel like she was sitting with me telling me her story
  • (4/5)
    Calm, simple voice. I wish she talked about hot in Cleveland, but clearly that was afterwards. Heavy on the details of tv production. Would have preferred more personal, but enjoyable nonetheless.
  • (5/5)
    Love Betty White. Really enjoyed this audio book! I look forward to more of Betty White books.
  • (4/5)
    Hearing Betty tell her story was funny and informative. I recommend this book.
  • (3/5)
    It was fun because it was narrated by Betty white but not the most exciting memoir I’ve ever listened to. I felt like she had a lot to talk about but not enough time for it all.
  • (1/5)
    Difficult to get through. Very dry, not interesting.
  • (3/5)
    The book is good! The recording has a few glitches that seem to skip large sections of the book. It seems the entire section about her time on GGs is missing. It glitches from talking about the Carol Burnett show, then talks about Allen being gone and filling her time with other things, then glitches to Dorothy leaving GGs. Pretty disappointed.
  • (4/5)
    It was neat to hear all about Betty's tv show past history. Most of the shows she was in was way before my time and I have never heard of them before. I would have loved to hear more personal stories from Betty. I would love to hear more about how she grew up. She has always been one of the most beloved actresses in my mind there ever was. She is a legend.
  • (2/5)
    This is an abridged version and consequently quite disjointed. While I was disappointed with this I would like to hear the book in its entirety as it was entertaining.
  • (4/5)

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    4.25★ Audiobook⎮ This was my first nonfiction audiobook (ever!) and as such, I'm not quite sure how to rate it. I've always thought of myself as a huge fan of Betty White, but listening to this memoir has made me realize that I've really only ever been a fan of her work as Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls, rather than Betty herself. Listening to this audiobook has changed that forever.

    Here We Go Again: My Life In Television chronicles all of Betty's work in television, up to 1995, when this memoir was originally published. I have to admit to being somewhat disappointed that only 30 minutes of the three-hour audiobook were devoted to Betty's time on The Golden Girls and not much new information about it was revealed. It wasn't exactly what I was originally looking for, but I did come away with a plethora of new information about Betty's life and other work.

    In particular, I was delighted to discover her great love of animals. As an animal lover myself, I appreciated that much of this memoir focused on the animals in Betty's life and how they impacted her career. Others have expressed disappointment in the fact that Betty seems to keep many personal details of her life out of this memoir, as she has a right to do, in my opinion. But discussing her deep affection for all things furry is one area she did not hold back on and her love for animals was definitely made apparent by the numerous anecdotes she shared.

    This was a fast listen that could easily be heard in one sitting. It has broadened my understanding and admiration of Betty White tenfold. I recommend this to anyone who is interested in learning more about the span of her career. Devoted fans may be disappointed by the fact that this memoir only seems to skim the surface of Betty's career (chronicling 46 years in under three hours), but for someone who is just beginning to take interest in Betty outside of one area (i.e. The Golden Girls), it provides an interesting and effective survey of all that she has accomplished.

    I intend on continuing my "Betty White 101" lessons by listening to If You Ask Me, a more general account Betty's many philosophies.

    Narration review: Who better to narrate this memoir than Betty White herself? She comes across as laughable and lovable, just as she does on television. I believe her narration of this audiobook bore significant weight on my enjoyment of it. It enabled me to close my eyes and picture her sitting across from me, recounting stories from her life in television. Her narration was so humorous and expressive, and not at all monotone or robotic. I frequently wondered if she was going "off-script", because it didn't sound like she was reading at all, just gabbing with a friend. When beginning this audiobook, I was concerned that a nonfiction title would not be able to hold my attention. The problem ended up being that Betty wouldn't let my attention go! I started this at 11:30pm, intending to only listen for about 30 minutes before bed, and wound up having to force myself to stop listening around 2am.

    Even though the print version of this book comes with color photos (of which I am jealous), I'd still recommend the audiobook over it. Betty's narration adds so much to the experience and I can't imagine anyone wanting to miss out on it! ♣︎

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  • (3/5)
    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 delicately. For a memoir, the book didn't keep my interest as most do.
  • (4/5)
    This is Betty White's autobiography which starts with her first amateur stage performances and then quickly gets to her television career. Being written in 1995, it only goes up to the end of The Golden Girls and the brief sequel The Golden Palace. Not only is this the story of White's life, it also reads as a history of television. Ms. White was there at the beginning in 1949 and starred on one of the very first TV shows, Hollywood on Television which she was on air six days a week for five and a half hours a day! Ms. White has a wonderful written voice which reads in a friendly and witty style. She has lead an interesting life, has known many people in the industry, had a fairy tale marriage to the love of her life, Allen Ludden. Along with her popular shows The Golden Girls and The Mary Tyler Moore Show she was a staple in the game show industry from the fifties through the seventies where she was a regular guest on Match Game. Ms. White shows herself to be a classy lady with a high set of values that stardom never managed to diminish. The information on the early days of television is highly informative and entertaining. It is amazing to see how something so much a part of everyday life came to be and developed so fast.