Betty & Friends by Betty White
My Life at the Zoo

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White talks about her lifelong love and commitment to animals dating back to the first time she visited the zoo as a kid in Chicago.
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Synopsis

America's sweetheart, impassioned lifelong animal welfare advocate, and New York Times bestselling author Betty White shares intimate, funny, and enlightening stories about her very best friends in the world…

All her life, Betty White has had a menagerie of pets, many of them rescued, and has donated countless hours and resources to animal welfare. Animals are her passion, and that passion extends to zoos and their importance for the conservation of species and for offering humans the ability to witness the grandeur and variety of these magnificent animals from around the world.

Betty & Friends is a love letter to those zoos, to their dedicated workers, and especially to the animals in them—from Gita the elephant, whom Betty used to take for walks; to Bruno the orangutan, who flaunts his affections for Betty; to Jacob the boa, who loves a good hug. Gaining access to this majestic world through Betty’s eyes and her inimitable words is a beautiful thing indeed for animal lovers and Betty White lovers of all ages.

INCLUDES GORGEOUS FULL-COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS

 

About Betty White

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Betty White's award-winning career in television and film has spanned an impressive seven decades and has included iconic roles on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls. Widely recognized for her lifelong work for animal welfare, she lives in Brentwood, California, with her golden retriever, Pontiac.
 
Published November 21, 2011 by Berkley. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction
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Christian Science Monitor

Excellent
Reviewed by The Associated Press on May 16 2012

t's a mostly picture book compiled over the years with facts about animals.

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Huffington Post

Excellent
Reviewed by Joanna Zelman on Nov 24 2011

A lifelong animal lover, White is a self-proclaimed "zoophile," appreciating the "good zoos" for what they have to offer both people and the environment, she explains in her new book...

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Smithsonian

Excellent
Reviewed by Megan Gambino on May 15 2011

Her latest book, Betty & Friends: My Life at the Zoo, is a polished scrapbook of her favorite animals, with photographs and anecdotes.

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LA Weekly

Excellent
Reviewed by Siran Babayan on Dec 06 2012

White talks about her lifelong love and commitment to animals dating back to the first time she visited the zoo as a kid in Chicago.

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BrodartVibe's Blog

Good
Reviewed by Becky on Nov 10 2011

So when I saw Betty &Friends: My Life at the Zoo. I knew it would be popular, what I didn’t know was that it would be such an endearing book, just like the lady who wrote it.

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