Review: Here We Go Again: My Life in Television by Betty White

Here We Go Again: My Life in Television
by Betty White
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: Oct. 12, 2010
Genre: Biography

A memoir of Betty White’s first five decades on television—as irreverent and irresistible as the beloved actress herself.

Betty White first appeared on television in 1949 and has gone on to have one of the most amazing careers in TV history, starring in shows such as Life with Elizabeth, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and The Golden Girls, among many others. She is one of the hardest-working actresses of any era, and her sense of humor and perennial optimism have seen her through half a century of industry changes and delighted millions of fans.

Now, during Betty’s sixty-first year on screen, a year in which she has enjoyed a huge resurgence of popularity, her 1995 memoir makes a comeback too. Here We Go Again is a behind-the-scenes look at Betty’s career from her start on radio to her first show, Hollywood on Television, to several iterations of The Betty White Show and much, much more. Packed with wonderful anecdotes about famous personalities and friendships, stories of Betty’s off-screen life, and the comedienne’s trademark humor, this deliciously entertaining book will give readers an entrĂ©e into Betty’s fascinating life, confirming yet again why we can’t get enough of this funny lady.



I honestly don’t know one person who doesn’t like Betty White. She’s been a staple in my life ever since I was a little girl. So, any time I see a Betty White book, I jump on it. This is an older book written back in 1995 and really talks about her life in television. From TV game shows to sitcoms, and everything in between. It follows her television career for over five decades and even shows a bit about her personal life with talks about her marriages and how her career might have put a strain on them.

I really enjoyed this inside look at Betty White. I didn’t grow up knowing about her game shows, or the Betty White shows. I grew up with her via the Golden Girls. I was way to young to understand most of it, or at the very least understand Blanche’s character, and that’s probably for the best, but I grew up loving that show none-the-less. While this doesn’t talk about all the movies she’s been, I always perk up when I hear that Betty White is in an upcoming movie. She’s just one of those people that you can’t help but gravitate towards. So seeing how she built her life in TV and all the friends she made along the way was very interesting to me. Not to mention, the industry kept trying to toss her into the same roll/job. Getting to know how she built her career and some of the challenges she faced made me like her even more.

If you’re a Betty White fan, this is a good book to read, or in my case, a good audiobook to listen to. It’s got a bit of Betty White humor mixed into her story, and it really allows her personality to show through.




One Thought on “Review: Here We Go Again: My Life in Television by Betty White

  1. You’re right, I’m one of those people who absolutely adore Betty White too, and she’s still a hoot! I was watching an episode of old Password the other day when the amazing Allen Ludden was the host. There are so many people from back in the day that I wish were still here. I miss Audrey Hepburn, Farrah Fawcett, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Flipp Wilson and so many more. Hope you’re doing well! Hugs, RO

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