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Betty White

There are three things Betty White knows all about: sex, aging & animals – not necessarily in that order.  She’s about to write two books on those very subjects…and then some!

(Courtesy of MSNBC)

Betty White will write two books reflecting on everything from aging, sex and celebrity to her animal friends at the zoo as the octogenarian continues riding a wave of popularity.

White, 88, will write about lessons learned in her decades-long Hollywood career with a focus on the past 15 years in the first book, “Listen Up!,” while the second, “The Zoo and I: Betty and Her Friends,” will feature stories and pictures of animals at the zoo.

“Much as I love what I do for a living in show business, I love writing even more — so I am thrilled to be working on not only one new book but two of them,” White, a long-time board member of the Los Angeles Zoo, said in a statement.

G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Pearson-owned Penguin, will publish “Listen Up!” early next year and “The Zoo and I: Betty and Her Friends” will be released in 2012.

White starred on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Golden Girls,” and in recent years has seen a resurgence in her celebrity by contrasting her sweet, matronly image with a sometimes foul mouth.

The Emmy Award winner, who has a career dating back to the early days of live television, hosted “Saturday Night Live” in May, delivering the late-night show one of its highest rated episodes ever.


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