Betty White's Pearls of Wisdom
Life Lessons from a Beloved American Treasure
by Patty Sullivan
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Pub Date 13 Dec 2022 | Archive Date 15 May 2023
Forefront Books distributed by Simon & Schuster, Forefront Books
Betty White’s award-winning career spanned seven decades. From the early days of television on the game-show circuit to her unforgettable roles on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls, and Hot in Cleveland, she was the first lady of television. With her irreverent wit and comedic timing, she was a force of nature forever cherished by fans young and old.
In Betty White’s Pearls of Wisdom readers will find a more intimate look into Betty’s life as told through the eyes of Patty Sullivan, her lifelong friend and adopted family member. “My remembrances are perhaps an echo of things already said, but I hope my stories hold up a mirror, another reflection of her essence and how she affected my life so profoundly.”
Patty met Betty in the late 1960s, and the Sullivans—Patty, her husband, Tom, and their two children—enjoyed a rich relationship and amazing closeness through Betty’s final days. Through her stories we see Betty’s fun-loving banter over a game of Scrabble, her wisdom imparted on a moonlit Christmas sleigh ride, and her passionate advocacy for all members of the animal kingdom. Betty’s uncompromising values were the authentic core of the life she lived and savored—tasting every minute along the way.
Betty White’s Pearls of Wisdom gives you a glimpse into the personal relationship with “her Sullivans,” and the pearls of wisdom she imparted that forever transformed their lives.
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Amazing! I loved the fact that this basically told her life story! It was fun. It made me cry. And I read it instead of sleeping! Great book!
Betty White's Pearls of Wisdom by Patty Sullivan is a beautiful and intimate tribute to a beloved icon from the perspective of a very close and cherished friend. Ms Sullivan takes us on a journey from the early days of the Sullivan family's first meeting with Betty, through a growing love and respect that was fostered over many years, right up until her final days. Throughout, the author shares Betty's advice, elegance, and deep love of the natural world and her animal friends, for which she will forever remain in all of our hearts.
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