Betty White's new memoir, "If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t)," is coming to stores May 3, and it covers everything from her career in Hollywood to playing poker to her huge crush on actor Robert Redford.
The release is part of a two-book deal that White, 89, signed with G.P. Putnam’s Sons back in August
. “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,” she said.
It's the third memoir for the actress after 1987's "Betty White in Person" and 1995's "Here We Go Again: My Life in Television." According to a release, this most recent book about her storied career will focus on the last 15 years.
"Longtime fans and new fans alike will relish Betty's candid take on everything from her rumored crush on Robert Redford (true) to her beauty regimen ("I have no idea what color my hair is and I never intend to find out") to the Facebook campaign that helped persuade her to host Saturday Night Live, despite her having declined the hosting job three times already."
While she enjoyed writing the new memoir, she admits in a New York Times article
that her top reason for taking the publishing deal was so that the second book could focus exclusively on her love for animals. Tentatively titled “The Zoo and I: Betty and Her Friends,” it will cover her longtime passion for zoos that "play a crucial role in preserving biodiversity," she told the newspaper. White has been a member of the board of directors of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association since 1974.