How to Be Golden: Lessons We Can Learn from Betty White by Paula Bernstein | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To How to Be Golden: Lessons We Can Learn from Betty White by Paula Bernstein?

I think it’s not too uncommon of an opinion to love Betty White. While she isn’t quite Dolly Parton deity status for me, I still think that Betty White is a treasure. Thus when I saw How To Be Golden: Lessons We Can Learn From Betty White by Paula Bernstein pop up on my radar, I knew I had to give it a lesson. Ya’ll know how I feel about books about celebrities — namely I love them and they’re a not so guilty pleasure.

What’s It All About?

Essentially, How To Be Golden is about Betty White’s life and career. It details different life lessons we can take away from Betty White. Additionally, the book delves into quite a few characters White has played. There are also different quizzes at the end of each chapter.

What Did I Think Of How To Be Golden?

I think that How To Be Golden is a cute little coffee table type book. It was a lowkey kind of read that didn’t seem to ask a whole lot out of me as a reader. I enjoyed that this was not a stressful listen by any means. Learning a little bit more about Betty White was a pleasure. Apparently I have never really picked up on her love of animals. Also? I love that her career really has made leaps and bounds as she ages – bucking the Hollywood trend. While listening to the audio, I did not get a whole lot out of the quizzes at the end of each chapter and found myself wishing those had been skipped or cut. It just felt like a lot to sit through. However, I can see the audience for this book and it would certainly make a nice holiday gift.

How Was The Narration?

The audiobook of How To Be Golden is narrated by Jodi Carlisle. The audiobook is wicked short — only four hours and thirty minutes. So, if you are on some kind of cleaning marathon, going on a road trip or have a lot of activities to do, it is feasible to listen to this whole audiobook in a single day. Carlisle does have some Betty White-esque inflections in her narration which enhanced my experience of this audiobook. Overall, this wasn’t my favorite audiobook of all time, but I have no regrets listening to it. It was a decent palate cleanser between more serious reads or books that require more investment and I ended up learning a few things along the way.


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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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