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Books by Betty White, coming to a coffee table near you

August 18, 2010 | 12:29 pm

betty white writes two books Not satisfied with sitcom darling Betty White  appearing only on your TV or computer? Well, now you can have your Betty and read her too. The 88-year-old actress, who is currently on TV Land's "Hot in Cleveland" and will be in the season opener of NBC's "Community," is penning two books for G.P. Putnam's Sons, according to a statement from the publisher.

The first book, "Listen Up," hits shelves in 2011 and will include what White has learned over "her incredibly varied, decades-long career in Hollywood," touching on subjects including life, love, sex and celebrity.

The second, "The Zoo and I: Betty and Her Friends," is slated for 2012, USA Today reports, and will features stories and photographs of the animals at the Los Angeles Zoo, where White is a board member.

White already has an autobiography that came out in 1997 and one from 1988, but hey, the gal's been in the business a while and, given her recent surge in popularity, probably has a bunch of new stories to tell since that last book came out. Plus, after many hours spent babysitting as a teen, when I often watched "The Golden Girls," I have a special spot in my heart for that show and White.

But still -- what with the new sitcom and the commercial and the "Saturday Night Live" hosting and the calendar and the clothing, are you getting over your Betty fever? Or maybe you're thinking, "More power to her!" Share in the comments.

-- Whitney Friedlander

Photo: Betty White poses for a portrait on the set of the television show "Hot in Cleveland." Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press

Those who simply can't get enough might want to visit our Betty White archives -- or tour through other celebrity book announcements instead.

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