August 18th, 2010
02:27 PM ET
Betty White to write books on celebrity, zoo animals
Betty White may be 88-years-old, but the Emmy-Award winning actress and pop-culture icon is still at the top of her game.
The star plans to write two books for G.P. Putnam’s Sons, one about life lessons and another about the animals at the Los Angeles Zoo, where she sits on the board.
“Betty White is a national treasure,” said Ivan Held, president of the publishing group, according to Penguin’s website. “Her wide-ranging appeal and irrepressible humor transcends generations, readers and cultures. She truly is one of a kind.”
"Listen Up!," which will be published in the spring of 2011, will discuss White's observations on topics such as life, love, sex and celebrity, as well as her comeback in the acting world.
And then there's "The Zoo and I: Betty and Her Friends," which will debut in 2012 with stories and photos of the star’s favorite animals.
Twitter and Facebook were abuzz shortly after the announcement Wednesday, with many tweets asking the question, “Is there anything she can’t do?”
But White added that she’s just happy to have the opportunity to do something she loves.
“Much as I love what I do for a living in show business, I love writing even more," White said in the statement.
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Wow...good for her. A true star for so many years,an activist,now an author...God Bless her