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Book Review: Betty White’s Pearls of Wisdom

Betty White's Pearls of Wisdom: Life Lessons from a Beloved American TreasureBetty White’s Pearls of Wisdom: Life Lessons from a Beloved American Treasure by Patty Sullivan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

We all have memories of good times with friends. And that’s what Pearls of Wisdom is; Patty Sullivan’s memories of her good friend Betty. She shares with us the at-home personal experiences – good, sad, silly, and serious – that she and her husband Tom shared with this iconic, beloved public figure.

Betty was a powerful force when it came to animal rights, and would help them in any and every way she could. Many of those stories are public knowledge, but here we learn about her own pets, along with behind-the-scenes glimpses of her work with a variety of charity causes.

It’s clear that this book was a labor of love for Patty Sullivan. It’s written in a gentle, rich, beautiful style. The love expressed is contagious!

Reading Tip: I enjoyed one “Pearl” each evening during my last-cup-of-tea and winding down time. It was a pleasant way to spend time in the company of a woman we all miss dearly. I highly recommend reading this during your own quiet, contemplative times. It’s not a novel to speed your way through. Linger over it.

My thanks to author Patty Sullivan, Forefront Books/Simon & Schuster, and NetGalley for allowing me to read a digital advance review copy of this book. This review is my honest and unbiased opinion.

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Lori Alden Holuta lives between the cornfields of Mid-Michigan, where she grows vegetables and herbs when she’s not writing, editing, or playing games with a cat named Chives.

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