Betty White Gets 2-Book Deal She'll write a memoir, and a book about the zoo By Kevin Spak, Newser Staff Posted Aug 18, 2010 2:20 PM CDT 2 comments Comments This Nov. 24, 2009 file photo shows actress Betty White during an appearance in Burbank, Calif. The next stage in Betty White's ever-rising career: books. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File) (Newser) – Betty White has struck a deal to write two books for GP Putnam's Sons, USA Today reports. The first will be a memoir of sorts titled Listen Up!, focusing on lessons from her Hollywood career, growing old, sex, and more. The second is The Zoo and I: Betty and Her Friends, and no, the zoo in the title isn't about Hollywood. White is actually a longtime board member at the Los Angeles Zoo, and the book will be packed with pictures of and details about the animals there. Listen Up! should be out by next spring, while The Zoo and I is scheduled for sometime in 2012.