I will refrain from making any Golden Girl jokes, and say that I hope Betty White is the person who will finally write the Great American Novel.
Betty White, who’s been riding a hot streak in Hollywood, is now ready to take the New York literati by storm. Putnam has signed the 88-year-old actress to a two-book deal with the first title, Listen Up!, to feature life lessons from the show biz veteran. White, whose career unexpectedly picked up in the last few years with TV ads–she recently hosted Saturday Night Live to rave reviews, and her ensemble sitcom, Hot in Cleveland, was just picked up for a second season by TV Land–will discuss in Listen Up! topics like love, sex and aging. Putnam is planning a spring 2011 publication. (Via Publishers Weekly)