She's your favorite funny aunt, your sister, your mom, and your favorite babysitter all rolled into one! For example, asking help from Eddie Foy Jr, dripping wet , wearing different galoshes. It was as if Carol were sitting next to you at dinner, telling you all of these wonderful stories. Before my dad married my stepmother, who controlled our Zenith console like a despot ruler, I got to pick one television program a week; it was always The Carol Burnett Show. Carol Burnett is one of the most beloved and revered actresses and performers in America. She is gracious and kind with her words, especially to those who contributed to her personal success and the success of the show. The fact that he didn't laugh me right out of the theater proves the point that Eddie Foy was, indeed, a helluva swell guy. When I listened to the sample, I could remember all of her great acts and her wonderful silliness.
The audio version of this book is read by Carol Burnett, herself, and hearing it in her own voice adds a nice layer to all the stories told. The legendary star of the classic sitcom I Love Lucy was at the pinnacle of her success when she sat down to record the story of her life. Now, in This Time Together, Carol really lets her hair down and tells one funny or touching or memorable story after another — reading it feels like sitting down with an old friend who has wonderful tales to tell. While she has practically won every award under the sun, this was the first time an award was named after Carol, and she accepted it with her signature humor, grace, and sweetness. It was that Carol Burnett decided that her character was going to play this silly, comedy musical, as if it was a melodrama.
You know how every so often you come across someone who's, quite honestly, the nicest person you've ever met? I very much doubt that the new generations know her though. This Time Together is refreshingly different from all that. In Such Good Company delves into little-known stories of the guests, sketches, and antics that made the show legendary as well as some favorite tales too good not to relive again. A sad anecdote talks about Carol's daughter Carrie struggling with and dying from lung cancer. Now, in This Time Together, Carol really lets her hair down and tells one funny or touching or memorable story after another — reading it feels like sitting down with an old friend who has wonderful tales to tell. The Carol Burnett Show was seen each week by millions of adoring fans and won twenty-five Emmys in its remarkable eleven-year run. In my pile of books to read is the book she wrote about her variety show, and I know I will not be able to put that baby down either!! There are very few sad moments or stories here, but that was just fine with me.
Like many people, I grew up watching The Carol Burnett Show, and I still count many moments of that show as some of the funniest I've ever seen on television. She was Joan Crawford at her long-suffering, martyr best!!! It's completely enchan Why I bought it? Cue the silent tears running down my face. When I learned that she, too, was the child of an alcoholic in her case, her mom , I loved her even more for it. Some really sorprising for me at least like Julie Andrews a pratical joker! And I cried with laugher again. I won't ever forget that story. This poignant look back allows us to cry with the actress during her sorrows, rejoice in her successes, and finally, always, to laugh. She's had, as Carol as said herself, quite the run.
This book got me through a harrowing weekend laughing throughout. All the things she has accomplished are amazing and impressive. Carol is confronted by a grumpy restaurant hostess! It's only a couple of days, so Molly. I think it would be the same for the book. If you are a fan of Carol Burnett, you will love this.
I actually didn't buy this one. Thank you Carol, for giving us this book. I was already familiar with some of the stories from other books or interviews. This program was my own introduction to Carol Burnett. When the time comes that I'm feelin lonely, And I'm feelin' ohooooo - so blue, I just sit back and think of you, only, And the happiness still comes through.
Actually, very little of the book is about her. So many great memories, lying on funky-orange shag carpet, chins propped in our hands, eyes glued to the old Magnavox conso I adore Carol Burnett!!! This memoir is a collection of cute, funny stories about Carol Burnett is one of my heroes, someone who I remember clearly from when I was very little. I find her hilarious and a good actress to boot. My life, especially my childhood, was made infinitely better by Carol Burnett. I'm glad I listened to this audio book about many of Carol's experiences in and around the entertainment business.
When I was growing up, everything stopped for the Carol Burnett show. It's more anecdotal than biographical. Burnett note that the writers she worked with in a more recent format had trouble writing for her and Tim Conway and Vicky Lawrence. Carol Burnett is one of the most beloved and revered actresses and performers in America. At one point in the book, she tells of meeting a young girl who is dying of cancer and the special bond the two of them formed in a very short period of time, after which Burnett discusses her feelings about the universe. She is a truly spectacular human. The last one I watched was , in which she gets autographs from her costars, talks about why she was bowing out when the show had been renewed for a twelfth season, and then she sings the closing song.