I am a clay sculptor and an art instructor at a community college. I mostly listen to audiobooks while I work in my home studio.
I used to love watching the Carol Burnett show as a kid. This was like listening to a funny old friend tell stories. The reading made it, because you can't mistake Carol Burnett's voice. I hadn't read her first book, but now I might.
I hadn't heard of this book before running across is in Audible, so I didn't have any expectations. This book surpassed them.
I would recommend it if you are familiar with her acting and like her work. My favorite part was the bit where she talked about working on Annie, but I won't tell you why, I'll let her do that.
I don't rank audiobooks. I enjoyed it and the recording quantity was excellent.
For me the book was like taking a behind the scenes stroll through the Carol Burnett Show as well as Carol's personal life.
Wonderful, I've always loved Carol.
Enjoyed it and expect to enjoy it again and again!
This wasn't the very best book I've listened to, but it was really fun. Our book club loved reminiscing about this show and television in general.
Carol, Harvey, Tim, Vicky, I enjoyed them all.
They Made Us Laugh
It was really nice that Carol read this herself. Listening to her tell the story made itore personal. The short vignettes were easy to listen to and gave her a chance to share more stories.
This is a series of stories rather than any real autobiography. It was perfect for drives to work when I don't have time to follow long, complex storylines. Read by Ms Burnett, it was fun to hear her personal interactions with stars and characters we've all heard of in her own voice.
I was so disappointed. I love Carol Burnett, but after trying several times to listen to the book, I had to give up. By chance, my sister gave me a hard copy of the book and I am enjoying reading it more than I did listening to it.
I don't know what it is I don't like about the audio version, but I just don't.
yes, it was so funny
the story of password game
you will love the story of how she grew up with her Nanny
Say something about yourself!
One Funny Lady
I loved listening to Carol tell the story of her own funny and amazing life. She has lived her life to the fullest, pursuing and achieving her dreams in a way that most of us only dream of. And while her life hasn't always been easy, her ability to see her with through with humor and dignity makes her. Her talent is unsurpassed, but she comes across as deeply human and not at all a spoiled star. Great life, great story!
This is a perfect example of audiobooks at their best. Being of a certain age, I watched Ms. Burnett's variety show. Hearing stories from the show, as well as from other stages of her career, told in her distinctive voice, is both entertaining and nostalgic.
Her humility as she describes meeting greats such as Jimmy Stewart, Cary Grant, and Julie Andrews is touching. She describes how the cast of her show came together, remembering them with love and, of course, humor.
There is hardly a negative word about anyone in this book. She recounts the end of two marriages without bitterness. She talks about her famous legal battle with a certain tabloid with stern sincerity, but without venom.
Finally, this is a collection of stories, not an autobiography. But is pure Carol Burnett. Not all authors make good narrators. Ms. Burnett's talents as actress, comedienne, and singer shine as the stories come alive as she reads-- no, tells-- them.
If you loved the Carol Burnett Show, you will love this book. Carol, no surprise, does a terrific narration, sharing some laugh out loud moments and very interesting stories of how she began in the business. One of my favorite stories involved Tim Conway and a sheep. I will say no more. Plus, hearing the inside scoop on the famous "Gone With The Wind" knock-off scene was such fun!
I used to watch Carol's show back in the 70s when I was just a kid. It was a highlight of the week for our family... I also loved her in several film roles, including Miss Hannigan from Annie. I have always admired her and her timeless sense of humor.
I enjoyed her reading very much... I laughed a lot, and got a little misty when she spoke about her daughter... I was touched that she so honestly read this part with so much obvious emotion.
I'm so glad I bought this book. Thanks, Carol.