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This Time Together Audiobook

This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection

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Publisher's Summary

This Time Together is 100 percent Carol Burnett: funny, irreverent, and irresistible.

Carol Burnett is one of the most beloved and revered actresses and performers in America. The Carol Burnett Show was seen each week by millions of adoring fans and won 25 Emmys in its remarkable 11-year run. Now, in This Time Together, Carol really lets her hair down and tells one funny or touching or memorable story after another. Listening to it feels like sitting down with an old friend who has wonderful tales to tell.

In engaging anecdotes, Carol discusses her remarkable friendships with such stars as Jimmy Stewart, Lucille Ball, Cary Grant, and Julie Andrews; the background behind famous scenes, like the moment she swept down the stairs in her curtain-rod dress in the legendary "Went With the Wind" skit; and things that would happen only to Carol. Those include the prank with Julie Andrews that went wrong in front of the First Lady; the famous Tarzan Yell that saved her during a mugging; and the time she faked a wooden leg to get served in a famous ice-cream emporium. This poignant look back allows us to cry with the actress during her sorrows, rejoice in her successes, and finally, always, to laugh.

©2010 Carol Burnett (P)2010 Random House

What the Critics Say

"I read This Time Together in one sitting and when I finished I felt like Carol had been sitting beside me telling me these wonderful stories of her life. It's funny, it's endearing and very moving. I cannot recommend it highly enough." (Julie Andrews)

"I grew up watching Carol Burnett. She's an amazing actress, talented writer and legendary comedienne. She inspired me to do what I'm doing today. And believe me, if I knew how to read, I would definitely read this book." (Ellen DeGeneres)

"Carol was a huge star on television because she was funny, daring, and always genuine. We loved Carol because we felt we knew her. With this book, we do. She trusts us with her personal anecdotes, happy, sad, hilarious and poignant. Thank you Carol." (Billy Crystal)

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    Molly R. 07-28-16
    Molly R. 07-28-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Dissappointing"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would not recommend it, because it doesn't have many interesting stories.


    What could Carol Burnett have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    With her vast experience in show-biz and having rubbed shoulders with many performing Greats, I'm surprised her tales were so lacklustre. Was she holding back the juicy stuff because she's such a lady? I would have expected a much more interesting book.


    What about Carol Burnett’s performance did you like?

    She has an expressive speaking voice.


    Could you see This Time Together being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Not sure.


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    Karen Davis 07-27-16
    Karen Davis 07-27-16
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    "Enjoyed this book very much."
    What did you love best about This Time Together?

    Carol Burnett does a great job of telling her story.


    What other book might you compare This Time Together to and why?

    Martin Short's autobiography


    What does Carol Burnett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Listening to her giggle and talk.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Let's get real!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly 07-26-16
    Kimberly 07-26-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Classy and Hilarious"

    What I liked?

    Carol had a wonderful a positive upswing on everything that she says. You can tell she is well mannered and seasoned in life… But is never lost her funnybone!

    What I would like to see more of?

    I would love to hear more stories in greater detail of some of the celebrity she has met over the years.

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    L. Cummins Hamilton, OH 07-24-16
    L. Cummins Hamilton, OH 07-24-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Loved every minute!"

    Loved hearing Carol's stories, her humor is just as awesome as I remembered. I think I may have to listen again.

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    Kirksey 07-21-16
    Kirksey 07-21-16
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    "Thoroughly entertaining"

    Thank you Carol for sharing this book in your own words. From one Texan to another you are the best entertainer who has ever graced a stage or screen. Your humble nature and thankful attitude and value of friendships are an example to us all.

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    Kerri A Bryan Knoxville, TN United States 07-16-16
    Kerri A Bryan Knoxville, TN United States 07-16-16
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    "Wonderful"

    It was fantastic! Absolutely heartwarming and hilarious. I admire her more now than ever.

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    Jill Dobbins 07-08-16
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    "Wonderful book!"

    I loved this book! I was born after The Carol Burnett show, but I've watched reruns with my mom, who loves her. I always enjoyed the shows and thought Carol would be a nice friend in "real life." I feel this even more after listening to her book. I'm so glad she read it, too. I would highly recommend this book!

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    Paul Gilroy, CA, United States 05-25-16
    Paul Gilroy, CA, United States 05-25-16 Member Since 2010

    Cosmic Dreamer

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    "Short but sweet"

    I had recently read Tim Conway's book and that was a bit underwhelming. Under funny actually. And it wasn't read by the author. But Ms. Burnett reads this and it's great. Funny but also illuminating of a life we otherwise see only from a distance. Fans of her will read this book no matter what I say here. Those, maybe significantly younger than I, could really like this book but I think I would recommend getting to know the performer a bit first. Youtube it.

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    Kerry 05-13-16
    Kerry 05-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "My favorite"

    What a wonderful book, I loved it that it was done by Ms Burnett. It made it so personal and I felt as if I were part of her world, I laughed and I cried. Ms Burnett has always been my most favorite person and I have followed her for decades. Thank you so much for sharing!

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    CLC Shawnee,Ks 05-06-16
    CLC Shawnee,Ks 05-06-16 Member Since 2016

    Johnny

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    "Wonderful!!!"

    I've thoroughly enjoyed this book.I will listen to it over and over.Bravo!!! What a thoughtful masterpiece.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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