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
"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)
I like to laugh!
Carol still has me laughing.... she sweetly tells of her start in the business and the subsequent 40 some years... with anecdotes and confessions .... if you need a mood boost this is a good one to try.
Truly Inspirational...Carol Burnett is my hero. I enjoyed every single minute of this book. I laughed and cried along with her. I feel that she is my friend.
Thank you Mrs. Burnett.
Very charming and lovely book reflective of Carol's personality. You will not be disappointed if you like Carol Burnett.
Loved hearing Carol's voice because no one else could have made it work. Would have liked to hear more about her personal life.
This is a wonderful audiobook and the fact that Carol Burnett reads it, is just icing on the cake! I enjoyed every single word and every story! Best audiobook I've listed to this year!!
Carol Burnett gives a splendid performance reading this audiobook, award-worthy, in my opinion. The stories range from hilarious to heart-breaking. To hear them in her voice is to savor her talent, but what I appreciated most is her courage, kindness, and gratitude.
I want to see that kind of show on television today. It was a rib cracker, and this book gives an insight to the making of that show. Really Great!
I remember growing up and watching her variety show in the 70's. I even enjoy the old re-run shows of Password when she is on it. What a great entertainer!
Carol Burnett is one of our most beloved figures from t.v., particularly variety show t.v., which mostly doesn't exist anymore. This book is full of humorousreflections of behind-the-scenes things that happened before or during the show, as well as interactions she had with some of the most famous people of our time. Carol narrates it herself, which makes it an invaluable audio book to cherish more than once. It's like having her in the living room talking and laughing with you. Recommended for those of us who remember when.
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