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)
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 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!
In answer to the question: "If you could have dinner with anyone ever, who would it be," my answer, from as far back as I can remember, has always been "Carol Burnett". With this audiobook I feel that wish has been granted. Burnett stuffs this book full of anecdotes from all points of her brilliant career that will have you unabashedly howling with laughter (thus, caution when listening in public) and fighting back tears (ditto on the public listening)--but mostly the former. Delightfully, her delivery is as passionate, absorbing and natural as one imagines an evening with Carol might be! And yes, you'll hear the Tarzan yell.
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.
I thought it was fascinating, but its Carol Burnett, I liked to hear about the entire story about what went on behind the scenes so to speak of the Carol Burnett Show. Intermixed with personal detail and hearing Carol's natural voice is truly exciting. This lady is most assuredly connected with the universal plan and has made such a huge difference in the lives of others with her experiences,she has touched so many lives in so many positive ways. She is truly an inspiration and delight. I have always admired her strength and fearlessness. Thank you Carol for sharing the information you have with us, although I do not know a lot of the people you speak about, it was all the same fascinating and inspirational. God truly loves you Carol and has gifted you, thank you God for bringing such a talent to the world who has made a huge contribution in the lives of people that also make a difference.
carol burnett has always been a hero of mine eversince i fell in love with her show. her stories are engaging and profound. i loved her book and i loved hearing her voice. she kept me enthralled all the way through to the end. thanks carol.
This book is one of the best books in the world and with Carol reading it made it that much better. I laughed, I cried, and I gasped. I can't say it enough, what a wonderful book. What a Classy Lady. We love you Carol and Thank You for being the person you are.
Who better to read her book than Carol herself? I found myself laughing out loud at some of her stories. It's worth it just to hear her reveal the evolution of the "tarzan yell". This isn't a long book but it's one I'm glad I have in my library.
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