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This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection | [Carol Burnett]

This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection

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.
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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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    Diane United States 05-25-11
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    If you love Carol Burnett (and who doesn't?!) then you'll enjoy spending this time with her.

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    Lee Santa Fe, NM, United States 05-14-11
    Lee Santa Fe, NM, United States 05-14-11 Member Since 2011
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    This is such a wonderful and funny book. Carol's sense of humor is, as always, most excellent. I laughed my way through the book. A great listen!

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    I've been a fan since I was a little girl so it was interesting for me. The book was a little slow in places but I enjoyed it, especially the "behind the scenes" stories.

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    Trudy Spokane, WA, United States 05-09-11
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    "The Only Way to Read it"

    There is nothing that compares to hearing the author of their own stories. Highly recommend.

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    "I love Carol Burnett... but not as a reader."

    I've listened to a couple memoirs read by the author now and I have come to the realization that I would prefer them to just tell us the story rather than to be reading the book... I guess that's my own problem - I should probably avoid the memoirs :) Although the passage about the death of her daughter was heartrending and her emotionality did add to the experience.

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    Dona Hamilton, Australia 02-26-11
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    "Love Carol Burnett & Want Her Other Books!"

    Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this lovely lady. There are so many good books out there, that it is hard to find the time to re-read anything. This one is so good and short enough, that I am sure I will return to it often. I only wish other books by her and read by her were on Audible!

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    "A Good Book by Good Person"

    I am not a huge Carol Burnett fan, but I have always enjoyed her wit and creativity. She reveals what a normal person she is and shares many lovely inside stories and personal life experiences.

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    Annie 08-09-10
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    I like to laugh!

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    "a life in show biz"

    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.

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    Daisy Fullerton, CA, USA 07-13-10
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    "My time with Mrs. Burnett"

    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.

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    Jonnie Panama City, FL, United States 06-21-10
    Jonnie Panama City, FL, United States 06-21-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Lovely book, easy and entertaining listen"

    Very charming and lovely book reflective of Carol's personality. You will not be disappointed if you like Carol Burnett.

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