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.
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"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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She's my friend
Carol, of course....but also her grandmother, her daughter Carrie, the little girl who peeked under the bathroom stall, the teenaged Vickie Lawrence, Jake the free school headmaster, Walter Matthau, Julie Andrews, Harvey Korman (even the day he misbehaved on the set so badly that Carol had to fire him), Marlon Brando (the day he called to ask Carol where she got her chin), the priest who asked for a hug onstage, and all the other mixed nuts enlivening this wonderful can of party mix.
The scene in which Carol is grabbed on a dark and empty New York City street, but scares off her would-be assailant using her greatest assets: her big mouth and her voice! I won't ever forget that story. I also loved Carol's assertion of "He's my friend" re: Jimmy Stewart, when she was just a little girl and had seen him on the big screen while on an outing to the cinema with her grandmother.
She's your favorite funny aunt, your sister, your mom, and your favorite babysitter all rolled into one!
I grew up with Carol Burnett; my parents were latter-day hipster swingers who left us alone every weekend evening so they could go out cavorting with other couples. As the oldest, I was in charge of the television in my parents' room as well as my brother....so Carol Burnett kept me company as my little brother slept on my parents' bed every Saturday night from 10 to 11. And she and her madcap castmates DID come to feel like friends! It was so interesting to hear the stories behind the scenes. VERY worthy use of a credit! Don't miss this one!
I had just ordered the "Lost episodes" dvds and saw this book so while I waited to receive my dvds decided to listen. So glad I did this was a great personal interaction that made watching the shows so much more fun. To see not just the performance but to have a small view of the people themselves and what was going on behind the scenes enhanced everything. Carol sounds like a wonderful caring person and I loved her upbeat but realistic attitude. I am so glad she shared this story and loved hearing it in her voice
Wonderful to hear great stories both hysterical and moving from Ms. Burnett herself. Thank you ma'am for a great book and the wonderful memories I have of your show.
I ended up really enjoying this, but at first I thought it was a little slow. I have a bit of an obsession with celebrity memoirs and have read some really great, funny ones, and this wasn't laugh-out-loud, but there are some sweet stories. Carol Burnett's reading is nice and soothing, and it was good for a long car trip and for listening before bed.
Each morning when I walk my dog, I listen to a book. I love Carol Burnett, so I loved listening to her narrate her story. She explains her life, and I enjoyed hearing it. The book is not a great novel, but a simple story about Carol. I was glad to spend time with her. She is a terrific person. Her TV show lifted up America. We need her back.
I loved all the memories and the fact she was reading it made it come alive !! I will listen to it again and again.
That Carol read the book herself. You get to hear the highs and lows in her owe words, I would not of bought the book if I did love the actress, now I got to hear her as a human being with some funny moments and some sad moments too.
Spoilers************************************************************************************Kissing Julie Andrews to crack up either Julie Husband or Carol's I can't remember but the scene is so very funny waiting out side the elevator just kissing as it opens up and it keeps being the wrong people and how. And it's so very funny. I couldn't stop laughing. I was coughing and turning red from laughing so very hard.
Just her TV show. never a book on tape, I will have to look for others, she was great.
Boy did it make me laugh, or sometimes just smile, I enjoyed this whole book even the sad parts where my heart was breaking for her. It must be hard to loose a daughter, I know it was hard for me to loose my father I can't image loosing a daughter.
Buy this,then- Listen, Laugh Repeat.
Definitely. If you like the Carol Burnett show, you will like this. You will laugh all the way through.
Her childhood. She skimps here, but it really makes you care.
When she asked the star for an agent and said she had to be the star. I almost wrecked my car.
Carol Burnett is funny. She really knows how to entertain. I laughed all the way through.
I actually wish she would have gone into more detail about her childhood and her personal life. It seemed like more a great episode of the Carol Burnett show than a memoir. But please get it. You won't be disappointed.
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