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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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    Bryan New Holland, OH, United States 10-03-10
    Bryan New Holland, OH, United States 10-03-10
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    "A trip down TV memory lane."

    This was a very enjoyable book. It is composed mainly of funny anecdotes from her early days and throughout her variety show. There are however several emotionally moving stories, specifically those dealing with her childhood, growing up with her grandmother and the loss of her daughter. Reading this book brought back many memories from my childhood. I spent many a Saturday night watching the Carol Burnett show. Who can forget Carol, Harvey Korman & Vicky Lawrence and how they would all crack up on camera at Tim Conway, though I haven’t seen the show in years, I remember many of the sketches she mentions. Especially the “Gone with the Wind” sketch. If you were a kid from the 70’s like me, before the days of cable and satellite TV then you probably seen spent Saturday night with her too. I have no doubt you enjoy reading this just as much as I did.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    John Lane Plano, TX USA 10-10-12
    John Lane Plano, TX USA 10-10-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Carol Burnett is the Consummate Entertainer"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely. If you like the Carol Burnett show, you will like this. You will laugh all the way through.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of This Time Together?

    Her childhood. She skimps here, but it really makes you care.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When she asked the star for an agent and said she had to be the star. I almost wrecked my car.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Carol Burnett is funny. She really knows how to entertain. I laughed all the way through.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Utah 12-30-11
    Amazon Customer Utah 12-30-11 Member Since 2009

    tired teacher

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    "Love Carol, Loved Her Book"

    I grew up watching Carol Burnett. I first saw her back on the Garry Moore Show in the '60's. My friends and I would imitate her and the other characters on the show, and laugh our heads off. I am still laughing my head off at Carol Burnett. It was rewarding to hear her reveal things about her life that had to be painful, or embarrassing, or personal. She has always been like that, though, willing to put it all out there. "Love me or don't love me, but what you see is what you get." Well, Carol, we love you. Thank you for sharing yourself with America for so many years. Thank you for making us laugh and helping us forget our own troubles, if even for a few minutes. You are a part of us. This country is better off for having had you in it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    James Bell Saratoga NY 05-19-10
    James Bell Saratoga NY 05-19-10 Listener Since 2008

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    "We really do share this time"

    Carol Burnett truly does speak to you as she reads her book. I feel as though we're friends who've shared laughs and tears. I missed seeing her in person last night at Proctors Theatre; I'll always regret not having taken advantage of the opportunity.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    John Toronto, Ontario, Canada 02-12-13
    John Toronto, Ontario, Canada 02-12-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Enjoyable but not memorable"

    Fairly light biography with lots of stories that Burnett's fans will enjoy. I like her work but thought the book was a little dated with too many references to how great the original show and cast were....after a while, it just gets boring.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    daksna birch 09-25-12 Member Since 2012

    le soleil du coeur

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    "Pretty Good"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Recommended to folks familiar with Carol's work and the other famous people of her time in entertainment.


    Would you recommend This Time Together to your friends? Why or why not?

    Carol tells stories well and ends each one in such a way that I can hear the laugh each one evokes in the silence of my car as I listen. This book has many stories about her meeting and getting to know other famous entertainers. Interesting, but not really what I was looking for. I wish her first book, which I understand is more personal and about hear early life growing up, were available on audiobook. I have a feeling that would be more exactly the kind of story I most enjoy.


    What about Carol Burnett’s performance did you like?

    Carol is Carol. Very much a storyteller and effusive in her use of voice and intonation.


    What else would you have wanted to know about Carol Burnett’s life?

    More of the personal aspects. Not so much of the famous-connections --- though those were interesting, they only took me so far.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you, Carol, for sharing your love and talent with us in so many ways for so many years. Many continued blessings in this life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Laurie Mesa, AZ, United States 09-19-12
    Laurie Mesa, AZ, United States 09-19-12

    mom of 2 in az

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    "Love Carol, but this was only adequate."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    If it weren't the fact that it was Carol Burnett, I would have given the book less stars. I am genuinely interested in her life, but would have enjoyed a biography more than an autobiography.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The stories were short, sometimes too abrupt. I think I would have enjoyed more continuity. Some of the stories seemed out of place and disjointed. Perhaps some could have been blended for lengthier vignettes.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I love Carol Burnett. She is the queen of physical musical comedy. She has no equal. However, her age has left her speech less than clear in places. The reading was too lengthy for her voice and left her sounding quaky in some places and slurred in others. This isn't the audio memory of her that I'm inclined to keep, so I'll go find some old clips to watch to erase the "fading star" impression this book left me with.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    LInda Kennesaw, GA, United States 08-02-12
    LInda Kennesaw, GA, United States 08-02-12 Member Since 2011
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    "If you are a fan of Carol's you love this reading"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommended it if they are a fan of Carol Burnett's


    What was one of the most memorable moments of This Time Together?

    Her meeting of Jimmy Stewart, Beverly Sills


    Have you listened to any of Carol Burnett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. It is little snippets of memory. I would do it two or three sittings.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Spencer Studio City, CA, United States 05-16-12
    Spencer Studio City, CA, United States 05-16-12
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    "Loved it."

    I used to watch Carol's show back in the 70s when I was just a kid. It was a highlight of the week for our family... I also loved her in several film roles, including Miss Hannigan from Annie. I have always admired her and her timeless sense of humor.

    I enjoyed her reading very much... I laughed a lot, and got a little misty when she spoke about her daughter... I was touched that she so honestly read this part with so much obvious emotion.

    I'm so glad I bought this book. Thanks, Carol.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    GC Zionsville, IN, United States 05-15-12
    GC Zionsville, IN, United States 05-15-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A thoroughly good listen"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I used to watch the Carol Burnett Show when I was a kid in the mid to late 1970's. Most shows don't age well, but when I see clips today, it is just as funny now as it was then. Hearing Carol Burnett tell stories about her life and what was going on in the background of her show is almost as funny as the show itself. I definitely recommend this to anyone that enjoys a laugh--whether or not they watched her show(s) when they aired. Oh, and I cried in places, too.


    What about Carol Burnett’s performance did you like?

    Delivered as only Carol Burnett could do. Thank you for giving us this extra time together!


    Any additional comments?

    Each story is short, so it's a good listen for even short commutes.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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