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This Time Together Audiobook

This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection

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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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    "Carol"

    Interesting, lovable Carol! So sorry for the losses in your life. I've watched you perform for many...oops..a few years. Still funny and great dramatic actress. ...SVU episode....whoa!!

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    Paula 03-24-16
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    "An old Freind"

    Fun listening to a familiar voice share her memories, Carol was always someone you felt you knew, like a dear Freind that always is good to hear from

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    L. Davis New Jersey 03-10-16
    L. Davis New Jersey 03-10-16

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    "Laughter always."

    Loved listening to this on my way to work. Always left me with a smile on my face.

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    Buffy 02-11-16
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    "Carol Burnett is Amazing!!!!"

    What a character! Carol Burnett is a sweetie pie & doesn't hold back on her funny stories!

    Anybody that is a fan of hers will not be disappointed!!!

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    Penny Davis 02-07-16
    Penny Davis 02-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "One awesome lady!"

    She is one lady that I would love to meet one day. She has it all, family, career and friends. WHAT A BLESSING!

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    oceanlover San Clemente, CA United States 02-03-16
    oceanlover San Clemente, CA United States 02-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "If you love Carol Burnett...."

    this book is a book of Carol Burnett's laughter and reflections as it says in the title. I love Carol Burnett I love the sound of your voice and I couldn't be happier about reading this book. thank you Carol.

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    Dena 06-12-15
    Dena 06-12-15
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    "Love Carol"

    I thought this was a great book and I loved learning more about Carol I can't wait to hear the rest of her books

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    Pamela 03-20-15
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    Enjoyed from the very first word to the last. What a gal! ! ! !

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    Nicole west vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 02-13-15
    Nicole west vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 02-13-15 Member Since 2012
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    "LISTENED TWICE"
    Would you consider the audio edition of This Time Together to be better than the print version?

    I enjoyed the audio as its read by its author and the one who experienced it all....


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

    If you grew up watching this show it is a joyful revisitation to earlier times...


    What about Carol Burnett’s performance did you like?

    Heartfelt. Moving at times.


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

    I listened all the way through "without putting it down"...


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    Cathy Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada 06-13-14
    Cathy Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada 06-13-14
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    "So glad we had this time!"

    If you are a Carol Burnett fan then this is the book for you. It will enlighten you, make you laugh, and sometimes bring you to tears.

    I grew up watching Carol Burnett and each week it felt like she invited us into her life. To know some of the behinds the scenes that went on, how Carol and her family lived outside of the show, and the people and animals she helped along the way is inspiring.

    Listen to her tell her own story. Better than reading the book.

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  • Deano Dino
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    "Disappointed, no really !!!!"
    What did you like best about This Time Together? What did you like least?

    Wanted to hear about the great stories from a comic great, but could not get past the first few chapters, talking about her media whore of a nanny, belching her way through burbank.


    What could Carol Burnett have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    write about people we know, its a poor reflection on a great comedy actress who was surrounded by very funny people, Harvey Lembeck, Tim etc.


    What three words best describe Carol Burnett’s performance?

    enthusiastic, warm and strong


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    Almost partridgeques in the tag lines, needless to say I had the last laugh etc, talking about her dog choking ???? her Nanny who seemed to me to be a pain in the rear end, lots of "i saw daddy to tell him i'm off to broadway, i wish i could be there he says , dies within a few months ", who needs it.,

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  • Mrs B
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    "I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this"

    I have no interest in most recently published biographies, autobiographies or memoirs. Most are written by or about two-bit entertainers or overpaid sportsmen and women (some of whom are so young they have little of interest to report!).

    Carol Burnett's 'This Time Together' does not fall in to this category. It helps that I spent the years of her 'heyday' in the USA so am familiar with her TV programme, but her recollections of the stars with whom she worked are wonderfully detailed and would be of interest to anyone interested in the old-time stars of Hollywood.

    And the personal aspects of her life are described well and more than once moved me to tears. But sometimes too I was moved to tears of laughter - and thanks to the Internet was able to find some of the clips of her comedy show that were riotously described. And I cried with laugher again.

    I can't recommend this audiobook highly enough. It is particularly good because it is read by the author who has an excellent 'speaking' voice that is easy to understand. I could not help but be moved by the emotion in her voice. It won't be long before I listen again.

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