Back when my whole family lived under one roof, I remember spending many a sleepless nights watching The Carol Burnett Show on On Demand. Always entertaining and filled with an amazing cast of guest stars (including Jimmy Stewart, Lucille Ball, Cary Grant, and Julie Andrews, just to name a few!), The Carol Burnett Show was always a joy to watch. I loved how much the cast loved each other…and how much they loved and respected Carol herself. It was a beacon in the realm of TV comedy and won an impressive 25 Emmys during its long 11-year run.
One thing I really enjoyed about The Carol Burnett Show was Carol’s genuine love for what she did. Just watch one show, one scene even, and it will be so clear to see that this woman lives to make people laugh.
Unlike several of her colleagues, Carol Burnett is one of the most authentic actresses on film and TV today…what you see is what you get. That same funny, irreverent, and irresistible person you see on The Carol Burnett Show, Annie, Noises Off!, and Glee is the same funny lady off-screen, too…she’s just as sweet and warm as you’d imagine…and the proof lies in her most recent autobiography, This Time Together.
A heartwarming memoir filled with hilarious and touching stories, This Time Together is a collection of Carol’s most cherished memories from her personal and professional life. Filled with adorable photos of Carol and her posse, this book feels like sitting down with an old friend who has amazing stories and photos to share.
From her life-long friendships with some of the world’s most well-known entertainers to her heartbreaking story of losing her daughter to cancer, Carol’s poignant look back at her amazing legacy will leave you laughing and crying alongside her. By the end of the book, she’ll feel like an old friend, a soul mate, a dear companion who, despite all odds, reminds us that laughter really is the best medicine of all.
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