my new friend...

Carol Burnett and I are now friends. At least that's how I feel after listening to her audiobook This Time Together.

From the publisher:
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 twenty-five Emmys in its remarkable eleven-year run. Now, in This Time Together, Carol really lets her hair down and tells one funny or touching or memorable story after another – reading it feels like sitting down with an old friend who has wonderful tales to tell.

In engaging anecdotes, Carol discusses her remarkable friendships with stars such at 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 – 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.

I was an avid fan of the Carol Burnett Show. I loved her and her zany cohorts. So I was excited to listen to her read from her memoir, based on the question and answer sessions she does on the road. I loved it!


I {heart} Rhody said...

I just finished her book a couple of weeks ago, and I really enjoyed it. Glad you are, too!

The Gal Herself said...

She does feel like family, doesn't she? All those Saturday nights she kept me company while I was babysitting! So glad the book didn't disappoint.