One more time: a memoir

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Random House, Sep 12, 1986 - Biography & Autobiography - 359 pages
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Carol Burnett spent most of her childhood in a Depression-scarred Hollywood neighborhood, where she lived in a single-room apartment with her endearingly batty grandmother, Nanny, a hypochondriacal Christian Scientist with a buried past. The child of two alcoholic parents, Burnett presents a sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking coming-of-age: from her sadly hopeful mother, who was hooked on Tinseltown fantasy, to the first signs of her own comic gift; from happy weekends spent with her father, to their last tragic meeting in a public sanatorium. Featuring a new Afterword by the author, about teaming up with her daughter to bring this story to Broadway,One More Timeis an intimate, touching, and astonishing narrative of a financially desperate but emotionally rich childhood on the wrong side of Hollywood’s tracks. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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User Review  - Whisper1 - LibraryThing

Tossed around and finally sent to her grandmother, Carol's early childhood was anything but pleasant and normal. A severe hypchondriac, her grandmother tried as best as possible, still, even this ... Read full review

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User Review  - bgknighton - LibraryThing

Well written, Carol does not hold much back. It seems to be true -- that to be a comedian you must have an unhappy/unusual childhood. It certainly holds true for her! Read full review

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