Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 9, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
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The New York Times bestselling memoir from legendary comedienne Carol Burnett is a “loving, poignant” (People) tribute to her eldest daughter, Carrie Hamilton.

The daughter of one of television’s most recognizable and beloved stars, Carol Burnett, Carrie Hamilton won the hearts of everyone she met with her kindness, her quirky humor, and her unconventional approach to life. After overcoming her painful and public teenage struggle with drug addiction in a time when personal troubles were kept private, Carrie lived her adult life of sobriety to the fullest, achieving happiness and success as an actress, writer, musician, and director before losing a hard-fought battle with cancer at age thirty-eight. Now Carol Burnett shares her personal diary entries, photographs, and correspondence as she traces the journey she and Carrie took through some of life’s toughest challenges and sweetest miracles. Authentic, intimate, and full of love, Carrie and Me is a funny and moving memoir about mothering an extraordinary young woman through the struggles and triumphs of her life.
 

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User Review  - bookchickdi - LibraryThing

Carol Burnett's last book, This Time Together, shared anecdotes about her successful TV and stage career. I was thrilled to meet this amazing entertainer at a book signing, and she was just as kind ... Read full review

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User Review  - emaurer - LibraryThing

The first part of this book is a memoir about Carol Burnett and her daughter Carrie; their life, Carrie's struggle with addiction, and Carrie's struggle with cancer. The second part of this book is ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
5
Section 3
10
Section 4
32
Section 5
57
Section 6
58
Section 7
89
Section 8
91
Section 9
97
Section 10
106
Section 11
134
Section 12
136
Section 13
199
Section 14
201
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Carol Burnett is a highly acclaimed actress known for her roles on stage and screen, most notably The Carol Burnett Show. She has been honored with twelve People’s Choice Awards, eight Golden Globes, six Emmy Awards, The Kennedy Center Honors, and the Mark Twain Prize for Humor.

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