Sunday, February 28, 2016

Brief Thoughts on: This Time Together by Carol Burnett

This book fits the Memoir category for the Full House challenge and was a book club book.
This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection
Crown Archetype

I loved watching Carol Burnett in her guest appearance on Mama's Family as Eunice, but only vaguely remember the Carol Burnett Show. For this story, Carol focused mainly on the good times in her performing life and told hilarious stories about her times with her coworkers and with guest stars. The majority of the book is remembering things that happened on her show and how she dealt with the ups and downs of stardom. I loved that she had such a positive look on almost every person she met. She would find at least one good thing to focus on with each person. I enjoyed how she seemed so down to earth and how easily she was starstruck by people like Jimmy Stewart and Cary Grant. The end does focus on her daughter's death and she did not talk as much about this, maybe because this was more of a joyful book for her or maybe because the pain is still too much, but even though it is briefly touched upon, I still cried as she described her loss. She seems like a very nice woman and most of the memoirs I have read in the past are not very positive when they talk about coworkers or other stars, so this was a nice change and I loved reading it. 4 cups of cocoa!

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