Finished unabridged audio 9-1-10, rating 4.5/5, memoir, pub. 2010
Narrated by Carol Burnett
I love Carol Burnett. I loved her variety show, The Carol Burnett Show. The woman is funny and sincere and real. This memoir covers the time she was getting started in show business. She talks about meeting Jimmy Stewart and Cary Grant, two of my faves, and how starstruck she was. She had an elevator encounter with John Steinbeck which I loved.
She talks about her time in New York, living with other girls and working on Broadway. I loved hearing about how she got her own show started, personal stories about castmates, and the honest confessions, like when she got her chin. She touches on her three marriages and the death of her daughter, Carrie, which give this memoir depth. Moving from Los Angeles to New York and back again showcase the fortunate life of this comedienne.
These stories of her life are fun to listen to and I must recommend the audio version since she reads the book herself. It made me want to buy her old shows from the infomercials I always see on tv. If you are a fan this is a must read.
I checked this audio book out of the library.