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Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Storyby Carol Burnett
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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.
Carrie Hamilton was an extraordinary young woman. The daughter of one of TV’s most recognizable and beloved stars, Carol Burnett, Carrie won the hearts of everyone she met with her kindness, quirky sense of humor, and wonderfully unconventional approach to life. Despite her personal struggles as a teenager, Carrie went on to become a very successful actress, singer, writer, and director, known for her beautiful smile, free spirit, and open heart. Carrie’s passion for life and her humorist’s view of the world never wavered as she aggressively battled cancer. Carrie died at the age of thirty-eight.
Carrie and Me is Carol Burnett’s tribute to her late daughter and a funny and moving memoir about mothering a remarkable young woman through the struggles and triumphs of her life. Even as Carrie struggled with disease, she continued to approach life with relentless passion and wit: “Every day I wake up and decide: Today I’m going to love my life.” Sharing her personal diary entries, photographs, and correspondence, Carol traces the journey she and Carrie took through some of life’s toughest challenges and sweetest miracles. She reveals the depths of her grief over losing her child, the depression that almost got the best of her, the solace she took from Carrie’s friends, the hope she found when she was able to bring the play Hollywood Arms to Broadway, and the inspiration she finds in her daughter’s legacy.
“Hauntingly beautiful and heartfelt” (FoxNews.com), Carrie and Me is a story of hope and joy that only a mother could write, celebrating her treasured daughter’s humor, grace, and eternal optimism.
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.
About the Author
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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