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One More Time: A Memoir

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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 Time is an intimate, touching, and astonishing narrative of a financially desperate but emotionally rich childhood on the wrong side of Hollywoods tracks.

Review:

"The spirit of its ending is very much like the ending of one of Burnett's variety TV shows, when she comes out to say good night, and you momentarily sense that you're not just looking at an entertainer — you're looking into the face of a human being." Los Angeles Times Book Review

Review:

"A first-rate job of storytelling....[Burnett has] the skill of a novelist." Chicago Tribune

Review:

"This feels like Edward Albee territory....Surviving and struggling are what this book is about, and what gives it life....Often moving and always honest." The Washington Post

Review:

"[F]rank, moving....This memoir is a Cinderella tale by a woman stronger than her family and perhaps luckier. She built a career with grit and a little help from friends she thanks in her zesty story." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Behind every great comedian lies a story...as rich in pathos as it is in humor." USA Today

Review:

"For the most part one is swept up in Burnett's account of her confused and often messy childhood." Library Journal

Review:

"Carol Burnett's memoir is like the woman herself: humorous, earthy, and honest....YAs need not be fans of Carol Burnett's popular television show to appreciate her compassion and wit." School Library Journal

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mglaser4260056, September 9, 2006 (view all comments by mglaser4260056)
This is a terrific book and I have read it several times and I can see why Carol's late daughter Carrie Hamilton wanted to make a Play out of the First Half of the book.

The book is honest and straightforward. it is also touching, funny, sad, and just full of mixed emotions.

It makes you believe that if you have a dream then you have to follow it no matter how many obstacles get in the way such as money or lack thereof.

It is being in the right place at the right time.

I think that Carol was meant not only to be an
actress in both comedy and dramatic roles but also
to become an author in her own right.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is a
Carol Burnett Fan and would like to get to know her
from her own written words.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780812969726
Author:
Burnett, Carol
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Location:
New York
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Television Personalities
Subject:
Motion picture actors and actresses
Subject:
Entertainers
Subject:
Comedians
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Comedians
Subject:
Comedians -- United States.
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Encore Nonfiction Modern Classics
Series Volume:
108-75
Publication Date:
August 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 8-PP, &, 1 16-PP BLACK-, &, -WHITE PHO
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.02x5.28x.89 in. .65 lbs.

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Product details 400 pages Random House Trade - English 9780812969726 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The spirit of its ending is very much like the ending of one of Burnett's variety TV shows, when she comes out to say good night, and you momentarily sense that you're not just looking at an entertainer — you're looking into the face of a human being."
"Review" by , "A first-rate job of storytelling....[Burnett has] the skill of a novelist."
"Review" by , "This feels like Edward Albee territory....Surviving and struggling are what this book is about, and what gives it life....Often moving and always honest."
"Review" by , "[F]rank, moving....This memoir is a Cinderella tale by a woman stronger than her family and perhaps luckier. She built a career with grit and a little help from friends she thanks in her zesty story."
"Review" by , "Behind every great comedian lies a story...as rich in pathos as it is in humor."
"Review" by , "For the most part one is swept up in Burnett's account of her confused and often messy childhood."
"Review" by , "Carol Burnett's memoir is like the woman herself: humorous, earthy, and honest....YAs need not be fans of Carol Burnett's popular television show to appreciate her compassion and wit."
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