By Carol Burnett
The New York Times bestselling memoir from mythical comedienne Carol Burnett is a “loving, poignant” (People) tribute to her eldest daughter, Carrie Hamilton.
The daughter of 1 of television’s so much recognizable and loved stars, Carol Burnett, Carrie Hamilton gained the hearts of all people she met along with her kindness, her quirky humor, and her unconventional way of living. After overcoming her painful and public teenage fight with drug habit in a time while own issues have been saved inner most, Carrie lived her grownup lifetime of sobriety to the fullest, attaining happiness and luck as an actress, author, musician, and director ahead of wasting a hard-fought conflict with melanoma at age thirty-eight. Now Carol Burnett stocks her own diary entries, images, and correspondence as she lines the adventure she and Carrie took via a few of life’s hardest demanding situations and sweetest miracles. real, intimate, and whole of affection, Carrie and Me is a humorous and relocating memoir approximately mothering a unprecedented younger girl in the course of the struggles and triumphs of her existence.
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I'd take notes, kind them out, and fax the recent scenes to him in ny. It used to be the 1st time Carrie and that i had labored within the comparable room. till then I have been writing in la and she or he have been writing in her Colorado cabin. And now, right here we have been, operating jointly in her medical institution room, along with her in her mattress, battling this tumor. And inspite of all of it, she used to be flush with clean rules for our venture. Brian and that i have been married November 21, 2001, with my ladies’ benefits. On December five (Carrie’s thirty-eighth birthday), I flew again east and attended casting auditions for Hollywood fingers with Hal. the bright Linda Lavin had already permitted the function of Nanny. Frank wooden was once forged as Jody. Carrie have been in on those offerings. She had enjoyed all of Linda’s paintings, and the 2 people had obvious Frank a number of years prior to in his Tony-winning position within the Broadway construction of facet guy. We had either stated, “That’s our Jody! ” We had but to discover our Louise while the beautiful Michele Pawk got here in and skim for us. The actors’ union, fairness, allowed us to tape Michele so i'll introduce the recent Louise to Carrie. I flew again domestic and went instantly to the sanatorium to teach Carrie the tape of Michele’s audition. Carrie authorized wholeheartedly. She then gave me a few fantastic information. “Mama! bet what! I received the ladies in movie award on the Latino movie pageant for my brief motion picture Lunchtime Thomas!!! ” She used to be the 1st non-Latino to ever win in that class. It was once a truly satisfied day. Jody picked up the award and awarded it to Carrie a few days later, in her health facility room. back, one other satisfied day. all of us visualized Yuckie Chuckie losing away as Carrie fortunately polished off the big lunch on her plate, and stored it down! through past due December, Carrie used to be limited to her mattress with an occasional trip in a wheelchair. The tumor in her lung had unfold. She had constructed a few small tumors in her mind, which took away her skill to stroll. Her spirits have been nonetheless up, notwithstanding, simply because there has been the potential of an operation to take away them. She was once gung-ho and jam-packed with desire. all of us have been. the pinnacle nurse instructed me she had requested her in the future how come she may well smile lots, and Carrie had answered, “Every day I get up and choose: ‘Today I’m going to like my lifestyles. ’ ” “Mama, i need to offer a celebration right here within the room on New Year’s Eve. you're thinking that the nursing employees will be ok with that? ” I checked with the top nurse on the table and she or he stated she’d be greater than ok with it. On New Year’s Eve, Carrie gave a celebration in her room together with her sisters and several other neighbors in attendance. The fare was once potluck, and balloons and confetti have been the undefined. “Auld Lang Syne” was once sung by way of all on the stroke of middle of the night, and no-one at the ground complained. a number of days later i used to be dealt a blow while the mind medical professional instructed me the operation wasn’t going to happen. The tumors in Carrie’s mind had unfold. She wouldn't be leaving the health facility. Diary access: Jan. three, 2002 Carrie doesn’t be aware of. I don’t wish her to understand. She’s nonetheless hoping the tumors will curb.