This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection by Carol Burnett

By Carol Burnett

A touching and hilarious memoir through the writer of Carrie and Me: A mom Daughter Love Story, This Time Together is one hundred pc Carol Burnett -- humorous, irreverent, and irresistible.

Carol Burnett is likely one of the so much liked and respected actresses and performers in the United States. The Carol Burnett Show was once obvious each one week by way of hundreds of thousands of adoring enthusiasts and received twenty-five Emmys in its amazing eleven-year run. Now, in This Time Together, Carol rather shall we her hair down and tells one humorous or touching or memorable tale after one other -- analyzing it sounds like sitting down with an outdated pal who has extraordinary stories to inform.

In attractive anecdotes, Carol discusses her striking friendships with stars such at Jimmy Stewart, Lucille Ball, Cary supply, and Julie Andrews; the historical past in the back of recognized scenes, just like the second she swept down the steps in her curtain-rod costume within the mythical "Went With the Wind" skit; and issues that will take place merely to Carol -- the prank with Julie Andrews that went incorrect in entrance of the 1st girl; the well-known Tarzan Yell that stored her in the course of a mugging; and the time she faked a wood leg to get served in a well-known ice cream emporium. This poignant glance again permits us to cry with the actress in the course of her sorrows, have a good time in her successes, and at last, consistently, to laugh.

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I had always assumed that she would be relieved to return to her family and to a land where she spoke the language and didn’t need me to act as her interpreter. But I realized later that even though my mother could not understand anything the crossing guard, Mrs. Popkin, said, she understood that this woman looked out for me. qxd 11/7/03 3:39 PM Page 36 36 FIROOZEH DUMAS understood her smiles. Even though my mother never attended a Brownie meeting, she knew that the leader, Carrie’s mom, opened up her home to us every week and led us through all kinds of projects.

Giggles and laughter filled the bus. After a few hours on the road, the boy behind me tapped me on the shoulder. ” he said. ” I answered. ” I asked. ” Upon hearing this, all the kids around me burst out laughing. Hours later, we arrived at camp. Pine Lodge was a converted two-story house. All the boys stayed downstairs and all the girls stayed on the second floor. In the girls’ room stood rows of bunk beds. There was one bathroom on the floor for all the girls to share. Oddly, the door to the bathroom had been removed, so any girl who needed to use the toilet or the sink could walk in on someone taking a shower.

We always drove for one hour before stopping for breakfast at Denny’s. My father’s devotion to Denny’s restaurants approached religious fervor. To him, Denny’s was a clean oasis where the waitresses were always friendly. We didn’t really like the food, but that seemed a small price to pay for a clean bathroom in the middle of the desert. After breakfast, we’d get back in the car, turn on the air conditioner, and keep driving. We didn’t stop until the next Denny’s, where we’d have a snack and my father would say how amazing it was that all Denny’s could be so clean, no matter where they were.

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