Carrie and Me

Carrie and Me

A Mother-daughter Love Story

Book - 2013
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Despite her busy schedule, Carol Burnett always made time for her three young children. But her oldest daughter, Carrie, faltered in adolescence, losing the self-esteem that had fueled her popularity and success in school and hiding her pain in a downward spiral of addiction. As Carrie became lost to drugs, Carol found herself with a daughter in grave danger and a marriage that was bending under the pressure.

Carrie eventually broke free from her addiction. Like her mother, she had a wonderful sense of humor and became a successful actress, singer, and writer, even writing a play about Carol's childhood. But tragedy struck again when Carrie was diagnosed with cancer. She died at the young age of thirty-eight, leaving a legacy of kindness, creativity, and joy along with a short story that mirrors her own journey, published for the first time in this book.

In Carrie and Me , Carol Burnett shares her personal diary entries and correspondence revealing her anguish as a mother of a troubled teenager, the epiphanies that helped her help her family, and the grief and then the hope she felt after Carrie's death. Through Burnett's inimitable voice, we get a portrait of an unforgettable young woman that will bring hope to anyone struggling with raising or losing a child.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781476706412
Branch Call Number: B BURNETT
Characteristics: xiii, 205 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm


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mombin Jun 11, 2014

Grab your tissues!

Jul 25, 2013

I had read the book and I had liked it
she had a lot going on in her life this is a true story this is for everyone to read but not for children to read

ChristchurchLib May 21, 2013

"Carrie Hamilton, daughter of actress Carol Burnett, struggled in her youth with drug addiction and moved beyond it to a creative and productive adult life – until lung cancer felled her at age 38. Just before her death, she asked Burnett to complete the manuscript of her book, Sunrise to Memphis. Burnett found herself unable to do this, instead writing her memoir of Carrie’s life and their relationship. Correspondence, anecdotes and Burnett’s reminiscences combine to paint a touching mother-daughter portrait. In affirmation of Carrie's creative spirit, Carrie and Me includes the unfinished Sunrise to Memphis." May 2013 Biography and Memoir newsletter

Apr 26, 2013

This is a touching story written by Carol Burnett about her daughter Carrie who passed away.
I found it sweet, but a little boring at times because it is mostly comprised of the emails the two exchanged in the year before she died.
Nonetheless, it is a good read. Especially if you have dealt with the death of a child or close loved one.


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