One More Time

One More Time

A Memoir

Book - 2003
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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 Hollywood's tracks.
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2003, c1986
ISBN: 9780812969726
Branch Call Number: 791.430287 BUR 2003
Characteristics: 365 p. : ill

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Aug 09, 2014

Who doesn't love Carol Burnett?! This is a great recounting of her life before her career took off. Beautifully paints loving yet very flawed parental figures, and she makes me even more amazed that she made it as far as she did from where she started. It's no wonder she's one of the most humble and giving stars out there.

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