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Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story
by Carol Burnett

Published: 2013-04-09
Hardcover : 224 pages
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“More than anything, we are remembered for our smiles: the ones we share with our closest and dearest, and the one we bestow on a total stranger who needs it right then, and God has put us there to deliver.” — Carrie Hamilton

You are about to meet an extraordinary young woman, ...
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“More than anything, we are remembered for our smiles: the ones we share with our closest and dearest, and the one we bestow on a total stranger who needs it right then, and God has put us there to deliver.” — Carrie Hamilton

You are about to meet an extraordinary young woman, Carrie Hamilton. The daughter of one of television’s most recognizable and beloved stars, Carol Burnett, Carrie won the hearts of everyone she met with her kindness, quirky sense of humor, and wonderfully unconventional approach to life. Living in the spotlight of celebrity, but in an era when personal troubles were kept private, Carrie and Carol made a brave display of honesty and love by going public with teenager Carrie’s drug addiction and recovery. Carrie lived her adult life of sobriety to the fullest, enjoying happy and determined independence and achieving a successful artistic career as an actress, writer, musician, and director. Carrie’s passion for life and her humorist’s view of the world never wavered as she aggressively battled cancer. Carrie died at the age of 38.

Carrie and Me is Carol Burnett’s poignant tribute to her late daughter and a funny and moving memoir about mothering an extraordinary young woman through the struggles and triumphs of her life. Sharing her personal diary entries, photographs, and correspondence, Carol traces the journey she and Carrie took through some of life’s toughest challenges and sweetest miracles. Authentic, intimate, and full of love, Carrie and Me is a story of hope and joy that only a mother could write.

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How would you deal with the issue of drug addiction if it were your child?
What could she have done differently to help Carrie with her issues?
Do you think the ending of Carrie's novel fits her vision?
by GrandmaNaNa (see profile) 06/11/13

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Travel Tale in a story of loss
by GrandmaNaNa (see profile) 06/11/13
foods of the southwest, seafood found in New Orleans, pork BBQ for the ultimate destination of Graceland along with peanut butter/banana sandwiches to honor Elvis. Perhaps a map with the stops highlighted relating to the journey Carrie took writing her novel before she took ill.

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by Patsye (see profile) 06/16/18

 
  "Disappointing"by v2valenta (see profile) 08/17/15

We just didn't feel like the book was in depth enough about the mother-daughter relationship. There are very little information about how Carrie's addiction impacted the family.

 
  "Triumph over Tragedy"by GrandmaNaNa (see profile) 06/11/13

Told in an honest no holds bar manner of the challenges faced by an entertainer and how her fame impacted her family in negative ways. She doesn't make excuses or gloss over but tells an often sad but... (read more)

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