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In this beautiful and poignant tribute to her late daughter, award-winning actress and New York Times bestselling author Carol Burnett presents a funny and moving memoir about mothering an extraordinary young woman through the struggles and triumphs of her life.

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 38, leaving behind 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 the anguish she felt as a mother of a troubled teenager, the epiphanies that helped her help her family, and the grief, but then the hope, she felt after Carrie’s death. Through Burnett’s inimitable voice, we’re given a portrait of an unforgettable young woman that will bring hope to anyone struggling with raising or losing a child.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It’s hard to put into words just how deeply this book touched me. It made me laugh, cry, and everything in between. Simply wonderful. A beautiful tribute to a remarkable daughter written straight from the heart by the mother who loved her. If you have ever loved a child, read this book. Heartbreakingly funny, sad, and wise. Both mother and daughter will live in your heart long after you finish reading.”

    Fannie Flagg, actress

  • “In Burnett’s wonderful book we are reminded of what gets us through: love.”

    David Sheff, New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Boy

  • “Heartfelt memoir…A fitting tribute from a living legend.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “An intimate portrait of a sometimes challenging, always loving mother-daughter relationship.”


  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month, April 2013
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A 2013 Grammy Award Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album
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