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.
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.
Download and start listening now!