Simon & Schuster
On Sale: February 9, 2013
Hardcover / e-Book
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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.
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.
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