Carol Burnett has been an actor on Broadway, television, and in the movies, and was the star of the long-running The Carol Burnett Show, which won 25 Emmy Awards. She has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Kennedy Center Honors.
"Behind every great comedian lies a story . . . as rich in pathos as it is in humor." --USA Today
"This feels like Edward Albee territory. . . . Surviving and struggling are what this book is about, and what gives it life. . . . Often moving and always honest." --The Washington Post "A first-rate job of storytelling . . . [Burnett has] the skill of a novelist." --Chicago Tribune "This isn't a celebrity bio whose author has found a new milieu in which to perform a star turn. The spirit of its ending is very much like the ending of one of Burnett's variety TV shows, when she comes out to say good night, and you momentarily sense that you're not just looking at an entertainer--you're looking into the face of a human being." --Los Angeles Times Book Review