Book Review of Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story

Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story
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This is a lovely mother-daughter love story which brought me to tears several times. Who among us does not know Carol Burnett? But do we really know what her real life was like? Her daughter, Carrie, had some early difficulties with addiction but she luckily had a supportive family and the willingness to get clean.

Carrie was definitely a different sort of person but then again I guess you might say her mother was too. It was obvious to me from reading the book which is a series of e-mails between Carrie and her mother, that Carrie was a very talented and artistic person. She had quite a bit of success before her untimely death of lung cancer. The second portion of the book was an unfinished book that Carrie had been writing. She had hoped her mom might finish the story for her, but Carol found it impossible to know the direction Carrie would have taken and chose instead to write this book about her daughter instead. I enjoyed the book a great deal.