By Carol Burnett
The New York Times bestselling memoir from mythical comedienne Carol Burnett is a “loving, poignant” (People) tribute to her eldest daughter, Carrie Hamilton.
The daughter of 1 of television’s so much recognizable and cherished stars, Carol Burnett, Carrie Hamilton gained the hearts of every body she met along with her kindness, her quirky humor, and her unconventional way of living. After overcoming her painful and public teenage fight with drug habit in a time whilst own issues have been stored inner most, Carrie lived her grownup lifetime of sobriety to the fullest, attaining happiness and luck as an actress, author, musician, and director sooner than wasting a hard-fought conflict with melanoma at age thirty-eight. Now Carol Burnett stocks her own diary entries, photos, and correspondence as she strains the adventure she and Carrie took via a few of life’s hardest demanding situations and sweetest miracles. real, intimate, and whole of affection, Carrie and Me is a humorous and relocating memoir approximately mothering a rare younger lady throughout the struggles and triumphs of her lifestyles.
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Whilst Jody confessed this to me a lot later I requested why she may do any such factor. “Because I didn’t wish her to get in difficulty with you and pa. i needed to aid my huge sister. ” in the meantime, Carrie used to be reducing weight, staying domestic from university, and changing into increasingly more sullen. This went on for greater than a yr. We have been terrified that she will be killing herself. Diary access: I’m optimistic it’s not only pot anymore. whatever tells me she has graduated to heavier medicines. i locate myself treading on eggshells round her for all time now. I’m scared to disenchanted her since it may possibly set off extra use, and I’m scared if I’m no longer strict adequate she’ll sink even decrease. Scared if I DO, scared if I DON’T. I’m only one gigantic ball of worry. Joe and that i determined to work out a psychologist who really good in substance abuse. We had misplaced all self assurance in our skill to deal with Carrie. not anything we acknowledged or did helped. The health care professional defined that this was once a “family affliction” and may be handled as such. He advised a rehab facility in Houston, Texas, the Palmer Drug Abuse application (PDAP), which really good in teenaged drug abuse. Diary access: We flew to Houston at the present time and admitted Carrie into the rehab sanatorium, the place they let us know she is going to be weaned from no matter what it truly is she’s been taking. She’ll be there for thirty days, going to conferences, and having one-on-one classes with counselors who themselves are recuperating addicts. the pinnacle counselor advised us, “It’s like while children get braces on their the teeth, they don’t are looking to pay attention from their mom and dad or the dentist, they wish to get the inside track from one other child who has passed through an analogous factor. ” He stated that on the finish of the thirty days the family members will be invited to return and attend family members teams for every week. while it got here time to assert goodbye Carrie wouldn’t examine us. She used to be so indignant with Joe and me for placing her in rehab that she wore a T-shirt with SING-SING written at the entrance. Carrie was once simply fifteen. That night, regardless of the day we had passed through, i really slept during the evening, figuring out that in the intervening time she used to be secure in a lockdown scenario. i used to be so uninterested in being concerned and crying. Jody and Erin have been dissatisfied with Joe and me. They didn’t wish Carrie to be “sent away. ” We defined to them that we’d all fly to Houston in a month for “Family Week,” and convey Carrie again domestic with us. We weren’t allowed to talk to Carrie for the 1st weeks and the times dragged via. once we ultimately might name, she spoke to me, Joe, and her sisters, eager to be aware of if all of us might come for “Family Week” on the finish of her thirty-day remain. prior to we hung up she stated, “I love you, Mama. ” My center nearly exploded with happiness. Diary access: “Family Week” was once awesome! after we bought to the PDAP headquarters, Carrie was once ready at the steps. whilst she observed Joe, me, and her sisters, she ran as much as us, crying, and threw her palms round all 4 people. Jody and Erin have been already crying, and Joe and that i joined in. She’s no longer mad at us anymore! She brought us to different sufferers and to her counselors.