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A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.


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Saturday, September 24, 2016

In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox by Carol Burnett

In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox by Carol Burnett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hardcover, 288 pages
Published September 13th 2016 by Crown Archetype
Source: Received a print edition from Penguin Random House Canada


If you grew up watching The Carol Burnett Show you'll love this walk down memory lane. Carol takes us behind the scenes and talks about the experiences she had doing the show. She tells about the regulars: Vicki, Tim, Harvey and Lyle. She goes on to reminisce about many, many guest stars. She talks about the sketches and musical numbers, the mistakes, the bloopers, and even includes scripts for some of the movie take-offs they did. There is no cohesive narrative but rather the book is a series of vignettes grouped by subject. I saw the show in syndication which only aired the comedy sketches so I found those parts more interesting than the info on the musical numbers. But I just loved all the stories about the guests which included so many stars from the silver screen and golden age of television.



2 comments:

  1. I am glad you liked this. I think I am going to do the audio version. :)

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  2. I'm sure that will be fantastic with Carol herself narrating!

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