I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I had watched a lot of the Carol Burnett shows, but there were a lot that I had missed. They were detailed in the book. Some were very funny, some were so so. I will never forget the iconic spoof of Gone With the Wind where she is wearing that curtain including the drapery rod. Also the family spoofs where Carol plays Eunice and Vickie plays Mama. Those were hilarious skits.
I had no idea that Vickie was discovered by a picture in a newspaper as a finalist in the "Miss Firecracker" pageant and that Carol saw her picture and saw that she was so similar to her. What a coupe for Vickie Lawrence.
There were so many awesome stars that were on the Carol Burnett show that I had no idea. Reading the book was like taking a trip back through movie star history. And reading about how the shows were rehearsed and then taped was very interesting.
There were several times when I just totally laughed out loud at the antics of Tim Conway and what he would do to Harvey Korman. Of course, I remember seeing it on the show, but hearing the background of what really happened was especially funny.
I'm sitting here writing this in zombie land because I stayed up all night reading this book because I could not put it down. The cast of characters is amazing. It's like the who's who of old time Hollywood. So many big stars that are gone today were on the Carol Burnett show. And she knew them and was friends with them. It was just so totally interesting to hear her thoughts about how they were personally.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Who doesn't want to hear how celebrities are "behind the scenes".
Thanks to Blogging for Books for providing me with this book in exchange for an honest review. I was extremely entertained and now have increased my movie star trivia.