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

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Burnett watched every episode afresh to research this book, and that attention to detail shows in her exhaustive accounts of major sketches. However, even nonfans will enjoy the nuggets of intrigue Burnett scatters throughout...
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Comedy legend Carol Burnett tells the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of her iconic weekly variety series, The Carol Burnett Show.
 
In In Such Good Company, Carol Burnett pulls back the curtain on the twenty-five-time Emmy-Award winning show that made television history, and she reminisces about the outrageously funny and tender moments that made working on the series as much fun as watching it. 

Carol delves into little-known stories of the guests, sketches and improvisations that made The Carol Burnett Show legendary, as well as some favorite tales too good not to relive again. While writing this book, Carol rewatched all 276 episodes and screen-grabbed her favorite video stills from the archives to illustrate the chemistry of the actors and the improvisational magic that made the show so successful. 

Putting the spotlight on everyone from her costars to the impressive list of guest stars, Carol crafts a lively portrait of the talent and creativity that went into every episode. With characteristic wit and incomparable comic timing, she details hiring Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner, and Tim Conway; shares anecdotes about guest stars and close friends, including Lucille Ball, Roddy Mcdowell, Jim Nabors, Bernadette Peters, Betty Grable, Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme, Gloria Swanson, Rita Hayworth, and Betty White; and gives her take on her favorite sketches and the unpredictable moments that took both the cast and viewers by surprise.

This book is Carol's love letter to a golden era in television history through the lens of her brilliant show. Get the best seat in the house for "eleven years of laughter, mayhem, and fun in the sandbox."
 

About Carol Burnett

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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 twenty-five Emmy Awards. She has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Kennedy Center Honors.
 
Published September 13, 2016 by Crown Archetype. 322 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

Above average
on Jun 11 2016

Millard is not breaking new ground in this book, but she tells a thrilling, always entertaining story.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Oct 21 2016

Burnett watched every episode afresh to research this book, and that attention to detail shows in her exhaustive accounts of major sketches. However, even nonfans will enjoy the nuggets of intrigue Burnett scatters throughout...

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The Maine Edge

Good
Reviewed by Allen Adams on Sep 14 2016

“In Such Good Company” will disappoint those who came looking for dirt or disgruntled mudslinging; it’s not that kind of book. There’s nothing salacious about it. Instead, it’s a sweet stroll down memory lane from someone recounting a wonderful time in her life; light and airy and swelling with grace and gratitude.

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Shelly McGhee 4 Nov 2016

For those that are of a certain age and can remember watching the Carol Burnett show on television, I think you would enjoy this book and that is why I am writing this review of "In Such Good Compa...

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