One More Time (BOOKRAY)

by Carol Burnett | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0380704498 Global Overview for this book
Registered by countedx58 of San Francisco, California USA on 1/10/2004
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21 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by countedx58 from San Francisco, California USA on Saturday, January 10, 2004
This is a bookray with the following participants:

countedx58 (California) - mailed 4/16/04
tomsmama (California) - mailed 4/28/04
snowmyst (West Virginia) - mailed 6/19/04
FamFatale (Virginia) - mailed 10/17/04
reader1107 (Wisconsin) - mailed 11/02/04
prplpec (Georgia) - mailed 12/02/04
lginder (California) - received 12/07/04
secretariat (California) - received 12/16/04
keister (Alaska) - mailed 01/25/05
stellertony (Alaska) - received 01/26/05
djjohnsen (Washington) - journaled 04/11/05
Mamikaem (Missouri) - mailed 05/17/05
jdt (California) - mailed 06/04/05
echiccera (California) - mailed 06/22/05
glade1 (North Carolina)

Journal Entry 2 by countedx58 from San Francisco, California USA on Thursday, April 15, 2004
Really well written. As she moves through describing the different stages of her life, you can almost hear her talking as if she's at the age she's talking about. For instance, when relating things that happened when she was eight years old, it SOUNDS like it's an 8yo doing the talking. I thought that was an amazing literary device.

This book brought me to tears.

Journal Entry 3 by countedx58 from San Francisco, California USA on Friday, April 16, 2004
Mailing as a RABCK to fellow BookCrosser tomsmama today!

Journal Entry 4 by tomsmama from Anaheim, California USA on Monday, April 19, 2004
Just got it in the mail! Will read and pass on ASAP! Thanks!

Journal Entry 5 by tomsmama from Anaheim, California USA on Saturday, April 24, 2004
I am usually not one for autobiographies. Way too many "I" statements captured in one place. Decided to try this one because I love Carol Burnett and countedx58's review peaked my interest. Oh my word!!! What a wonderful book!! She writes as much about the people she knew as she did about her own feelings. I ended up reading this book in two sittings. Given that I am the mother of an 11 year old boy that should tell you something in and of itself!
Passing it on to Snowmyst! Enjoy

Journal Entry 6 by snowmyst from Romney, West Virginia USA on Saturday, May 22, 2004
It came in today's mail!!!!!

It was beat up and there was only a partial address, but it got to me. The book itself doesn't show to much wear and tear.

I've been reading it ever since it arrived and I love it so far.

Journal Entry 7 by snowmyst at on Saturday, June 19, 2004
Released on Saturday, June 19, 2004 at bookring controlled release in Romney, West Virginia Controlled Releases.

on its way

Journal Entry 8 by FamFatale from Chantilly, Virginia USA on Wednesday, June 30, 2004
Received in bookray - I am looking forward to reading this one. I so like her sense of humor.

Journal Entry 9 by FamFatale at Bookray in Bookray, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, October 17, 2004

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Journal Entry 10 by reader1107 from Tucson, Arizona USA on Friday, October 22, 2004
Received in the mail today! I look forward to reading it!

Released on Tuesday, November 02, 2004 at about 5:00:00 PM BX time (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) at Enjoy! in Controlled Release, Given to a fellow bookcrosser Controlled Releases.

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I started reading this book, but it just didn't grab me enough to continue to hold it hostage. Instead of trying to force myself to keep reading it, I mailed it along to the next person so she could enjoy it. I'm glad I got the chance to try, though. I might check it out from the library next summer when I have more time.

Journal Entry 12 by prplpec from Kennesaw, Georgia USA on Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Received in the mail yesterday. Look forward to reading this.

Journal Entry 13 by prplpec from Kennesaw, Georgia USA on Thursday, December 02, 2004
Carol Burnett is one of my all-time favorite actor-comedians, so I really enjoyed this book. It started out a little slow, with her memories as a four-year-old, but was really interesting when she got into school and then into show business. It's remarkable what a success she made of her life coming from such a mixed-up family. Reader1107, I would definitely recommend trying this book again--it's worth slogging through the slow beginning! ;) Thanks for sharing, countedx58!
In the mail today to lginder.

Journal Entry 14 by LGinder on Tuesday, December 07, 2004
Got in todays mail. Will read shortly and pass on.

Journal Entry 15 by wingSecretariatwing from Carlsbad, California USA on Sunday, December 19, 2004
This book actually arrived on Thursday, but I forgot to journal it (ouch!). I've already started it, but I've reading another ring at the same time (which arrived first) so I feel I must devote my time primarily to that one. I'll be back here to add my thoughts when I'm finished.
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I finished this book very quickly while I was at home with the flu over the holidays.

Though I generally enjoyed this memoir and her writing style, I often wondered how Carol Burnett survived her grandmother. She at times appeared to be very good to Carol, in actuality she was totally narciscistic, manipulative, selfish, cruel, thoughtless, and a thousand other uncomplimentary adjectives. I think Carol survived only because Mabel had Louise to constantly denigrate and verbally abuse, and by the time Louise died Carol was out of reach to start in on. Luckily, to some extent Carol saw the bad things in her grandmother and used school and New York to escape the situation.

I felt an immense amount of sympathy for Carol's mother who after years of being ground under the heel of her own mother escaped into the bottle as her only defense. Carol's father, a true gentlemen, but one with his own alcoholic demon, was mostly absent, but I think much of his absence was caused by the grandmother. I suspect that she manipulated him away from Carol by telling him, on those occasions when he was well enough to try to contact her, that it would be better if he didn't see her, etc. I have no proof except her behavior to everyone else was in this same vein and I cannot believe he was an exception, especially given that she didn't like him because he wasn't rich enough for her. It mattered not at all that he was intelligent, had a wonderful generous heart, and was a true gentlemen.

I'm disappointed that the memoir ended where it did. I know that many other things have occurred in Carol's life and I look foward to a second memoir bringing us up to date.

I'll send this off ASAP to keister.

Journal Entry 16 by wingSecretariatwing at A Fellow Bookcrosser in Anchorage, Alaska -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, December 29, 2004
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On its way to Keister. Hope she enjoys it, too. My review in previous journal entry.

Journal Entry 17 by keister from Anchorage, Alaska USA on Monday, January 03, 2005
Wonderful suprise in the mailbox today, though the label made me wonder 'what did I do now?' :9)
Carol is my next read as soon as I finish with Queen Noor.

Journal Entry 18 by keister from Anchorage, Alaska USA on Sunday, January 09, 2005
I have always loved Carol Burnett! I remember her from my youngest days. Yet another very strong woman to be admired. When I was young, I always felt like she was an aunt or older cousin.... just the way she could make you feel that she was talking just to you... I don't know how to explain it....

Journal Entry 19 by keister from Anchorage, Alaska USA on Wednesday, January 26, 2005
In the mail yesterday to StellarTony. Pity having to mail to someone in the same town. Just too much work and not enough time. But I will *always* make time for a bit of reading in my day :9)

Journal Entry 20 by stellertony from Anchorage, Alaska USA on Wednesday, January 26, 2005
Received in mail today. Thanks!

Journal Entry 21 by stellertony from Anchorage, Alaska USA on Saturday, February 19, 2005
I'm about halfway through this book right now. I've never heard of Carol Burnett before, but this book is excellent even on its own.

Journal Entry 22 by stellertony at on Sunday, February 27, 2005

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I thought this was pretty interesting. I'm sure it would have been better if I knew about the person who wrote it, but it's a good book by itself nonetheless.

Sent on to djjohnsen.

Journal Entry 23 by djjohnsen from Mableton, Georgia USA on Friday, March 25, 2005
Received through bookray 3/21/05

Very interesting book - I love Carol Burnett and thoroughly enjoyed reading about her life. She wrote this story in a way that made you feel like she was talking to you personally rather than writing the story of her life. I am very impressed with all that she has achieved in her life, especially considering where she began her journey. Carol Burnett is definitely an example to us all. It doesn't matter how tough your circumstanses are . . . you can overcome your adversities and make SOMETHING of yourself!

Released 4/15/05 to Mamikaem, bypassing CaptainJack at his request.

Journal Entry 24 by Mamikaem from Maryland Heights, Missouri USA on Tuesday, April 19, 2005
I received this a few days ago. My sincere apologies for not journaling it when it arrived. I work for an accounting firm so I have been working 70+ hour weeks with tax season! Anyway, I'm looking forward to being back in the land of the living! I have a couple book rings in front of this but will get to it as soon as I can. Thanks!

Journal Entry 25 by Mamikaem from Maryland Heights, Missouri USA on Tuesday, May 17, 2005
I still have not had the opportunity to read this, but hesitate to hold onto it any longer while others are waiting. Thanks for the opportunity, countedx58! Will mail to jdt on 05/23/05.

Journal Entry 26 by wingJDTwing from Pleasanton, California USA on Wednesday, June 01, 2005
Just received in the mail!
Thanks!

Wait - just realized this is a bookray - and started by my good BC friend countedx58!

Journal Entry 27 by wingJDTwing from Pleasanton, California USA on Saturday, June 04, 2005
An enjoyable read on the front porch today!

At times I thought: this is a good idea - to write my memories as a letter to our kids. Then I thought - yeah, but family/ childhood memories, personal letters and photos are not always worth a book.

What was valuable was reading examples of universal appeal: feelings of awkwardness/ not fitting in til finding her niche, the family challenges and disappointments, yet Carol's eternal resilience and appreciation of family and life.

And amazing to me to realize someone younger has never heard of Carol Burnett...

Sending on to echiccera.

Journal Entry 28 by glade1 from McLeansville, North Carolina USA on Monday, July 07, 2008
What a surprise to receive this in the mail today! I had long ago given up on this bookray. Now I'll look forward to reading this book. I am participating in the Reduce My TBR Challenge for 2008 and this won't count, so I may wait a bit to read it. It appears I am the last one on the ray so I hope it will be okay for it to stay with me a while.

Thank you all for sharing this book!

Journal Entry 29 by glade1 from McLeansville, North Carolina USA on Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Just finished this very enjoyable memoir. I was especially touched by how many "angels" Carol Burnett had in her life--people who anonymously helped her or gave her a hand even though they didn't know her. It gives me goosebumps. And I was impressed by how often she made her own opportunities - as when she convinced her housemates to put on a review. She seems like a down-to-earth person who has not forgotten her roots. It's wonderful that she can forgive and love her parents and grandmother even though they were far from perfect.

I agree with Secretariat that the story ended too soon. I am not aware of a second memoir she has written but it would be nice.

Stellertony, if you are still in Bookcrossing land, please try to find a video of some clips from the Carol Burnett Show. She is a treasure! I'm depressed to think about a generation that does not know who she is--she was such a part of my childhood.

Since I am last on the ray, I'll make this available until I can find a suitable way to pass it along. I may try to continue the ray.

Also, I've reread the "Reduce My TBR" Challenge rules and learned that this book DOES count. Yippee!

Thank you again to everyone for sharing and passing this book along. I'm very glad I read it!

Journal Entry 30 by glade1 from McLeansville, North Carolina USA on Saturday, August 30, 2008
I've decided to try to continue the ray for this book and am now taking names for participants. So far I have the following:

1. acountkel
2. NMReader
3. Shroffland
4. mrsboknows
5. dabercro
6. sunfi
7. Bookworm-lady (Spain)
and then keep or pass along...

All of these folks are in the US and prefer US shipping (sunfi can go international if needed). I'll PM acountkel for an address to get this book moving again.

1-30-09: I added Bookworm-lady to this list after checking to make sure sunfi is willing to ship internationally. Thanks sunfi!

Journal Entry 31 by glade1 at Greensboro, North Carolina USA on Tuesday, September 09, 2008

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Mailed to acountkel via Media Rate today. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 32 by acountkel from Charlotte, North Carolina USA on Thursday, September 11, 2008
Arrived today!!
Thank you so much for including me glade1!
Can't wait to read this....

Journal Entry 33 by acountkel from Charlotte, North Carolina USA on Saturday, September 27, 2008
I enjoy reading books written by celebrities. It helps you understand who they really are and whether they are genuine or not. Carol Burnett definitely is. This book is about her life from when she was a child to when she got her break. She had a very rough childhood but she also had love. Her mother was definitely dysfunctional. Her Dad was not in the picture due to her parents divorce his illness and booze. But when she did see him, he was very sweet to her. Her mother had her own demons. Pregnant with Carol’s sister Chrissy by a married man (Tony), she had the baby and kept it. Carol’s mom also dealt with alcoholism. Nanny was the root of her childhood memories. She came off as weak and elderly but she really was the rock that held the family together. She did everything she could to keep food on the table and a roof over their head when Carol’s parents couldn’t. Nowadays, if someone grew up in this type of situation, they would probably end up dysfunctional themselves. Not Carol. Carol, no matter how bad her childhood was, she played by the rules. She received money from an unnamed elite in Holllywood to go to New York and have a shot at Broadway and she appreciated it. She wrote letters to this person to let him know how she was doing and when she finally earned enough money, she paid him back. She rescued her sister Chrissy when things got tough at home and raised her from her teenage years. I admire Carol for her success but more importantly for how she has handled her fame. She sets a great example for people who have become famous. Especially for those who have started from nothing. I am so glad I read this book. I’m now off to find the TVLand schedule to see if there are any Carol Burnette Show re-runs to watch.
Thank you glade1 for including me in this ray.
I have NMReader's address and will be mailing off today!

Journal Entry 34 by NMReader from Herndon, Virginia USA on Saturday, October 04, 2008
I am looking forward to reading this book.

I remember watching the Carol Burnet show as a very young child.

Thanks for including me and sending to me

Journal Entry 35 by NMReader from Herndon, Virginia USA on Saturday, October 18, 2008
Thought since I was journaling another book and writing release notes, I would make a few observations on this book. I am about 1/2 way through the book.

I didn't know a lot about Carol Burnett's personal life before I started reading. What an amazing childhood. She must be a very strong woman.

She has a wonderful ability to tell her story with out being self pitying and without glossing over it to highly with comedy.

Mama's Family takes on a new meaning as I see glimpses of her grandmother and mother in the story.

I have the address for Shroffland and will mail as soon as I finish

Journal Entry 36 by NMReader from Herndon, Virginia USA on Monday, October 20, 2008
I finished this book this morning.

I knew by the time I wrote my previous entry that she mustnot cover her years on the Carol Burnett show. I must say I am disappointed. I would have loved to heard about the show and her work with Harvey Korman, Tom Conway, and Vicki Lawerence. I would have also liked to heard about the ideas for the skits on the show.

She told the story well and left you wanting to know more. Perhaps she feels that some of what she didn't cover is still close and should wait for more seperation in time before being covered.

It was a very good read.

Thanks for including me. I hope to mail before I leave on a business trip later this week.

Journal Entry 37 by wingShrofflandwing from Snellville, Georgia USA on Tuesday, October 28, 2008
This arrived in today's mail! I am looking forward to readibg Carol Burnett's story!

Will journal again when I'm done!

Journal Entry 38 by wingShrofflandwing from Snellville, Georgia USA on Friday, January 09, 2009
This book got put on hold during Novemmber and December, but i'd like a chance to read it this week before sending it on. I will PM the next person in line, and aim to have it in the mail by Jan. 16th. Appreciate your patience!

Journal Entry 39 by wingShrofflandwing at -- BOOKRAY, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Monday, January 26, 2009

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On its way to mrsboknows! I enjoyed this so much, I'm going to buy my own copy - it was reprinted in 2003.

Journal Entry 40 by PalmettoBuckeye from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina USA on Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Came in the mail today. I'm in the middle of a book right now and have 2 books before this one. The other books are short. . .I will try to be quick! :)

Journal Entry 41 by PalmettoBuckeye from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina USA on Monday, February 16, 2009
While I enjoyed this book and loved learning more about Carol Burnett, I really expected it to be a bit more funny. I also wanted her to talk about her years on the Carol Burnett show as that is how she is known to me. What I really enjoyed is that she wrote this book for her children. I'll be passing this along to dabercro in the next few days. Thank you for sharing!

Journal Entry 42 by PalmettoBuckeye at Mount Pleasant, South Carolina USA on Saturday, March 14, 2009

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So sorry to have held on to this one so long. In the mail this morning.

Journal Entry 43 by dabercro from Clinton, Utah USA on Sunday, March 22, 2009
Received in the mail yesterday and I will be able to start it immediately.

Journal Entry 44 by dabercro from Clinton, Utah USA on Friday, March 27, 2009
I remember watching the Carol Burnett show on Monday evenings while doing my homework. I really enjoyed reading about Carol's life. The book ended too soon. I would have liked to have read about how she got her own show, her marriage and the birth of her children. She didn't let her humble and dysfunctional childhood hold her back. She knew what she wanted and she went for it yet always remembering her family and her roots. I liked reading about Carol's and her mother's sixth sense, also, how rain was "good luck".

Thank you glade1 for sharing this book.

Journal Entry 45 by dabercro at -- BOOKRAY, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Tuesday, March 31, 2009

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Sending to the next participant, sunfi, in OH.

Journal Entry 46 by sunfi from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Saturday, April 04, 2009
Just received this in the mail, thanks glade1 for including me and thanks dabercro for mailing it to me. I have 8 other rings/rays ahead of this one but I'll get it on its way in the next couple of months.

Journal Entry 47 by sunfi from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Sunday, May 17, 2009
I usually don't read memiors or biographies but I really enjoyed this one. Ms Burnett is one funny lady and I loved her show. This is the story from her childhood in a very dysfunctional but loving family to her in New York as a young woman trying to break into show business. I loved how there were pictures included so you could really match the stories of Nanny and Goggy to what they looked like. It was an interesting story all around. Thanks for including me in this one, as soon as I receive Bookworm-lady address, I'll have this on its way.

Journal Entry 48 by sunfi at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, Ohio USA on Friday, May 22, 2009

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It's on its way to Spain, it should be there in the next few weeks.

Journal Entry 49 by wingBookworm-ladywing from Madrid, Madrid Spain on Wednesday, May 27, 2009
It's already here... in record time!
Thanks for sending it along, Sunfi; and thanks for sharing it, Glade1...
Now the book has traveled out of U.S.A., and will surely continue its trip around the world.
Looking forward to reading it, thanks!
Eva

Journal Entry 50 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Saturday, March 30, 2013
Reserved for the Non-Fiction VBB.

Journal Entry 51 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Friday, June 21, 2013
This well-travelled book has been picked from the Non-Fiction VBB by DubaiReader; I will read it first, and it will continue its travels soon... :)

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