Thursday, June 20, 2013


What a wonderful testament to both Carol & Carrie Burnett. The beautiful way in which Carol Burnett writes about her daughter and her daughter's problems with addiction.

At such an early age Carrie began to rebel and took it a step further and turned to drugs to help her ease herself into life. As we see a more solid Carrie later in the book, I can't help but wonder why she was not a stronger person when she was younger.

It seems as if Carrie left an impression on those she met with her smile and her quirky personality. The closeness shared with her parents at the beginning of the book it somehow lost during her years with addiction and comes full circle. I loved learning of the projects that Carol and Carrie did together and how Carol was tough when necessary, but also there for her daughter.

It is such a shame to have lost a child at 38. The second part of the book is what Carrie had already written in her book Sunrise in Memphis. I actually enjoyed the story, although at times I felt there were places that had not yet been smoothed out.

This was a solid 4 star book for me.