Carol Burnett to Publish a Book about Her Daughter

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By Jason Boog Comment

Actress and author Carol Burnett has landed a book deal with Simon & Schuster to publish Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story. The memoir will explore her “relationship with her daughter Carrie Hamilton, an actress and writer who died of cancer in 2002 at the age of 38.”

Phyllis Wender of The Gersh Agency negotiated the deal with executive editor Trish Todd. The book will be released in April 2013. Burnett published This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection (pictured) in 2010 with Crown Publishing Group’s Harmony Books imprint.

Here’s more from the release: “The memoir recounts Burnett’s memories of raising her oldest child, including Hamilton’s struggle with and recovery from drug addiction as a teenager, their co-writing of the Broadway production “Hollywood Arms,” and Hamilton’s fight with cancer.  The book includes Carol Burnett’s personal diary entries and a story Hamilton was writing shortly before she died, entitled ‘Sunrise in Memphis.’”

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