Submitter: Look, I love Carol Burnett. I really do. My parents wouldn’t spring for cable when I was growing up so I actually grew up watching The Carol Burnett Show. I follow Tim Conway on Facebook! But a 40 year old biography?! Aimed at kids?! STILL ON A LIBRARY SHELF?! OY VEY! I spotted this one shelf reading. The spine label had been torn off so I pulled it to see about getting it relabed – but when I saw the cover I instantly knew this book was just way too old. A peek inside showed I was right. Just the publishing year alone let me know that. Black and white pictures. Still shows her as married to Joe Hamilton (they divorced in 1984 and he died in 1991). The topper is when we showed it to our teen volunteer and she didn’t even know who Carol Burnett is. I think this YouTube video sums up my feelings for this book.
Holly: That about covers it! Just because you don’t have an equal title to replace with does not mean you shouldn’t weed something. It is easy to fall victim to sentimentality over books – especially youth biographies about people we admired when we were kids 40 years ago. I’m sorry not sorry to say that sometimes weeding is hard and sometimes you’ll just have to get over it. #ToughLove
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