This was a fun read about Vicki Lawrence's rise to stardom. I remember her fondly as "Mama" from 'The Carol Burnett Show'. Some might consider her as Carol's shadow or sidekick, but she was a tour de force on her own -- albeit, not without hardship and setbacks. This book is a very candid account of the many ups and downs, personal and professional. It is by no means a 'complete' memoir (it does end with "to be continued"), hence the 3.5* rating.