Carol Burnett uses diary entries, correspondence, and cherished memories to pay tribute to her special relationship with her oldest child. It was not all smooth sailing and roses though. Both mother and daughter led unconventional lives - Burnett working to prove that a woman could be a television variety show star and Carrie struggling during her teen years with drug abuse and rehab. Carrie recovered and became a fairly successful actress but had a bad case of wanderlust. Carrie died of lung cancer in 2002 at the age of 38, much beloved and missed by her mother.