Unsinkable : A Memoir

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Unsinkable is the definitive memoir by film legend and Hollywood icon Debbie Reynolds.

In Unsinkable, the late great actress, comedienne, singer, and dancer Debbie Reynolds shares the highs and lows of her life as an actress during Hollywood's Golden Age, anecdotes about her lifelong friendship with Elizabeth Taylor, her experiences as the foremost collector of Hollywood memorabilia, and intimate details of her marriages and family life with her children, Carrie and Todd Fisher.

A story of heartbreak, hope, and survival, "America's Sweetheart" Debbie Reynolds picks up where she left off in her first memoir, Debbie: My Life, and is illustrated with previously unpublished photos from Reynolds's personal collection.

Debbie Reynolds died on December 28, 2016, at the age of 84, just one day after the death of her daughter, actress and author Carrie Fisher.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 429 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 27.94mm | 521.63g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • Frontispiece; Illustrations, color; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0062223011
  • 9780062223012
  • 1,517,730

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Debbie Reynolds knows exactly how to steal the scene, wring tears, and most important, how to leave the audience feeling thoroughly entertained. --New York Journal of Books on UNSINKABLE"
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The definitive memoir by legendary actress and performer Debbie Reynolds that offers a unique and deeply personal perspective on Hollywood and its elite, from the glory days of MGM to the present.

Unsinkable shines a spotlight on the resilient woman whose talent and passion for her work have endured for more than six decades. In her engaging, down-to-earth voice, Debbie shares private details about her man and money troubles, and invites us into the close circle of her family life. She looks back at her life as an actress during Hollywood's Golden Age including her lifelong friendship with Elizabeth Taylor, recalls stories that never reached the tabloids about celebrities like Ava Gardner, Frank Sinatra, and Gene Kelly, and also takes us on a guided tour through each of her movies with behind-the-scenes anecdotes.

Frank and forthright, Unsinkable is a revealing portrait of a woman whose determination is an inspiration.
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