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Unsinkable
     

Unsinkable

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by Debbie Reynolds
 

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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

Overview

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Debbie Reynolds picks up where she left off in her first memoir, Debbie: My Life, and is illustrated with previously unpublished photos from Reynolds’s personal collection.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.

Editorial Reviews

Leonard Maltin
“Anyone who loves Hollywood and movies is bound to enjoy this lively, funny book, filled with candid recollections. Debbie was a movie-struck kid who experienced the last days of Hollywood’s Golden Age, and I love her clear-eyed memories.”
NPR on UNSINKABLE
“[Reynolds is] indisputably a grand dame of show business.”
People on UNSINKABLE
“Lively.”
New York Journal of Books on UNSINKABLE
“Debbie Reynolds knows exactly how to steal the scene, wring tears, and most important, how to leave the audience feeling thoroughly entertained.”
New York Post on UNSINKABLE
“Nothing could sink this lady.”
Library Journal
After her 1988 autobiography, the actress takes a darker view of things.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062213662
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/05/2013
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
21,814
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.87(d)

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Leonard Maltin

“Anyone who loves Hollywood and movies is bound to enjoy this lively, funny book, filled with candid recollections. Debbie was a movie-struck kid who experienced the last days of Hollywood’s Golden Age, and I love her clear-eyed memories.”

Meet the Author

Debbie Reynolds was an actress, comedienne, singer, dancer, and author best known for her leading roles in Singin' in the Rain and The Unsinkable Molly Brown, and on TV as Bobbi Adler in Will & Grace. After more than sixty years in the entertainment industry, she was a true Hollywood icon, beloved by millions of fans of all ages around the world. 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.

Dorian Hannaway was the director of late-night programming at CBS-TV for more than fifteen years, supervising the production of The Late Show with David Letterman; The Kids in the Hall; and The Late, Late Show. She has known Debbie for more than thirty years, and has written and produced many projects with her.

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Unsinkable 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 76 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Debbie Reynolds is a true movie star with class to spare. She hardly led a charmed life because of her poor choice in men who used her and stole her money. But she worked hard and was a good mother to her children. Her long and successful career was not handed to her. I thought this was a wonderful book about a legendary Hollywood star who loves and appreciates her fans.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first lady of stage and song has once again dazzled herfans with an insightful and indepth account of the last 30 years of her unbelievable life and career. Highly recommended memoir!
DonWilke More than 1 year ago
Debbie Reynolds has had a full life. This book tells of both the good times and the down times. It is a quality story and well worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book rather boring in parts especially the part dealing with Debbie's fight to keep her "collection" together and find a place to house it. Other parts in the book about her movie career I found interesting and learned a few facts about her early life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun read down memory lane.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read her first autobiography years ago, and kept looking for an update. Enjoyed her first one more, but was glad to read about the rest of her life. Interesting to read about her strength and being a dedicated mother, and yet be such a fool for the men in her life. Didn't seem to learn lessons from first two husbands to apply to number 3, the worst. Enjoyed reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book easy reading Debbie had an interesting life but always kept her spirits up and has a good way dealing with her life.
Ann89 More than 1 year ago
Very informative book. Debbie tells it all and what a life! Eddie Fisher would have been very lucky if he had stayed with her and raised their children together. The only thingI didn't like at all was Debbie letting her 16 yr. old son go with an older woman in France. Debbie where were your morals!? Other than that she is a hard worker who never gives up. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast and interesting reading. Genuine person.
SallyPinkReviews 10 months ago
Debbie Reynolds tells her story in a very endearing manner with "Unsinkable." The book focuses on the latter part of her career and life. It starts with Debbie marrying her third husband, Richard Hamlett. Debbie's kindhearted nature shines in this memoir. Her desire to create a museum to house her Hollywood memorabilia is genuine, but poor personal choices threaten to derail her. Debbie enjoys working and entertaining her fans. Throughout her challenges and disappointments, her children, Todd and Carrie, help to steady her. The writing is easy to read and engaging. The chapters are well organized, and I enjoyed reading about the movies she made. What touched my heart was how Debbie dealt with hardship. Her third husband proves deplorable and bankrupts her. Debbie looks adversity right in the face and picks herself back up with class. Nothing can sink Debbie's resolve to start new chapters in her life when she has to. I was motivated to learn more about her story after hearing of her tragedic death. I discovered Debbie Reynolds was a gifted entertainer, funny, charming, and kind-hearted. How she carried herself in the face of adversity is to be admired. I didn't want to put his book down. Even if you're not a fan of Debbie, her story is compelling and will touch your heart. She's truly "Unsinkable." I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Really liked end portion, where she broke down each film made and her anecdotes for each!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book seemed too sugar coated and the storylines jumped all over the place. It looked like she was grasping at anything to use as filler. About two thirds of the book is just unorganized garbage.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was looking for something different to read and came across this. There is nothing juicy in here. It was ok but painting herself as a good girl repeatedly and constantly bringing up the Eddie Fisher story got boring and seems to me she made money off it in her acts that she used to bail her out of bad decisions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written and interesting.
PierresFamily More than 1 year ago
"Unsinkable" is an enjoyable romp through Debbie Reynold's career and personal life. Written with a sense of humor, the book never derails into gossip or bitterness, even in the midst of a painful situation such as the romance between Reynolds' then-husband Eddie Fisher and Liz Taylor. Debbie is a gracious and abundantly talented performer, and I'm glad she is still actively sharing her talents.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have loved Debbie forever.....she never disappoints.
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Some interesting parts. I like Debbie Reynolds and I think she seemed very honest in her accounts of her life.
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A wonderfully written book filled with lots of love and memories.
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