A revelatory and touching tribute to the lives of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds written by the person who knew them best, Todd Fisher’s poignant memoir is filled with moving stories of growing up among Hollywood royalty and illustrated with never-before-seen photos and memorabilia.
In December 2016, the world was shaken by the sudden deaths of Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, two unspeakable losses that occurred in less than twenty-four hours. The stunned public turned for solace to Debbie’s only remaining child, Todd Fisher, who somehow retained his grace and composure under the glare of the media spotlight as he struggled with his own overwhelming grief.
The son of "America’s Sweethearts" Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, Todd grew up amid the glamorous wealth and pretense of Hollywood. Thanks to his funny, loving, no-nonsense mother, Todd remained down to earth, his own man, but always close to his cherished mom, and to his sister through her meteoric rise to stardom and her struggle with demons that never diminished her humor, talent, or spirit.
Now, Todd shares his heart and his memories of Debbie and Carrie with deeply personal stories from his earliest years to those last unfathomable days. His book, part memoir, part homage, celebrates their legacies through a more intimate, poignant, and often hilarious portrait of these two remarkable women than has ever been revealed before.
With thirty-two pages of never-before-seen photos and memorabilia from his family’s private archives, Todd’s book is a love letter to a sister and a mother, and a gift to countless fans who are mourning the deaths of these two unforgettable stars.
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About the Author
Todd Fisher is a director, cinematographer, and producer of television, films, and documentaries. He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, with his wife, Catherine Hickland.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 813 Greenway Drive 1
Chapter 2 The Good Life 23
Chapter 3 Ignorance Is Bliss 41
Chapter 4 Time of My Life 64
Chapter 5 154 East 74th Street 78
Chapter 6 The Trouble with Harry 100
Chapter 7 Innocents Abroad 114
Chapter 8 Cultural Exchange 129
Chapter 9 619 Oakhurst Drive 145
Chapter 10 The Wrong Girl 164
Chapter 11 For Better or for Worse 183
Chapter 12 Woman of the Year 204
Chapter 13 True Colors 223
Chapter 14 Wandering in the Desert 242
Chapter 15 Double Life 261
Chapter 16 Exodus 277
Chapter 17 What's a Pigeon Forge? 292
Chapter 18 The End of the Rainbow 308
Chapter 19 Bright Lights 330
Chapter 20 Full Circle 347
Chapter 21 Good-bye, Dear 361
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Loved book, couldn’t put it down...brought tears too
There is so much lo ve that shows through in this book. What an enduring tribute to his girls. I know they are watching and saying "Well Done."
I could not put this book down. The degree of resilience Debbie Reynolds possessed is amazing. Quite a story. Truly a love letter from Todd Fisher to his mom and his sister - but told in a candid, funny, honest, no holds barred manner. It reads like he is sitting in the room telling the story. Excellent!