My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie

My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie

by Todd Fisher

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062792334
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/05/2018
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 6,932
File size: 44 MB
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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

Introduction ix

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

Epilogue 377

Acknowledgments 385

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My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved book, couldn’t put it down...brought tears too
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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."
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Anonymous 7 months ago
What+a+wild+ride.+It+is+hard+to+believe+anyone+lived+like+this.+What+a+shame+%26+a+blessing.
LinNC More than 1 year ago
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!
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