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My girls : a lifetime with Carrie and Debbie
2018
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  Publishers Weekly Review

Fisher, son of Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds and younger brother of actress Carrie Fisher, offers a frequently hilarious and too often heartbreaking story of life with the women he called "my girls." As a member of a troubled family who, in his sister's phrasing, "wore our underwear on the outside of our clothes," Fisher candidly portrays a lifetime of crises, beginning when his father, singer Eddie Fisher, left Reynolds for Elizabeth Taylor only weeks after Fisher's birth. Reynolds's next two husbands both gambled and stole from her, leaving her millions of dollars in debt. The peacemaker in the family, Fisher dealt with his sister's mood swings, later diagnosed as symptoms of bipolar disorder, and with the incessant competition between mother and daughter. Even as Fisher carved out his own life, pursuing a career making television shows and documentaries and becoming a born-again Christian, his mother and sister's needs dominated his life until their deaths in 2016, just one day apart. More than a Hollywood tell-all, Fisher's memoir of a family's love and endurance under trying and sometimes outrageous circumstances is a clear-eyed tribute to lives lived to the fullest. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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<p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p>
Table of Contents
Introductionp. ix
Chapter 1813 Greenway Drivep. 1
Chapter 2The Good Lifep. 23
Chapter 3Ignorance Is Blissp. 41
Chapter 4Time of My Lifep. 64
Chapter 5154 East 74th Streetp. 78
Chapter 6The Trouble with Harryp. 100
Chapter 7Innocents Abroadp. 114
Chapter 8Cultural Exchangep. 129
Chapter 9619 Oakhurst Drivep. 145
Chapter 10The Wrong Girlp. 164
Chapter 11For Better or for Worsep. 183
Chapter 12Woman of the Yearp. 204
Chapter 13True Colorsp. 223
Chapter 14Wandering in the Desertp. 242
Chapter 15Double Lifep. 261
Chapter 16Exodusp. 277
Chapter 17What's a Pigeon Forge?p. 292
Chapter 18The End of the Rainbowp. 308
Chapter 19Bright Lightsp. 330
Chapter 20Full Circlep. 347
Chapter 21Good-bye, Dearp. 361
Epiloguep. 377
Acknowledgmentsp. 385
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