By Debbie Reynolds, Dorian Hannaway
Unsinkable is the definitive memoir by way of movie legend and Hollywood icon Debbie Reynolds.
Actress, comedienne, singer, and dancer Debbie Reynolds stocks the highs and lows of her existence as an actress in the course of Hollywood’s Golden Age, anecdotes approximately her lifelong friendship with Elizabeth Taylor and her studies because the premier collector of Hollywood memorabilia, and intimate info of her marriages and kin lifestyles together with her teenagers, Carrie and Todd Fisher.
A tale of heartbreak, wish, and survival, “America’s Sweetheart” Debbie Reynolds alternatives up the place she left off in her first memoir, Debbie: My Life.
Unsinkable is illustrated with formerly unpublished pictures from Reynolds’s own collection.
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