Unsinkable by Debbie Reynolds
A Memoir

74%

8 Critic Reviews

Aptly titled, this bittersweet scrapbook demonstrates the kind of steely fortitude necessary to remain afloat through a lifetime of stormy weather.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

Unsinkable is the definitive memoir by film legend and Hollywood icon Debbie Reynolds.

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 and 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.

Unsinkable is illustrated with previously unpublished photos from Reynolds’s personal collection.

 

About Debbie Reynolds

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Debbie Reynolds, often referred to as "America's Sweetheart," is an actress, comedienne, singer, dancer, and author best known for her leading role in Singin' in the Rain. After more than sixty years in the entertainment industry, she is truly a Hollywood icon. Today, she continues to thrive, performing her one-woman show around the world, making films and television appearances, and writing a weekly syndicated advice column. She lives in Beverly Hills, California and Las Vegas, Nevada.
 
Published April 2, 2013 by William Morrow. 339 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for Unsinkable
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Kirkus

Good
on May 12 2013

Aptly titled, this bittersweet scrapbook demonstrates the kind of steely fortitude necessary to remain afloat through a lifetime of stormy weather.

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Examiner

Excellent
Reviewed by ALAN W. PETRUCELLI on May 12 2013

A remarkable record of hope and resilience in the face of adversity, it is a revealing portrait of a woman whose unsinkable determination is an inspiration for us all.

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NY Journal of Books

Good
Reviewed by Vinton Rafe McCabe on Apr 02 2013

As always, in the pages of Unsinkable Debbie Reynolds knows exactly how to steal the scene, wring tears, and most important, how to leave her audience feeling thoroughly entertained.

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Huffington Post

Below average
Reviewed by Nikki Luongo on Apr 04 2013

In a long list of celebrity memoirs that are coming out in the month of April alone, Unsinkable was right up there with Carol Burnett's book on her daughter but like her famous character Molly Brown, this book has gone down with the ship with no help of a life-raft.

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Reviewed by Betty Jo Tucker on May 28 2013

Good mornin’, good mornin’! I stayed awake the whole night through -- reading "Unsinkable: A Memoir." I simply couldn’t stop reading this fascinating book until I finished it.

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Reviewed by Betty Jo Tucker on Apr 16 2013

In this candid memoir, Debbie (now 81 years young) pulls no punches as she looks back at the ups and downs of her personal and professional life.

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on Oct 05 2015

Frank and forthright, and featuring dozens of previously unseen photos from Debbie's personal collection, Unsinkable is a poignant reminder that there is light in the darkest times. It is a revealing portrait of a woman whose determination is an inspiration.

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Reviewed by Christine Frayling on Apr 15 2013

I have found this book an intriguing read and one that I have thoroughly enjoyed.

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