Debbie Fisher's Son's Tell All

Todd Fisher the son of actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher; and brother to actress Carrie Fisher has written a new book, "My Girls," the story of his life and childhood.

‘For as long as I can remember, people have asked me what it’s like to be the child of famous parents,’ Todd writes in the book. ‘And for as long as I can remember, I’ve wondered how I could possibly know what it’s like not to. After all, I have nothing to compare it to. It just was and is my reality, my “normal,” a circumstance I didn’t create or question or analyze. I watched Father Knows Best and Leave It to Beaver as a child, and I knew things weren’t like that at my house. But I never thought they were normal and we weren’t.’

Debbie and Eddie were incredibly close with producer Mike Todd and superstar Elizabeth Taylor, and the autobiography offers incredible insight into his mother's relationship with Elizabeth, who was Debbie's best friend until Liz had an affair then married, Debbie's husband Eddie.

The love triangle became one of Hollywood’s most infamous scandals, and the relationships of all involved would continue to take countless twists and turns over the years – ending in the unlikely reconciliation of the two women in their old age. Todd had a front-seat view of the seemingly never-ending drama, and it’s all chronicled in this book.

Todd writes that, when her husband left her for her best friend, ‘Debbie was devastated.‘ ”Numb,” as she described it. “Blank … as if I were along on the top of a mountain, like floating in space.’ 

He continues: ‘The world was stunned. Eddie and Elizabeth were vilified. Eddie was declared a philandering, opportunistic loser, and Elizabeth was labeled a bad-girl, home-wrecking slut. Debbie, the good girl, the innocent, unsuspecting victim and single mom, was globally embraced with love and sympathy.’

The pair eventually reconciled and worked together on Carrie Fisher's movie, "These Old Broads"

‘There was an ironic scene in Carrie’s These Old Broads script about Elizabeth’s character stealing Mom’s character’s husband during an alcoholic blackout,’ Todd writes. ‘Before they shot the scene, Elizabeth asked Mom to come to her dressing room. Mom sat down beside her, and Elizabeth got right to the point, with tears in her eyes.

‘”Debbie,’ she said. ‘”I’m so sorry for what I did to you with Eddie.”

‘It caught Mom off guard that Elizabeth was still so emotional about it, and she pointed out, meaning it, ‘That was another lifetime. You and I made up years ago.’

Elizabeth’s voice broke. ‘I just feel so awful when I think of how I hurt you and your children.’

David writes: ‘I’ve started writing this memoir several times, over a lot of years, but it took on a new urgency in December of 2016, when my sister and my mother suddenly died a day apart,’ Todd writes on the first page of My Girls. ‘Now it’s not just a memoir anymore. It’s a long love letter and a thank-you note to the two most pivotal, extraordinary women I’ve ever known.’

Sounds like a must-read for summer, and for anyone who ❤️s Hollywood.  A unique point of view on two very special Hollywood actresses, and that is why we ❤️it.  
Debbie Fisher's Son's Tell All Debbie Fisher's Son's Tell All Reviewed by #IheartHollywood on July 28, 2018 Rating: 5

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