My Girls
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.

My Girls Details

TitleMy Girls
Author
ReleaseJun 5th, 2018
PublisherWilliam Morrow
Rating
GenreNonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Biography, Biography Memoir

My Girls Review

  • Robin
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 starsWhen I brought this home I expected a lightweight tribute to his mother, Debbie Reynolds, and sister, Carrie Fisher, perhaps told with a bit of condescension and would skim to pick out the "juicy" parts. Well, turned out it more candid and detailed than I expected about the family's life and a lovely homage to his family. Debbie had a core of steel but it was Todd who kept this family together and resilient, even though he suffered through his own setbacks. The most interesting parts we 4.5 starsWhen I brought this home I expected a lightweight tribute to his mother, Debbie Reynolds, and sister, Carrie Fisher, perhaps told with a bit of condescension and would skim to pick out the "juicy" parts. Well, turned out it more candid and detailed than I expected about the family's life and a lovely homage to his family. Debbie had a core of steel but it was Todd who kept this family together and resilient, even though he suffered through his own setbacks. The most interesting parts were the descriptions of his privileged childhood in the glamorous world of 1950s Hollywood and his various relationships (can you imagine a mother allowing her 16-year-old son to bring home an older woman from Europe as a “playmate”? I would lay odds there are many who didn’t know that side of Debbie Reynolds.). The details of their many financial setbacks were horrifying, which leads readers to wonder how on earth the scammers (including ex-spouses, managers, accountants) got away with what they did.If I had any issues with the book, it was that the sections outlining building a museum for Reynolds' memorabilia got a little too detailed and was a bit painful to read as I knew it was never going to happen. But the inside info on both his mother's and Carrie's lives was fascinating and at times sad, and I left the book thinking they both deserved better lives.I highly recommend this heartfelt and touching memoir to anyone who is familiar with the stars, and if you're like me, will be touched by the deaths of two beloved movie stars. This is also a good bet for those who don’t want a lot of crude content and profanity that has been appearing in many recent celebrity memoirs. Also recommend for anyone who has read Debbie Reynolds’ Make 'Em Laugh: Short-Term Memories of Longtime Friends (or read it after this), and Carrie Fisher’s memoirs such as Shockaholic and Wishful Drinking. Readers of Reynolds’ memoirs may find some repetition but Todd has included information not included in her books.
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  • Lata
    January 1, 1970
    Moving, surprising, Toff Fisher relates the intense, loving and difficult relationship Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher had for many years, probably exacerbated by Carrie Fisher’s mental illness and drug use. At the same time, we see the deep and loving relationship between Todd and Debbie, who I learned was an incredibly strong-willed and hardworking woman. Having read three of Carrie Fisher’s memoirs, I found this book, from Todd’s perspective, gave me a new and interesting view into these pe Moving, surprising, Toff Fisher relates the intense, loving and difficult relationship Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher had for many years, probably exacerbated by Carrie Fisher’s mental illness and drug use. At the same time, we see the deep and loving relationship between Todd and Debbie, who I learned was an incredibly strong-willed and hardworking woman. Having read three of Carrie Fisher’s memoirs, I found this book, from Todd’s perspective, gave me a new and interesting view into these people. It was kind of incredible to hear so many details of Debbie Reynolds’ near-constant financial worries.I began tearing up when Todd began relating the last time Carrie Fisher went into the hospital; and again when he described Debbie Reynolds’ unexpected death a day after Carrie Fisher. I wasn’t expecting to be so moved all over again remembering both women’s sudden deaths.For a book I picked up tentatively, wondering whether it would be worth the time, I really enjoyed this.
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  • Marie
    January 1, 1970
    Absolutely riveting. I literally couldn't put this down. And very heartfelt too.
  • Saturday's Child
    January 1, 1970
    Bravo Todd Fisher for sharing your story in such a loving and thoughtful manner, you sure have done “your girls” proud.
  • Phil
    January 1, 1970
    As the world's preeminent Leia-ologist, there is a dearth of literature regarding our princess, so I knew I had to read this book when I saw it announced a few months ago. It did not disappoint. Todd Fisher has a relaxed, easygoing style in his sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking stories about his sister and his mother. Unlike certain mainstream celebrities today, Todd and Carrie grew up privileged, but they most certainly did not grow up spoiled. Carrie faced her addictions and her men As the world's preeminent Leia-ologist, there is a dearth of literature regarding our princess, so I knew I had to read this book when I saw it announced a few months ago. It did not disappoint. Todd Fisher has a relaxed, easygoing style in his sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking stories about his sister and his mother. Unlike certain mainstream celebrities today, Todd and Carrie grew up privileged, but they most certainly did not grow up spoiled. Carrie faced her addictions and her mental illnesses with bravery and poise, and Todd was by her side as strong and hopeful as any brother could be. Their mother Debbie Reynolds was nothing if not hardworking, and Todd, loyal to a fault but the furthest imaginable from a "momma's boy," was there every step of the way, and it made for an incredible story. Todd deserves only the best life has to offer, and despite the difficult hand he has, at times, been dealt, he comes through with bravery, intelligence, kindness, and perseverance. This is a book I would recommend to anyone. I would love to shake your hand someday, Mr. Fisher.
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  • Callum McLaughlin
    January 1, 1970
    'I happen to think that growing up in the shadow of Debbie Reynolds was a safe, beautiful, privileged place to be, and I thrived in it.'This is a wonderfully touching and bittersweet tribute to two remarkable women, from the man who knew them best. It's written with love and warmth, in a relaxed, friends-gathered-round-the-table kind of way, but it never shies away from the darkness that visited them often in their stranger-than-fiction lives. As such, it's packed full of fun, charming anecdotes 'I happen to think that growing up in the shadow of Debbie Reynolds was a safe, beautiful, privileged place to be, and I thrived in it.'This is a wonderfully touching and bittersweet tribute to two remarkable women, from the man who knew them best. It's written with love and warmth, in a relaxed, friends-gathered-round-the-table kind of way, but it never shies away from the darkness that visited them often in their stranger-than-fiction lives. As such, it's packed full of fun, charming anecdotes highlighting their unique relationship, as well as poignant insights into Carrie's struggles with bipolar, addiction, and a distant father; Debbie's various betrayals at the hands of money-hungry men, and ailing health in later years; and Todd's own encounters with heartache.I'd venture to say that pretty much everyone who picks this up will do so because they're fans of Carrie and/or Debbie, and want to know more about them. Though they absolutely form the heart of the book, it's worth pointing out that this is in fact Todd's memoir. It's not Todd writing a biography of his mother and sister, but rather an account of his own life, branching off from and ultimately leading back to ‘his girls’, whilst also covering many of his own exploits along the way.The book definitely shines best when he is writing about them directly, however. He does so with such a sense of love, honour, and even protectiveness, that it's hard not to feel moved.I’ll leave the last word with Carrie herself though (I don’t think Todd would mind). Todd shared part of the beautiful message his sister wrote when his wife died, and I think it has proven oddly prescient for how we all feel about her and her mother now; a feeling which Todd captures with grace and fervour in My Girls:‘Christi didn’t just visit this world – she filled it with her humor and her own particular spirit. And she hasn’t left this world yet, nor is she likely to. We have lost her in one way, but in knowing her we gained in so many others… I’ll love you, Christi, as long as I’m alive… and that love will keep you living in all of us for the duration of our particular forever.’
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  • Scottsdale Public Library
    January 1, 1970
    After the untimely death of his sister Carrie and his mother Debbie Reynolds one day later in 2016, Todd Fisher was determined to share his story of “his girls.” Fans of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher have most likely read their autobiographical books and be familiar with many of the details, but Todd Fisher gives his unique perspective. He tells the story of his life as well which is interwoven with their stories. Better insight is given of Carrie’s struggles with addiction and bipolar disor After the untimely death of his sister Carrie and his mother Debbie Reynolds one day later in 2016, Todd Fisher was determined to share his story of “his girls.” Fans of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher have most likely read their autobiographical books and be familiar with many of the details, but Todd Fisher gives his unique perspective. He tells the story of his life as well which is interwoven with their stories. Better insight is given of Carrie’s struggles with addiction and bipolar disorder and Debbie’s problems with trying to keep afloat financially after two husbands bankrupted her. Debbie and Todd’s efforts to try to establish a museum of Hollywood costumes and props is well-documented, which ended up being auctioned off but made Debbie solvent again. Poignantly, he describes Debbie and Carrie’s sometimes volatile but mostly loving relationship and how, in the end especially, one couldn’t be without the other. The heartbreaking details of their last days take you right along with Todd for all the sorrow and media hysteria that surrounded these tragedies. (Note: Have a tissue handy). I greatly enjoyed Todd Fisher’s heartwarming tribute and would recommend this highly for fans who loved them too. -Sara H.
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  • Mary Sisney
    January 1, 1970
    I've read enough memoirs by Todd's extended family to teach a Reynolds-Fisher seminar. His is one of the best. Initially, I was turned off by the title. Since his so-called "girls" were older, more famous, and more powerful than he was, I thought he was being arrogant and possessive, like a typical white man. However, after reading the book, I realize the title was appropriate. Todd's older sister and mother may have been more famous and powerful, but he was the one who flew (or drove) to their I've read enough memoirs by Todd's extended family to teach a Reynolds-Fisher seminar. His is one of the best. Initially, I was turned off by the title. Since his so-called "girls" were older, more famous, and more powerful than he was, I thought he was being arrogant and possessive, like a typical white man. However, after reading the book, I realize the title was appropriate. Todd's older sister and mother may have been more famous and powerful, but he was the one who flew (or drove) to their rescue whenever they were in trouble. He took care of them. I also appreciated and empathized with his setting the record straight about how he felt when his mother and sister went to New York to perform in a Broadway play, leaving him behind in L.A. with his very flawed stepfather. Contrary to his mother's theory that he was angry, he was delighted because Harry Karl was kind to him and gave him lots of freedom. I felt the same way about my flawed, eccentric maternal grandmother. The only difference is that Todd was living in a mansion, and I was living in a rundown, shotgun four-room house with no hot water. More than his mother or his sister did, Todd revealed just how privileged his childhood was, and I appreciate that he appreciates that privilege.
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  • Mediaman
    January 1, 1970
    I've read 5 books about this family and this is by far the best. And I'm surprised--I almost passed it up, thinking Todd would have the least to say of all the Fisher/Reynolds books. Boy was I wrong! This book is jam-packed with inside stories about Hollywood. This is not a dull read--he jumps from story to story with a glee that is catchy and made me want to read the book even faster. By the end I decided I can't wait to read the book again some day!If you know anything about the family history I've read 5 books about this family and this is by far the best. And I'm surprised--I almost passed it up, thinking Todd would have the least to say of all the Fisher/Reynolds books. Boy was I wrong! This book is jam-packed with inside stories about Hollywood. This is not a dull read--he jumps from story to story with a glee that is catchy and made me want to read the book even faster. By the end I decided I can't wait to read the book again some day!If you know anything about the family history it's all here--but it has been covered before by mom Debbie, sister Carrie, absent dad Eddie, and even stepsister Joely. It's hard to put into words what Todd adds that makes this so entertaining, but his perspective is different from the rest. He seems functional and level-headed, as well as bluntly honest. Mostly he doesn't seem to care about all the bad things he or his family members were famous for.What is most shocking is the bombshell in the middle of the book that he is a born-again Christian, and that he started a church in California that was liberal evangelical, a precursor to what many evangelical churches are today where they intentionally don't hold to dogma. The problem with that is that anyone who claims to be a Christian can do whatever they want. So while he pledged his life to Christ (giving up his heavy drug usage) he had no problem continuing to sleep around with women from his own church! That included his second "wife" of 20 years who he met at the church, but despite Wikipedia claiming they were married (unable to locate a wedding date!) he admits in the book that they considered themselves married even though they never got around to it! Some of his post-conversion behavior is hard to defend (the same for the Christian women who cheated on him), and the fact that he was a follower of prosperity gospel Kenneth Copeland shows that he didn't have his head on straight but was the child of wealth. Yet it offers insight into what Hollywood values from those that claim to be followers of Christ--sexual purity and living a simple lifestyle aren't among them.The book is pretty well written but in his excitement he'll often go off on a tangent and lose some of the storytelling chronology. It also gets to be a bit long, with way too much detail about Debbie's horrible husbands, their failed businesses, and her Hollywood memorabilia. But the book is a great read. He provides plenty of details about the death of both stars and he was next to both of them when they passed away. It's the first half, where he details his youthful I-don't-care attitude toward celebrities, that is the most detailed and refreshing. More memoirs need to have this level of packing pages with eye-opening stories and downright fun. And, yes, my jaw literally dropped a couple of times to read about the amazing twists in a family life story that has been told many times before but never this well.
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  • PEI Public Library Service
    January 1, 1970
    This book is a loving homage to Todd Fisher’s sister, Carrie Fisher and their mother, Debbie Reynolds. These remarkable women both died within 24 hours of each other in December 2016, shocking the world and Todd. Debbie Reynolds was the famous Hollywood actress best known for her roles in Singin’ in the Rain and The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Carrie Fisher was an actress, author, screenwriter and mental health advocate best known for her role as Princess Leia from the Star Wars films.Debbie and her This book is a loving homage to Todd Fisher’s sister, Carrie Fisher and their mother, Debbie Reynolds. These remarkable women both died within 24 hours of each other in December 2016, shocking the world and Todd. Debbie Reynolds was the famous Hollywood actress best known for her roles in Singin’ in the Rain and The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Carrie Fisher was an actress, author, screenwriter and mental health advocate best known for her role as Princess Leia from the Star Wars films.Debbie and her famous singer husband Eddie Fisher were America’s Sweethearts and had two children, Carrie and Todd. Life was a Hollywood dream until Eddie left Debbie for actress Elizabeth Taylor, which led to their divorce. Eddie pretty much disappeared from their lives, leaving Debbie to raise her two children. This book follows Todd and Carrie from their unorthodox childhood of living in a mansion in California with Debbie and her second husband, Harry Karl; to the ups and downs of adulthood and aging. Todd offers insight into Carrie’s and Debbie’s lives as well as his own and also speaks candidly about Carrie’s bi-polar disorder and drug addiction, without censure or sensationalism. He was very close to both Carrie and Debbie and was very protective of “his girls”. Todd takes us behind the scenes of their famous family and it’s a fascinating glimpse into their lives written in a heartfelt and natural manner. This book covers everything from Debbie’s famous Hollywood parties in their home, to Todd and Carrie playing at the MGM studio backlot while their mother worked on a film, (which may just be the best playground ever), to the epic betrayals of all three of Debbie’s husbands, to Todd discovering religion and love of his own. It’s very funny in places and heartbreaking in others. This book is a real page turner and I recommend this to anyone who would like to learn more about this fiercely loving and loyal family. Borrow a copy: https://bit.ly/2TsxCXr
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  • Lori
    January 1, 1970
    "My Girls: A lifetime with Carrie and Debbie" is a homage from Todd Fisher to his "Girls" sister Carrie Fisher, and mother, Debbie Reynolds. It was about a year and a half ago that Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds died 24 hours apart. This memoir from Todd Fisher gives a loving tribute to his family. He shares what his life was like growing up with his sister Carrie and living with his mother Debbie Reynolds. In spite of rough times growing up he says he had a happy childhood. He writes about h "My Girls: A lifetime with Carrie and Debbie" is a homage from Todd Fisher to his "Girls" sister Carrie Fisher, and mother, Debbie Reynolds. It was about a year and a half ago that Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds died 24 hours apart. This memoir from Todd Fisher gives a loving tribute to his family. He shares what his life was like growing up with his sister Carrie and living with his mother Debbie Reynolds. In spite of rough times growing up he says he had a happy childhood. He writes about his father abandoning the family when he was an infant. then his mother's second marriage to a man who eventually gambled his mother's money away. Having to start all over. Todd talks of his own life while growing up with Carrie and his mother Debbie. he married three times. Helping his mother in Las Vegas when she was trying to start up a museum and hotel. he was there to help her when her third husband betrayed her and took her money. He writes of his sister Carrie and her bipolar illness. There is so much more to describe in this nicely written book about his family. I can see he was a devoted son and brother. A good memoir. would be good for those who may be a fan of Debbie Reynolds and/or Carrie Fisher.
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  • Gary
    January 1, 1970
    Wonderful! If you are a fan of either Debbie, or Carrie, or both, this book is for you. Goes into Todd's views of why they lived the way they did and struggled, yet were strong with what life threw their way. Totally worth the time.
  • Patti Alexander
    January 1, 1970
    Interesting book about the life of Debbie Reynolds & Carrie Fisher.
  • Emily
    January 1, 1970
    I got this to skim, and look at pictures. there were a lot of wonderful stories, and Todd Fisher is a nice writer with a solid voice. I may not have read every single page but I really enjoyed the time I had with this book!
  • Faythe
    January 1, 1970
    This took me a long to get through because I knew the ending. It was heartbreaking to learn of all the struggles they had.
  • Angela
    January 1, 1970
    I love Carrie Fisher so much that it's hard to review this book objectively, but after reading the last 2 chapters first (and crying like a baby), I found the book utterly engrossing and heart warming in how their family always stood together despite widely published issues. (And I especially love the reveal of who's who among some of the characters in "Postcards From The Edge!")
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  • Case
    January 1, 1970
    If i could give this 10 stars i would. Amazing. So well written. Funny & unbearably heartbreaking.
  • Katrina
    January 1, 1970
    By the end I was holding back tears- well trying to. 😭 💚
  • Kayo
    January 1, 1970
    Fun celeb book about a Hollywood family. Out there at times, but don't we expect that from celebrities? I loved how they were fiercely protective about each other. Nicely done.
  • Becky
    January 1, 1970
    5/5This was an amazing audiobook and Todd Fisher narrating made it all the more special.There are countless insights into life as Todd and Carrie grew up with Debbie Reynolds as their Mom. I didn't know much about Debbie Reynolds and only heard her name a few times before her death in 2016. The usual view of a Hollywood Mom, especially as famous and busy as Debbie Reynolds, when Carrie and Todd were growing up, is that of indifference or annoyance toward their children. Parents were obviously mu 5/5This was an amazing audiobook and Todd Fisher narrating made it all the more special.There are countless insights into life as Todd and Carrie grew up with Debbie Reynolds as their Mom. I didn't know much about Debbie Reynolds and only heard her name a few times before her death in 2016. The usual view of a Hollywood Mom, especially as famous and busy as Debbie Reynolds, when Carrie and Todd were growing up, is that of indifference or annoyance toward their children. Parents were obviously much less carefree in the 1960s than they are today.However, the way Todd describes Debbie is extraordinary and it makes me respect her so much more. I believe she was a pioneer in Hollywood; not just on-screen, but off-screen. From some of Todd's accounts, she was one of the view famous parents that would bring their children onto set with them, and take them where they were while performing across the world, and wanting to include their children in their day-to-day life. Debbie Reynolds was truly one-of-a-kind and her numerous heartbreaks and divorces did not stop her from living such a good and meaningful life.It breaks my heart that Carrie still struggled with drug abuse and addiction up until her death. As a huge fan of Star Wars from an early age, she was one of my idols growing up. Thankfully, I never knew what it was like to not see a powerful, and strong female on TV or in movies to look up to.Seeing her reprise the role of Princess, now General, Leia in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi was a nice way to say goodbye to Carrie Fisher, the actress. It is my hope that in Episode IX, fans will have an opportunity to say a final goodbye to Princess Leia, the character. The family and friends surrounding Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher are very strong - especially Billie Lourd. I could not imagine what she went through at that time and what she still has to face everyday. I am so grateful to Todd Fisher for writing this book and giving fans of his mother and sister an understanding of his girls, two of the most important and influential women in his life.Thank you Todd, for sharing little details about what the lives of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher were like.
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  • Leslie
    January 1, 1970
    Probably everyone remembers when they heard that Carrie Fisher died and were equally gobsmacked when her mother Debbie Reynolds died the next day. But as a fan of Carrie's who had read Postcards from the Edge before the movie all I could think was OMG Debbie is upstaging her again... Todd Fisher, Carrie's brother & Debbie's son, has a much sweeter version that Debbie didn't want Carrie to be alone. But I am sticking with my version of events.This is a memoir by Todd which means I got way mor Probably everyone remembers when they heard that Carrie Fisher died and were equally gobsmacked when her mother Debbie Reynolds died the next day. But as a fan of Carrie's who had read Postcards from the Edge before the movie all I could think was OMG Debbie is upstaging her again... Todd Fisher, Carrie's brother & Debbie's son, has a much sweeter version that Debbie didn't want Carrie to be alone. But I am sticking with my version of events.This is a memoir by Todd which means I got way more Todd and Todd's life than I would have wanted in a book about Carrie and Debbie; no offense Todd but I just don't care about you.What I did learn from this book is Debbie was one of the hardest working women EVER. Her family's motto was there is no such thing as Can't. She had terrible judgment when it came to men; Eddie Fisher merely broke her heart her second and third husbands stole her money. Honestly reading this book will make you want to go slap a dude because the men in her life were flaming assholes and not just husbands, lawyers, business managers, accountants. Seriously fuck you guys!!There was a terrible story in the book about the lawyer that handled Agnes Morehead's estate. Seriously I hope this guy is getting the pineapple treatment in hell, in fact that is too kind I hope this guy is getting the pineapple grenade treatment in hell (See Little Nicky or ask in the comments). See it turns out the attorney rewrote the will interior to make himself the beneficiary of all her property and Bewitched residuals leaving her aged mother with furniture. So if you are a person with money reading this and you can't get your will down to one page then leave copies with all the beneficiaries so your lawyer can't do this nasty business. And if you are woman with a lot of money of YOUR Own no matter how much money your husband has (or seems to have) get an iron clad prenup and never let him sign your name for anything. And get a business manager who will provide you with monthly updates. And if you are a woman who says "this can't happen" then read the damn book and then you will be so pissed you will want to kick some dude in the nads.The Carrie parts are really as tragic as you would imagine.
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  • Russell Sanders
    January 1, 1970
    I feel privileged and blessed that Todd Fisher shared his life with me. No, I don’t know Todd Fisher personally. And no, I never met his supremely generous, charming, and talented mother Debbie Reynolds. And neither did I ever meet his sister Carrie Fisher. But reading Todd Fisher’s My Girls, A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie was like getting to know each of them in an intensely personal way. I fell in love with Debbie Reynolds, when as a ten year old, I saw Tammy and the Bachelor. And that love I feel privileged and blessed that Todd Fisher shared his life with me. No, I don’t know Todd Fisher personally. And no, I never met his supremely generous, charming, and talented mother Debbie Reynolds. And neither did I ever meet his sister Carrie Fisher. But reading Todd Fisher’s My Girls, A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie was like getting to know each of them in an intensely personal way. I fell in love with Debbie Reynolds, when as a ten year old, I saw Tammy and the Bachelor. And that love affair grew and grew and grew. Along the way, I recognized and was overjoyed by the enormous talent the woman had. And I saw that she had a great love for her fans, coupled with a wicked sense of humor. I have seen her films over and over. I have read her autobiographies. And, by extension, I saw the talent in her daughter Carrie and loved seeing her performances and laughing at her even more wicked sense of humor. But Todd, to me, was a shadowy figure. He had never made a big splash that landed him in the news. I was aware of him, but I didn’t “know” him. But this book shows him to be a rich, well-rounded man who is chock full of talents and skills equal to those of his mother and sister. I bought My Girls because I wanted to read about Debbie, so at first I felt cheated hearing so much of Todd’s life told. Having read Debbie’s books, I had heard most of the stories he was telling about his mother. But the tender love he has for his mom, the poignant love he has for his sister, and the love they both had for him comes through this story, and it is powerful. By the time Todd gets to the final chapters of his mother’s sometimes turbulent life, he is relating things that never found their way into his mom’s books, and I was totally hooked. Seeing his take on his mom selling off her precious Hollywood memorabilia collection was heartbreaking yet ultimately heart lifting. Hearing him tell of Carrie’s collapse, hospital stay, and death and then, only a day later, his mother’s death was heart wrenching. I was literally sobbing. But the message he conveys about them both is absolutely beautiful, leaving me, through the tears, with a reinforced love for Debbie Reynolds and an appreciation for Carrie and Todd Fisher. This book is a treasure.
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  • Terri
    January 1, 1970
    I grew up with the stories of Debbie Reynolds, Eddie Fisher and Elizabeth Taylor. Reading the background of what happened through the eyes and memories of Todd Fisher, (Debbie's son) was wonderful. Debbie Reynolds really was like the Unsinkable Molly Brown. No matter how many times she was taken advantage of; she continued to fight to keep herself and her children going. She had so many unfortunate men in her life. Men that she trusted and men that always, always, let her down.She had her moment I grew up with the stories of Debbie Reynolds, Eddie Fisher and Elizabeth Taylor. Reading the background of what happened through the eyes and memories of Todd Fisher, (Debbie's son) was wonderful. Debbie Reynolds really was like the Unsinkable Molly Brown. No matter how many times she was taken advantage of; she continued to fight to keep herself and her children going. She had so many unfortunate men in her life. Men that she trusted and men that always, always, let her down.She had her moments with her daughter, Carrie Fisher. But in the end, the little family always took care of each other. She truly was a big factor in saving plenty of old Hollywood.One of the best parts was learning that Debbie and Elizabeth made up and remained dear friends throughout their lives.Todd Fisher was also very close to his sister, Carrie. He honestly discusses Carrie's many personal issues and how he and Debbie did their best to keep Carrie safe. They always had her back and took care of her needs. Carrie was brilliant and very talented. She was a bright light in Hollywood and was loved by many.
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  • Sharon Kolodziej
    January 1, 1970
    I was a young girl when Debbie Reynolds was first popular and would read everything I could about her. This book is a wonderland of information about her and her daughter Carrie Fisher. Being written by son and brother Todd Fisher makes it authentic. Loved all the stories, good and bad, the friendships, troubles and all. Would highly recommend this to any movie fan.
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  • Leah K
    January 1, 1970
    This is a lovely book written by Todd Fisher about his sister (Carrie Fisher) and mom (Debbie Reynolds). Both women are idols of mine and I went into this wearily - I'm not big on books that are written about people who have no way to defend themselves. But Todd comes off as quite sincere and loving. He's honest, but not brutal, when it comes to his family and himself. I learned a lot and couldn't stop reading. A beautiful tribute.
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  • Carol
    January 1, 1970
    A True Voice Fisher's voice shines through in his autobiographical account of life with his "girls ", mother Debbie Reynolds and sister Carrier Fisher. He uses tact discussing his absentee father and their brief, shallow reunions. Fisher is a bit syrupy where his mother is concerned, but it's authentic syrup. This was a delightful read overall!
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  • Paul Baker
    January 1, 1970
    This is a very good memoir with lots of detail. As son and brother two these two amazing actors, Todd Fisher delves into details of their lives and makes clear much that seemed murky. Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher were both pretty amazing women and this book gives terrific insight into their lives.
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  • Ashley
    January 1, 1970
    Absolutely the best non-fiction book I’ve ever read. Given my love for both of them and Debbie Reynolds being my all-time famous actress, the end was exceptionally hard to read, but I got through it with plenty of tears. Thank you, Todd Fisher, for sharing your girls with all of us.
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  • Elaine
    January 1, 1970
    His Girls: Todd, Debbie & CarrieBeautiful memoir by Todd Fisher about “his girls”, his mom Debbie Reynolds and his sister Carrie Fisher. Loving yet brutally honest. A must read for every fan that also helps bring us all a little closure.
  • Dan S
    January 1, 1970
    Great read. Learned a lot about Debbie Reynolds and her kids Todd and Carrie. Todd gave a great inside look at their lives and mother's life while growing up in the Fisher household
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