Make ‘Em Laugh: Short-Term Memories of Longtime Friends

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William Morrow #ad - Combining her wicked sense of humor and appealing charm, poignant, she reveals the personal side of show business and fame in funny, and delightful reminiscences. The beloved hollywood star and new york times bestselling author of Unsinkable continues her intimate chat with fans in this entertaining collection of anecdotes, jokes, stories, and random musings from a woman who has seen it all—and done most of it.

From her acclaimed performances to her headline-making divorce from Eddie Fisher, raising a famous daughter to hitting the road with a successful one-woman show, Debbie Reynolds was in the spotlight for decades. Over her more than six-decade-long career she met presidents, performed for the Queen of England, and partied with kings.

In this fabulous personal tour, bette davis, frank sinatra, she recalls wonderful moments with the greats of the entertainment world—Lucille Ball, Phyllis Diller, and many, many more—sharing stories that shed new light on her life and career and the glittering world of Hollywood then and now. Nothing is off limits: debbie talks about her sex life, her family drama—and even shares a few secret recipes.

Make 'Em Laugh: Short-Term Memories of Longtime Friends #ad - A true hollywood icon, debbie reynolds died on december 28, just one day after the death of her daughter, 2016, beloved by millions of fans around the world, at the age of 84, actress and author Carrie Fisher. Debbie has plenty to tell—and in Make ’Em Laugh, she dishes it in the warm, down-to-earth voice her fans adore.

Debbie shares memories of late night pals and some of the greatest comedians of all time, and tales of marriage, motherhood, stories from the big screen and small, and children.

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Unsinkable: A Memoir

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William Morrow #ad - Unsinkable is the definitive memoir by film legend and Hollywood icon Debbie Reynolds. In unsinkable, comedienne, singer,  her experiences as the foremost collector of hollywood memorabilia, and intimate details of her marriages and family life with her children, and dancer Debbie Reynolds shares the highs and lows of her life as an actress during Hollywood’s Golden Age, the late great actress, anecdotes about her lifelong friendship with Elizabeth Taylor, Carrie and Todd Fisher.

A story of heartbreak, “america’s sweetheart” debbie reynolds picks up where she left off in her first memoir, Debbie: My Life, and survival, hope, and is illustrated with previously unpublished photos from Reynolds’s personal collection. Debbie reynolds died on december 28, 2016, at the age of 84, just one day after the death of her daughter, actress and author Carrie Fisher.

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Instant Mom

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HarperOne #ad - Vardalos explores innovative ways to conquer the challenges all new moms face, from sleep to personal grooming, and learns that whether via biology, relationship, or adoption—motherhood comes in many forms. The book includes laugh-out-loud behind the scenes Hollywood anecdotes, plus an Appendix on how to adopt worldwide.

Vardalos will donate proceeds from the book sales to charities. Vardalos candidly shares her instant motherhood story that is relatable for all new moms and dads! . So she made a choice that shocked friends, family, and even herself: with only fourteen hours' notice, she adopted a preschooler. Instant mom is vardalos's poignant and hilarious true chronicle of trying to become a mother while fielding nosy "frenemies" and Hollywood reporters asking, "Any baby news?" With genuine and frank honesty, she describes how she and husband Ian Gomez eventually found their daughter.

Instant Mom #ad - Some families are created in different ways but are still, in every way, a family. Writer and star of my big fat greek wedding, Nia Vardalos firmly believed she was supposed to be a mom, but Mother Nature and modern medicine had put her in a headlock. And what happened next.

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Debbie Reynolds : A Biography of America’s Sweetheart

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#ad - Debbie reynolds : a biography of america’s SweetheartDebbie Reynolds's long-running career can be attributed to her sunny demeanor and charming, wholesome good looks. Despite her type-cast as the "good girl", Debbie Reynolds avoided repetition in her roles, keeping herself current, and allowing each role she tackled to remain fresh and relevant for audiences.

Debbie reynolds's success is evident in the long list of awards, accolades and nominations Debbie Reynolds has received. Debbie reynolds has had success, with film, movie and TV roles thanks to her acting ability, stage, charming demeanor and good looks, and Debbie Reynolds's beautiful singing voice. Debbie reynolds has brought us memorable roles and songs, some still just as famous and well known as the day they premiered.

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My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie

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William Morrow #ad - His book, part memoir, celebrates their legacies through a more intimate, poignant, part homage, 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.

. 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.

Thanks to his funny, talent, but always close to his cherished mom, no-nonsense mother, loving, Todd remained down to earth, and to his sister through her meteoric rise to stardom and her struggle with demons that never diminished her humor, his own man, 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.

My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie #ad - 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.

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The Whole Truth and Nothing But

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Graymalkin Media, LLC #ad - In the whole truth and nothing but, we get Hedda’s side of the story—and what a story it is. Hedda hopper is portrayed by Judy Davis in the Ryan Murphy TV series Feud.  . And in this sensational memoir, she tells all. In her career, from joan crawford and bette davis to charlie Chaplin and Katherine Hepburn, Hopper crossed some of Hollywood’s biggest bold-faced names, and her feud with rival gossip columnist Louella Parsons became the stuff of legend.

From the dawn of the studio system to the decade it all came crashing down, Hedda Hopper was one of the Queens of Hollywood. With a readership of 20, hopper turned nobodies into stars, 000, 000 people, and brought stars to their knees. Although she made her name as a star of the silent screen, she found her calling as a gossip columnist, where she had the ear of the most powerful force in show business: the public.

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In the Company of Legends

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Beaufort Books #ad - Starting with their award winning profiles of fred astaire in 1980, Joan Kramer and David Heeley documented the lives and careers of many Hollywood legends, persuading the reluctant, establishing a reputation for finding the un-findable, and maintaining unique relationships long after the end credits rolled.

These were recognized as high-quality, definitive film portraits, which revitalized the genre and made it a mainstay of television programming. This is their insiders’ view of the famous and the powerful: katharine hepburn, Paul Newman, James Stewart, Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, Jane Fonda, and Bette Davis, Richard Dreyfuss, Lew Wasserman, Ronald Reagan, Johnny Carson, Joanne Woodward, among others.

In the Company of Legends #ad - . Kramer and heeley’s behind the scenes stories of the productions and the personalities involved are amusing, sometimes moving, often revealing, and have never been told before.

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Don't Know Much About® the American Presidents Don't Know Much About...Hardcover

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Hachette Books #ad - Examining each chief executive, davis tells all the stories, the memorable to the forgettable and the forgotten, from the low lights to the bright lights, offering rich anecdotes about real people. For history buffs and history-phobes alike, this entertaining book may change your understanding of the highest office in the land throughout more than two hundred years of history.

He also charts the history of the presidency itself, debunking myths and grading the presidents from A+ to F. Which president broke the law to prevent enslaved people from being freed? who said, " to the creation of the presidency, and on through rich profiles of each man who has held the office, "When the president does it, that means it's not illegal"? Why does America have a president? From the heated debates among the framers of the Constitution in 1787 over an "elected king, New York Times bestselling author Kenneth C.

Don't Know Much About® the American Presidents Don't Know Much About...Hardcover #ad - . Davis takes readers on a guided tour of American history.

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Betty Grable: The Reluctant Movie Queen

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Crossroad Press #ad - Betty grable: the reluctant movie queen is a fascinating and intimate account of the famous star who was for many years the highest-paid woman in America and a favorite pin-up all over the world. Filled with fascinating and intimate accounts from many who knew her well, this publication is a well-documented and eminently readable biography of the sparkling, complex personality of one of the best-loved stars in Hollywood's history.

This is the digital edition of the original 1982 print publication.

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The Return of George Washington: Uniting the States, 1783-1789

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William Morrow #ad - Reluctant, but duty-bound, Washington rode to Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 to preside over the Convention. Although washington is often overlooked in most accounts of the period, this masterful new history from Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward J. Yet as washington contentedly grew his estate, the fledgling American experiment floundered.

Under the articles of confederation, the weak central government was unable to raise revenue to pay its debts or reach a consensus on national policy. Larson brilliantly uncovers washington’s vital role in shaping the Convention—and shows how it was only with Washington’s support and his willingness to serve as President that the states were brought together and ratified the Constitution, thereby saving the country.

The Return of George Washington: Uniting the States, 1783-1789 #ad - Jefferson, madison, and the other Founding Fathers realized that only one man could unite the fractious states: George Washington. When a constitutional Convention was established to address these problems, its chances of success were slim. Larson reveals how george washington saved the United States by coming out of retirement to lead the Constitutional Convention and serve as our first president.

After leading the continental Army to victory in the Revolutionary War, George Washington shocked the world: he retired. New york times bestseller"an elegantly written account of leadership at the most pivotal moment in American history" Philadelphia Inquirer: Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Edward J.

In december 1783, the most powerful man in the country, General Washington, stepped down as Commander in Chief and returned to private life at Mount Vernon. The states bickered and grew apart.

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The Lonely Life: An Autobiography

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Hachette Books #ad - Originally published in 1962, loves, the lonely life is legendary silver screen actress Bette Davis's lively and riveting account of her life, and marriages--now in ebook for the first time, and updated with an afterword she wrote just before her death. The lonely life proves conclusively that the legendary image of Bette Davis is not a fable but a marvelous reality.

As davis says in the opening lines of her classic memoir: "I have always been driven by some distant music--a battle hymn, no doubt--for I have been at war from the beginning. I was going to conquer the world. A bold, her rise to stardom in hollywood, unapologetic book by a unique and formidable woman, the birth of her beloved children, The Lonely Life details the first fifty-plus years of Davis's life--her Yankee childhood, and the uncompromising choices she made along the way to succeed.

The Lonely Life: An Autobiography #ad - . I rode into the field with sword gleaming and standard flying. The book was updated with new material in the 1980s, all the drama, bringing the story up to the end of Davis's life--all the heartbreak, and all the love she experienced at every stage of her extraordinary life.

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