Unsinkable: a memoir


Unsinkable: a memoir by Debbie Reynolds


Debbie Reynolds’s first leading role in the classic film, Singin’ in the Rain, set her on a path to superstardom. But beneath the glitz and glamour, “America’s Sweetheart” was often miserable.

In this tell-all memoir, Debbie recalls the highs and lows of her Hollywood experience. Sharing anecdotes that never made the tabloids, and revealing private details of her marriages and family life, she recounts experiences which are crazier than fiction.

Illustrated with dozens of previously unseen photos, Unsinkable shares stories about numerous stars from Hollywood’s Golden Age, including Gene Kelly, Ava Gardner, and, of course, Elizabeth Taylor, the best friend who famously ran off with Debbie’s first husband.

Filled with Debbie’s trademark wit, this memoir is a chronicle of courage and tenacity in the face of staggering odds, and will resonate with anyone who has experienced loss and heartbreak.


Very enjoyable trip down memory lane.

Very good read! When movies were great/enjoying.

Totally enjoyed part were Carrie Fisher, her daughter wrote about her mother.

Very quick but enjoyable read, as most of us remember the movies as in “How the West was won”, which she starred in as well as many others.

Took the view that this book related to life – what we want, expect, need, marriage, family, and career. Debbie Reynolds just wanted what we all want – plus a career in a different industry. She had a great relationship with her children throughout her financial troubles as well as her three marriages. She was unsuccessful in her marriages, but always able to pick herself up and on she goes!!! She was just too nice of a person.

There was a very good discussion; which brought to point some very heavy moral discussions of right and wrong, of life today.


Read by – The Last Thursday Book Group