Unsinkable - Debbie Reynolds & Dorian Hannaway


By Debbie Reynolds & Dorian Hannaway

  • Release Date: 2013-04-02
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 202 Ratings


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

In Unsinkable, the late great 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, 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Debbie Reynolds picks up where she left off in her first memoir, Debbie: My Life, and is illustrated with previously unpublished photos from Reynolds’s personal collection.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.


  • Wonderful story!

    By Lost circus hd
    I could not put this down. The story is written so well. I felt her joy as well as her pain all through the book. She is such a strong woman and a good role model with her "can do" attitude. I've always admired Debbie Reynolds and I wish I could have the opportunity to actually meet her. Bravo Debbie!!!
  • Unsinkable

    By Skadi08
    I have always loved Debbie Reynolds. I really enjoyed reading about her life and also the lives of so many actors. Just loved it! Thank You Debbie for so many wonderful years, although there were many trials and tribulations along the way. But, that's life.
  • Unsinkable

    By Linetheway
    Thoroughly enjoyed this book! I have always loved Ms. Reynolds films and have seen most of them. She is a wonderful actress and I feel like I know her much better now. I am sorry she has struggled in her private life and that her museum never was a reality; but she leaves behind a real legacy for all of us to enjoy! She's a winner!!!
  • Unsinkable and Amazing

    By cherisx
    I am in total awe of Debbie Reynolds after reading this book. She has seen and been through it all -- from vaudeville to HBO as a singer/dancer, actress, hotel owner, avid collector and museum curator to wife, mother and grandmother. The people she has known and continues to know are simply the best of the best in show business. She tells you about the things she got right as well as some of the mistakes she made. Thank you Ms. Reynolds for being the Unsinkable you. P.S. The Unsinkable Molly Brown is one of my favorite films along with Singing in the Rain.
  • You are a class act!!

    By Nini4u
    Thank you for this book. I grew up in a small town in Nebraska, watching you dance and sing your way to stardom. I so appreciate your efforts to preserve old Hollywood! I'm so glad that the collection was able to give back to you and your family. It restores my faith in good deeds and the karma that it generates.
  • Unsinkable

    Happy to have taken this ride with you Debbie. You are truly UNSINKABLE...Keep On Keeping On!!! xoxo
  • Unsinkable

    By L R-K
    The title says it all. This is a book well written and hopefully read by many. Most biographies are poorly written causing the reader to 'struggle' through the book. This book does NOT fall into that trap. It was a GREAT book! Thank you Miss Reynolds for sharing so much of yourself both on screen and especially within the pages of this book.
  • A delight.

    By Drwildhare
    I absolutely love reading about such a grand time in Hollywood. Reading about Ms Reynolds life I just am in awe and have a new respect. I recommend. Highly.
  • Unsinkable

    By LynBev
  • Disappointed

    By Debbie A T
    Enjoyed most of her performances and movies but a real Debbie Downer first part of book...by the time second part of book started I just was disappointed I spent the money