Wednesday, November 11, 2015

"Make 'Em Laugh"

The beloved Hollywood star and New York Times bestselling author of Unsinkable continues her intimate chat with fans in this entertaining collection of anecdotes, stories, jokes, 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 has been in the spotlight for decades. She’s met presidents, performed for the Queen of England, and partied with kings. A show business icon, she continues to sing and dance—and can drop more names than Andy Cohen.

In this fabulous personal tour, she recalls wonderful moments with the greats of the entertainment world—Lucille Ball, Frank Sinatra, Bette Davis, 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. 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, stories from the big screen and small, and tales of marriage, motherhood, and children. Combining her wicked sense of humor and appealing charm, she reveals the personal side of show business and fame in funny, poignant, and delightful reminiscences. Nothing is off limits: Debbie talks about her sex life, her family drama—and even shares a few secret recipes.

As irresistible as the woman at its heart, this collection shows the consummate skill of a beloved entertainer who truly knows how to Make ’Em Laugh.

My Thoughts...

Ms. Reynolds has always been a favorite entertainer of mine. I remember as a teen-ager taking the Greyhound bus to a town 30 miles away to see her movies. I had a sister who lived in that town, so I would make a week-end or week of it. So, when I see a book by Debbie Reynolds, I just have to read it. I enjoyed her last book, "Unsinkable" a memoir, in 2013. 

I was not disappointed reading this one of her collections of stories, jokes, and musings. It is a quick read, with pictures, that brought back memories of more innocent times. It is always fun reading her stories, and watching her movies. 

I enjoyed this enough to award it 4 "Laughing" stars. This book is a part of my Nook library.


  1. I've have always liked Debbie Reynolds and loved her as Grace's mom in Will and Grace. Glad it was an enjoyable read.

  2. GigI Ann, I'm glad you enjoyed this book! It sounds like a terrific book about a wonderful performer.