I have never been a Star Wars fanatic (although the love the original three) or a Carrie Fisher fan (in the true sense of the word), but I have read all of Carrie’s books (before she died) and have a Princess Leia doll (in the box since the 1980). But I had to read Todd Fisher’s book about his life with his sister Carrie and his mom Debbie (Reynolds). My Girls is a fantastic read! It was great to get another perspective from someone who lived it too.
Todd, Carrie and Debbie were incredibly close. I knew Eddie Fisher left Debbie Reynolds for Elizabeth Taylor of course, but I didn’t realize he left the entire family when Carrie and Todd were only three and two years old – and never had any contact with them while they were growing up. This brought on a sort of us against the world sort of mentality for Todd, Carrie and Debbie. Carrie and Todd were best friends, Todd and Debbie were best friends and Carrie and Debbie were best friends, although they had their issues. But by the end of their lives, they were living feet apart in their separate houses in a little compound.
My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie by Todd Fisher is a fascinating read especially if you are at all interested in Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds or Hollywood in general.