Actress, director, entertainer Joely Fisher's touching, down-to-earth memoir filled with incredible, candid stories about her life, her famous parents, and how the loss of her unlikely hero, sister Carrie Fisher, ignited the writer in her.
Growing up in an iconic Hollywood Dynasty, Joely Fisher knew a show business career was her destiny. The product of world-famous crooner Eddie Fisher and ’60s sex kitten Connie Stevens, she struggled with her own identity and place in the world on the way to a decades-long career as an acclaimed actress, singer, and director.
Now, Joely shares her unconventional coming of age and stories of the family members and co-stars dearest to her heart, while stripping bare her own misadventures. In Growing Up Fisher, she recalls the beautifully bizarre twist of fate by which she spent a good part of her childhood next door to Debbie Reynolds. She speaks frankly about the realities of Hollywood—the fame and fortune, the constant scrutiny. Throughout, she celebrates the anomaly of a two-decade marriage in the entertainment industry, and the joys and challenges of parenting five children, while dishing on what it takes to survive and thrive in the unrelenting glow of celebrity. She speaks frankly about how the loss of her sister Carrie Fisher became a source of artistic inspiration.
Fisher’s memoir, with never-before-seen photos, will break and warm your heart.
Growing up Fisher
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I know many of Joely’s fans (as well as her mother and sisters’ fans) will love reading about the family dynamics from Connie and Eddie to Debbie and Carrie. It is a charmed life for sure but one also with some ups and downs and sadnesses that Joely opens up about and shares willingly. I love hearing about all the successes Joely and her sister, Tricia Leigh have had over the years and seeing how happily married they are and have such adorable children! Connie was a great mom to them in that she adored them unfailingly and gave them a sense of autonomy and they learned very young how to get along in life even though their father was not involved in those early years. Well done Joely! A great read!