Doris Day: Her Own Story

May 15, 2019 - Comment

Biography of Doris Day with 36 pages of photographs and filmography. This unusual collaboration in the form of an autobiography brings together a highly skilled professional writer and the film superstar who never enjoyed being thought of as Miss Goody Two-shoes. For the first time, Doris Day tells the story behind the headlines of her

Biography of Doris Day with 36 pages of photographs and filmography. This unusual collaboration in the form of an autobiography brings together a highly skilled professional writer and the film superstar who never enjoyed being thought of as Miss Goody Two-shoes. For the first time, Doris Day tells the story behind the headlines of her private life- three marriages, real and rumored affairs, and professional triumphs countered by personal tragedies. At thirteen Doris was in a car hit by a train, and for a while she expected to be crippled for life. At sixteen she was earning her living on the road signing with bands. At seventeen she married a man who turned out to be a psychopathic sadist. She talks of many other things she never told anyone before, and her book is as compelling as it is honest. Mr. Hotchner, the author of Papa Hemingway: A Personal Memoir, has enriched her story with candid interviews with her son, Terry Melcher; her mother, her friends, and many of the people she has worked with including Bob Hope, James Garner, and Jack Lemmon. In this perceptive book, “the girl next door” turns out to be an inspiring woman of unique courage and strength.

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Anonymous says:

Frank, shocking, candid and raw. Exceptional read! I’ve been a Doris Day fan as long as I can remember. Everything about her appeals to me. This book delivered more than I expected. It is not just written as an autobiography, but it is balanced with interviews with friends, costars and family members. She definitely puts it all right out there, in a very frank and raw way. While she states she doesn’t like the girl-next-door “image” of herself, a phrase she distinctly dislikes, I’ll admit that a part of her is very much that…

Anonymous says:

Thank you, Doris. This will change how you think about Doris. She was very correct that people had a false perception of her persona. I did. I enjoyed reading her very candid, honest, life account. I came away a little disappointed she didn’t have the life I hoped for her (a happy marriage to a decent man who treated her well and took care of her) but I was very grateful that her son was such a strong person and became such a wonderful advocate for her. Doris should have had it better, all throughout her life,…

Anonymous says:

Doris Day says don’t read those rag mags. Instead, give to DDAF.org for her 4-legged babies This is the ONLY book to read about Doris, because it is her own story. It is not salacious or full of untruths. Unfortunately, Doris’s life has been full of sadness and tragedy. In short, the men she married used and abused her. She trusts completely and later finds that was a disaster. The millions made from years of hard work and supposed “investing”, have all disappeared. Doris then has to pick herself up, while she is still in the public eye, mourn the loss of a husband she thought she…

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