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  • Title: Doris Day: Her Own Story
  • Author: A.E. Hotchner Doris Day
  • ISBN: 9780688029685
  • Page: 363
  • Format: Hardcover

  • 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 aBiography 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 rud 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.
    A.E. Hotchner Doris Day
    A E Hotchner is the author of many books and plays He graduated from Washington University Law School in 1941, practiced law briefly, then served in the Air Force as a military journalist After his stint in the armed forces, Hotchner met Ernest Hemingway, and the two spent the next 14 years as close friends Hotchner is best known for Papa Hemingway, his 1966 biography of Ernest Hemingway, whose work he had adapted for plays and television.He has earned admiration for giving all profits from a number of ventures with actor Paul Newman including co authorship of a cookbook, as well as musical benefits to support the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and other charities.Hotchner lives in Westport, Connecticut.


    I've been a fan of Doris Day ever since I discovered "Pilllow Talk" whilst channel flicking. The blurb on the back of this book promises to shatter the image of Doris as the virginal sunshine girl we see on the screen.To be honest, although I kew that to be Doris' image I could always see an element of mischief in her eyes, especially in her comic roles and it shows itself most plainly in the three films she did with her good friend Rock Hudson. I think the reality this book really shows is the [...]

    Samantha Glasser
    I love Doris Day. Among my collection of autographs, the personalized photo she signed for me is one of my favorites. Her movies never fail to put a smile on my face and give me a role model to look up to. At the time this book was published, Day wanted to shed the wholesome goody-two-shoes image from her films and give insight into the pitfalls in her life. It is a candid recounting of a life far from perfect. Her first husband abused her, her second abandoned her and her third squandered her m [...]

    "I was somewhat leery about this autobiography. It seemed too bland and Pollyannaish, but now that I’ve finished it I can understand why it was a best seller upon its publication in 1975. Doris Day writes about her life, films, marriages and affairs with a candidness that helped dispel her virgin-next-door image, but it’s her engaging optimism and good cheer in facing life’s problems that comes to the fore throughout these pages. She does dwell too much on her religious beliefs and the ban [...]

    One of my guilty pleasures is reading celebrity autobiographies. People are just so fascinating! I enjoyed this one, Doris Day was very frank and honest I felt. Somehow it is always sort of interesting to know that people who look so sunny and somewhat perfect have challenges too. I could have done with a bit less on her legal woes but I am sure when that has been a big part of your recent life you would tend to dwell on it.

    Like most everyone who has reviewed this book, I too am a Doris Day fan and was intrigued to learn more about her life off the screen. It was a bit repetitive and preachy at times, but the mix of perspectives and approachable tone kept me turning the pages quickly. There are also some inspiring sections with useful tricks of the business included here and there. Worth the read!

    She seems a little insaneor maybe it's me.

    I don't normally read bios, but I came across this in the library one day, and since I love Doris Day I couldn't help myself. Her life seems so tragic. It's hard to believe that someone so cheerful naturally has had all this happen to her and yet she doesn't seem angry about it. She just accepts it and moves on. As a book it was interesting because I didn't know anything about Doris Day prior to reading it. However, I was looking forward to learning more about her relationship with Rock Hudson. [...]

    As a fan of Doris, I enjoyed reading about her life. The person I felt the most compassion for was her son Terry. Marty Melcher was horrible to him and Doris should have protected her son. He was sent to military school in the same town. It's a miracle he survived his upbringing and became as successful as he did. The whole Christian Scientist thing I could not comprehend. But I love Doris from her singing, to her movies, and her love of animals. Still a fan.

    Probably wasn't worth my time to read. About half way I skimmed through. Partly because she had such a terrible life. I mean really bad stuff happened to her and I guess her goal (as she states) and the way she gave it was she was trying to shock the audience and get rid of that goody goody reputation she had. Well, sadly it does that. Again I'm amazed at the stars' lives.

    Clayton Bye
    I read this book many, many years ago and would sincerely like to read a follow up (this one was released in 1975). It has always seemed to me that despite her disastrous off-screen life, Day found a healthy place for her to be--and I'm not just talking psychologically, making her one of the few mega stars to successfully withdraw from a lifestyle that has ground so many other into the dust.

    I was amazed at how many movies she made - 17 in 20 years. I liked learning she dated Ronnie Reagan back when he was a liberal democrat. I was disappointed in her mothering style. And I was surprised to learn her son, Terry, dated Candice Bergen and was indirectly involved in the Manson murder trial.

    Very interesting read. If you know enjoy Doris Day in the slighest bit you will enjoy this book. It is filled with nearly every aspect of her life, but is not boring like some biographies can be. it reads like a fun fiction book, keeping the pages turning. Her life entails so much more than i ever expected.

    Who doesn't love Doris Day? What a life she lead. And she arrived supreme, regardless of the many adversities thrown in her way. Well written, doesn't bog down in details, just a quick overview of ups and downs. She's an amazing individual, strong, smart and positive. Excellent role model. Quick and rewarding read.

    I loved this book. I learned so much about Doris that I never knew. She is honest and direct and doesn't sugar coat a thing. This was a wonderful book.

    Wonderful book with insight to Doris Day's life. It showed her talent as well as imperfections. I highly recommend this book to her fans.

    Nancy Loe
    Pretty dishy account - how else would we know that once a week she covers herself in Vaseline and sleeps on rubber sheets?

    Carolyn F.
    I remember I enjoyed this book. She had to sacrifice a lot to become successful. Financially screwed by a husband (just like Debbie Reynolds).

    This was the very first hardcover book I purchased. The bookstore in my small town had to put it on order for me, and so I had it very soon after it was released. I've read it many many times, and have extra copies in paperback that I lend out to friends. I'm a huge fan of Doris Day, and this is the very best book written about her as it really has the inside scoop. It's the only book about DDay that had her full participation and endorsement. I will say that there are other books about her that [...]

    Book Addict Shaun
    I got this from US for $0.01 + shipping. What arrived was a well read, very yellowed copy of the book from when it was first published. I usually hate books in this condition, much preferring a brand new copy. But being a massive fan of Doris Day I was willing to overlook that and I am glad I did. I grew up watching Day on video and then DVD and loved her films all through my childhood. It was only when I got the Internet that I realised that her life wasn't exactly the same as her film charact [...]

    I love watching old Doris Day movies. She always has such a bubbly, fun personality, and this book was co-authored by her so it's a pretty accurate biography; although an old one. It was sad to read though what a terrible personal life she's had. Still a good read if you like Doris Day. I really enjoyed it.

    I liked this book in that I learned about a real person with real problems. I like getting behind the movie screen to know the person. However, this book just made me sad because her life was so full of pain and disappointment. I ached for her as I read it. So, it was good, but a bit depressing.

    I gave this book a four, but it's more from an interest factor than from a well-written one. It was fascinating to see inside the actress's mind, but the writing was repetitive and awkward in places. Very interesting, though.

    I was very much surprised when I read this book. For someone who made such sunny movies, her life off screen was difficult at best. But she is very much to be admired for her resilience. Good book.

    I really liked this autobiography. Although, it was written so long ago that it doesn't contain the last 15 to 20 years of her life. But I learned a lot about her that I didn't know. Things like her religion, abusive husbands, and movies she hated making. All in all, a very good read.

    What can I say? I love Doris Day, so I was always going to be completely hooked reading her life in her own words. OK, yes, she does leave stuff out, and it's far from a kiss and tell book, but there was plenty going on in her personal life that she bravely reveals here.

    Laurajane Barber
    She's a bit kooky. Her life has been nothing like I would have ever imagined. This girl next door has had a hard knock life.

    Very interesting lady! Don't think I'll ever see her movies the same way now that I know what her behind the scenes life was like.

    At the time I belonged to the Literary Guild book club and I wenton a run of celebrity bios. Day was always in the movies I sawas a kid, things aren't always rosy behind the big screen.

    London Litchfield
    After watching some of her films, I was curious and picked this up to read. A woman who always found a way to make lemonade out of lemons!

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