September 17, 1999 at 04:00 AM EDT

Been There, Done That

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
genre
Memoir
We gave it a B

”It isn’t the music that people remember most about me,” writes Eddie Fisher, despite his inaccurate claim to more consecutive hit records than Elvis or the Beatles, ”it’s the women.” And in this deliciously grubby memoir, the singer once hailed as the ”Jewish Sinatra” enumerates his mind-boggling roster of famous sexual conquests. Boldfacing his starchy marriage to America’s sweetheart, Debbie Reynolds (”the sex was terrible”), and his scandalous amour with Elizabeth Taylor, who sent Fisher into a tailspin when she dumped him for Richard Burton, Fisher’s vulgar anecdotes will be music to gossip lovers’ ears. B

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