Sallie Fields provides an inside intimate evaluation of Reynolds.
"In an interview with the New York Times, Field expressed relief that Reynolds would never read her [new] memoir, including the way she described him as controlling and compared him to her abusive stepfather."
“'This would hurt him,' she said. 'I felt glad that he wasn’t going to read it, he wasn’t going to be asked about it, and he wasn’t going to have to defend himself or lash out, which he probably would have. I did not want to hurt him any further.'"