"This 'n That" was written after Davis suffered and eventually recovered from a stroke. The first chapters are about her illness and recovery. There's also a chapter written by Davis's assistant, Kathryn Sermak, where she describes Davis's personality and what it's like working for her. The book then goes back in time to describe Davis's career during the seventies and the eighties, and also the making of "What Ever Happened To Baby Jane
" as well as Davis's work with the Hollywood Canteen during WWII. Towards the end of the book she writes about her failed marriages and her children and grandchildren. She only briefly mentions her daughter, B.D. Hyman's, critical book "My Mother's Keeper
" and ends with an open letter to her daughter, as well as letters of support to Davis from, among others, Mia Farrow.
A very quick read. Recommended for Davis fans, and those who've read "My Mother's Keeper". It was interesting reading them back-to-back.