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Wishful Drinking - Carrie Fisher

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In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher tells the true and intoxicating story of her life with inimitable wit. Born to celebrity parents, she was picked to play a princess in a little movie called Star Warswhen only 19 years old. "But it isn't all sweetness and light sabres." Alas, aside from a demanding career and her role as a single mother (not to mention the hyperspace hairdo), Carrie also spends her free time battling addiction and weathering the wild ride of manic depression.

It's an incredible tale - from having Elizabeth Taylor as a stepmother, to marrying (and divorcing) Paul Simon, and from having the father of her daughter leave her for a man, to ultimately waking up one morning and finding a friend dead beside her in bed.

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      Comments about Wishful Drinking:

      A very funny and candid account of her life, including growing up as a child of Hollywood royalty, her acting roles and her battles with addiction and depression. The only problem is, it isn't long enough! I wanted more. Luckily she has a number of other books which I will be sure to read in future.

       
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          This is an easy read book, laughed so hard had tears streaming down my face. Only wish it had have been thicker with more content, I hated when it ended. What a great author she was, funny, witty and intelligent. I have since bought two of her other books and can't wait to get into them. What a sad loss to the world now she has gone.

           
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            What a remarkable woman Carriewas.

             
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            great read.. great laugh

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              Carrie Fisher

              Carrie Fisher, the daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, became an icon when she starred as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy. Her eclectic Hollywood career includes roles in numerous films such as The Blues BrothersWhen Harry Met Sally and the recent world-wide blockbuster, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. She is the author of such international bestselling novels and non-fiction as Wishful DrinkingSurrender the PinkDelusions of GrandmaThe Best Awful, and Postcards from the Edge, which was made into a hit film starring Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep. Fisher's experience with addiction and mental illness--and her willingness to speak honestly about them-- made her a sought-after speaker and respected advocate before her death in 2016.

              Visit Carrie Fisher's Booktopia Author Page


              ISBN: 9781847397836
              ISBN-10: 1847397832
              Audience: General
              Format: Paperback
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 176
              Published: 24th January 2017
              Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
              Country of Publication: GB
              Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.2  x 1.1
              Weight (kg): 0.13
              Edition Number: 1