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Wishful Drinking - Carrie Fisher

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Published: 8th September 2009
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Carrie Fisher reads her New York Times Bestselling Memoir!

Finally, after four hit novels, Carrie Fisher comes clean (well, sort of) with the crazy truth that is her life in her first-ever memoir. In Wishful Drinking, adapted from her one-woman stage show, Fisher reveals what it was really like to grow up a product of "Hollywood in-breeding," come of age on the set of a little movie called Star Wars, and become a cultural icon and bestselling action figure at the age of nineteen.

Intimate, hilarious, and sobering, Wishful Drinking is Fisher, looking at her life as she best remembers it (what do you expect after electroshock therapy?). It's an incredible tale: the child of Hollywood royalty -- Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher -- homewrecked by Elizabeth Taylor, marrying (then divorcing, then dating) Paul Simon, having her likeness merchandized on everything from Princess Leia shampoo to PEZ dispensers, learning the father...

About the Author

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 star-studded career includes roles in numerous films such as The Blues Brothers and When Harry Met Sally. She is the author of five bestselling novels, Wishful Drinking, Surrender the Pink, Delusions of Grandma, The 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—have made her a sought-after speaker and respected advocate.

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I loved reading this book.

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      Comments about Wishful Drinking:

      This book has been written by an author who was not afraid to bear their soul in regards to such a serious subject.

       
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      More Carrie memories.

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        Comments about Wishful Drinking:

        I know some people are put off by the dear, belated Carrie's writing style but I can't get enough about her. Such a loss. This is a light-hearted insight into her troubles.

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        "There are more juicy confessions and outrageously funny observations packed in these honest pages than most celebrity bios twice the length...With acerbic precisions and brash humor, she writes of struggling with and enjoying aspects of her alcoholism, drug addiction and mental breakdowns. Her razor-sharp observations about celebrity, addiction and sexuality demand to be read aloud to friends." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

        ISBN: 9781439153710
        ISBN-10: 143915371X
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 163
        Published: 8th September 2009
        Publisher: Simon & Schuster
        Country of Publication: US
        Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.5  x 1.3
        Weight (kg): 0.24