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 of her daughter forgot to tell her he was gay, and ultimately waking up one morning and finding a friend dead beside her in bed.
Wishful Drinking, the show, has been a runaway success, Entertainment Weekly declared it "drolly hysterical" and the Los Angeles Times called it a "Beverly Hills yard sale of juicy anecdotes." This is Carrie Fisher at her best -- revealing her worst. She tells her true and outrageous story of her bizarre reality with her inimitable wit, unabashed self-deprecation, and buoyant, infectious humor.
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1 . I expected more
Posted March 26, 2009 by Gabrielle , SeattleThis book was ok but I expected more from Carrie Fisher. She can be very witty but the sarcasm gets old after a while. I also thought the book was a bit short for the money.
2 . I do not know why she had to spew dirty politics
Posted January 25, 2009 by Ingrid H , VirginiaI love to read, I especially love to read stories about peoples lives.. Why Carrie Fisher had to throw in political barbs I just don't understand. Doesn't she want to attract all types of people.? The political rantings had nothing to do with the book, because of this I hated this book. I want to be entertained, if I want to be upset by politics I will turn on the TV.
Simon & Schuster
December 02, 2008
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