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Wishful Drinking - Carrie Fisher
Wishful Drinking
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781439153710 (143915371X)
ASIN: 143915371X
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
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bookjunkie57
bookjunkie57 rated it
3.5 Wishful Drinking
I Picked Up This Book Because: Celebrity bios are my thing now. The Story: Carrie is an interesting lady. In this book she is very open about her life, her family and her struggles. The Random Thoughts: The Score Card: 3.5 Stars
Biała biblioteczka
Biała biblioteczka rated it
3.5 Księżniczka w opałach
Przyznaję szczerze, pewnie jak większość "szarych ludzi" znam Carrie Fisher głównie z roli księżniczki Lei w Gwiezdnych Wojnach. No i jako córkę Debbie Reynolds, ikony amerykańskiego kina. Tyle. Nie jestem ani wierną fanką, ani zaciekłą przeciwniczką. Właściwie nic o niej nie wiedziałam (i pewnie da...
Tannat
Tannat rated it
3.0 Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
This was a fun and quick read albeit a bit disorganized. It was probably geared more to people who knew more about Carrie Fisher and her hijinks over the years, however. It was funny but not laugh out loud so and it made me hate George Lucas a little for the whole bra thing. I’m counting this as m...
Can't Stop the Signal
Can't Stop the Signal rated it
2.5 Yes and no.
As I mentioned in the earlier update on this, Carrie Fisher is both witty and extremely clever, but the biggest part of this book feels a bit trivial and frankly it's dull at times. I've watched the show that makes up the basis for this book and I'd much rather recommend that (or the audio book perh...
Nothing better than a good book...
Nothing better than a good book... rated it
4.0 Wishful Drinking
When I learned that the woman who played the character I most wanted to be growing up passed away, I was heartbroken. Later, when returning books at the library, I went and checked out Carrie Fisher's memoirs. My only explanation is it was suddenly important to me to remember what she wanted peopl...
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