I felt like it was just a story meant to be a lot of name dropping. Combine that with shouting all the points of the jokes made it rather awful.
Beside this, there were a little story in it, so I won't give it the worst score.
I recommend Shockaholic instead, if you have to choose.
Yes, I would recommend this book to friends. Carrie Fisher is down to earth and appreciative of the small things. If you can tolerate curse words, her humor is uplifting.
I have not read a memoir quite like Wishful Drinking. I find it hard to compare. This was the first book I read by Carrie Fisher but I would like to read her other works.
This question does not apply to this particular book. Although, Carrie Fisher does a funny impression of her mother.
Carrie Fisher is someone I would like to meet for a casual conversation. I could see us sitting back and talking about nothing in particular. I think she'd be a hoot.
I wish everyone with a mental illness could have the same attitude Carrie Fisher has in approaching their illness. She very humorously and bluntly lays out her issues, how they've affected her and her family and how she's chosen to treat them.
Her stories are great, her delivery is animated. It's almost like she's sitting at a dinner party with you, sharing stories. The stories themselves, and the narration, are a little off-kilter (sometimes it's hard to discern sarcasm) and she jumps from time frame to time frame, but it is a fun ride.
I tried to be interested in her life. I loved Postcards from the edge. But this was totally flat and uninteresting. Fisher comes off as entitled and doesn't read well. It is flat. Listen to Chelsea Handler if you want to hear a well read book.
She was able to show the seriousness of mental illness and substance abuse,with a great deal of humor and wit. And if you are suffring with any of these problems,or know anyone suffering. you can't help but get a better understanding. God bless her!! I love the book and and I love her!! Excellent book!
loved it brave actress and author sharing her story love Carrie fisher for being so bold and forthcoming with her story
I loved Carrie Fisher's reading. Hearing her laugh at her own writing was the best part....and there were so many parts that made her chuckle...
Her different tones and inflection based on the content. She yells when necessary or laughs or whatever when necessary and it makes the book so much better than if I were to have read it myself.
I would have liked to have heard a bit more about her Bipolar Diagnosis as I had heard this book was more tailored to, but overall I did enjoy the book thoroughly.
Avid fan of sci-fi and James Marsters, I use audio books to inspire me to exercise, taking them on morning walks. It's a perfect combo!
I really didn't know anything about Carrie Fisher other than 'Princess Leia', so I was surprised by her dry wit, honesty, and ability to laugh at herself and her whole (mostly pathetically sad) life. This has definitely made me want to seek out more of her books. I found myself laughing out loud throughout. A jewel of a book. Well worth the listen.