I aodred carrie Fisher's earlier books, but this is sadly a story that would have been better off just left in her diary. She refers to her self-absorption deprecatingly, but it doesn't allay the fact that it is just a self-absorbed monologue.
Ms. Fisher continues her story of addiction. I found her to be less than respectful, sarcastic if not caustic about those she includes in the story both family and others. It seems there is an effort made to name drop and dish the nasty about those for whom she is less than kind.
After the first 15 minutes I just wanted to tell Carrie to stick a light sabre in it. She is a BITTER woman about EVERYTHING in her life. On top of it all her delivery is very unfunny. Her jabs at George Bush and Sarah Palin are very hackneyed and behind the times. Her voice will put hair on your back. Save your money, time and ears.
I will never look at Princess Leia the same again. I love her open heart approach to sharing the real parts of her life that aren't so bright and shiney and well as those that are.
I found the book a lot of fun. It probably doesn't touch on as much Star Wars tidbits as some may hope for (with cover art like that.
Like many books by celebrities there is a fair amount of name dropping and ego stroking yes, but I don't think she's as deliberate as some other reviewers have said. I do agree though her narration can be overwrought and annoying at times, especially when she raises her voice. Perhaps it would have been wise to have found someone who knows her sensibilities to have narrated instead.
I knew I liked Carrie Fisher for a reason. This is the first novel I have of hers and I love it. She spills the t on all the good stuff and she was there, I am so jealous. Anyway if you like to listen to someone dish about all the celebs, get this book.
Although Carrie Fisher's life is pretty interesting I couldn't handle her grating jarring narration .... I should have listened to the sampler I know! Not only that but Fisher starts in the middle of her life and seems to leap frog all over the place. It's hard to get a sense of time and place from her rambling and I'm sad to say I stopped listening 30mins in and can't bear to go back. A disappointment indeed.
I agree with pamela from huntington beach,ca. i always have enjoyed carrie fisher's humor however, this book reading falls short of her full talent. Based on her nightclub act, i believe it would be much funnier in person. didn't get the full effect by the audiobook.