Alas, aside from a demanding career and her role as a single mother (not to mention the hyperspace hairdo), Carrie also spends her free time battling addiction, weathering the wild ride of manic depression and lounging around various mental institutions. It's an incredible tale - from having Elizabeth Taylor as a stepmother, to marrying (and divorcing) Paul Simon, from having the father of her daughter leave her for a man, to ultimately waking up one morning and finding a friend dead beside her in bed.
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This audiobook "reads" like catching up with an old friend! I have been listening to it while at the gym, and it has caused me to laugh, not chuckle, laugh out loud a few times.
She really made me laugh in a couple of parts, but you have to really listen to this. Star Wars fan or not, you will appreciate it if you grew up with all the rage of the movie. This is a book I would re-listen to just for fun!
Dark, Funny, Personal
She tells a sort of dark story in a funny way. Sharing very personal details
Witty, insightful and manicly insane
Yes, always her witty self even after the electro-shock therapy.
Yes and no; goes to show I also have two moods and two completely different feelings about it. I want to hear everything all at once but at the same time, I wanted the story to go on and on. Just sad that it's only a three-hour or so narration. Wish it could have been longer.
Yes. This is a laugh out loud audio book.
I loved it when she described her infamous parents.
She seems to completely enjoy telling her story.
Yes. The book itself is hilarious and the narration is too.
Its an interesting heartbreaking story. I really wish her the best. I think her novels are better than her biography because this runs towards therapy and away from entertainment. I found it exhausting to listen to.
Knowing how badly Star Wars messed with her head kind of ruined the trilogy for me now.
Carrie is a great performer.
If you enjoy feeling uncomfortable and sad while reading, yes. I liked it enough, but I won't be listening to it again.
The story was just really boring and I couldn't tell if it was because of the boring story or just the kind average performance.
Tell your story more interesting-ly? I don't know. It's just the entire story was so crazy yet somehow really boring. I'm not exactly sure if it's just because everything was so nuts that it all started sounding pretty standard pretty quick or what. Also, she just seems like a very boring person who just doesn't tell her story very interesting-ly.
Also, I had just recently listened to Kevin Smith's book and he's a MASTER of telling a good story so she sounded especially bad in comparison.
Sounds more interested
Didn't listen to the entire book so I don't know.
I think Ms. Fisher is a great writer and I probably would have enjoyed reading her book instead of listening to her. She over acts in my opinion and it was distracting. Again, I love her writing; I just found her voice irritating.
Her story is compelling and funny and a little glimpse into her life.
I would rather read her books instead of listening to her speak her story. She tries too hard to make it funny. She doesn't have to because it is already.
A Swedish native living in southern Sweden comuting to Denmark for work each day. A lot of time in the car/train where Audible is a loyal companion.
That the author read herself - gives a better feeling hearing her own words as intended when writing the book.
A bit flimpsy and fragemented story.
The outbursts is sometimes timed well and quite funny. The down side of it is that you can almost imagen her saying the the exact same words on stage - the book is like a transcript of her show.
Not so many juicy new details.
This was my first audiobook, and it was AMAZING! I wasn't sure about books on tape, so I went with a book written and narrated by a celebrity I was familiar with... ( I love old Hollywood circa. 1950's and Carrie Fisher is a product of old Hollywood so I went with it) Listening to the stories from her priviliaged yet surreal childhood is facinating, and listening to her troubles makes her relatable, while making light of it all with sarcasm. I highly recommend Wishful Drinking... Two Thumbs Up!!
Carrie Fisher's narration
It felt like she was speaking directly to me.
It made me laugh out loud!
Great first listen!
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