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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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.
Carrie Fisher's humor was non stop - her self deprecating 1 liners had me in tears. I know people at the stop lights were looking at me wondering what was wrong with me.
When she was referring to Lucas owning the "rights" to the Princess Leia likeliness - and referred to her cosmic regions.
I love her voice.
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.
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
Review - Alsie
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.
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