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 guess that Carrie needed money for a new car or a swimmingpool. This is not a good book. The Carrie Fisher story is very interesting but this book should have been edited by a professional editor prior to publication. Some of the annoying parts of the story is that Carrie asks the listener/reader questions only to answer these herself with a wrong answer and she constantly goes "well", "anyway" "but". She does that at least 40 during the book. The story is interesting but Carrie sounds like she has been out on town the night before recording this book. Interesting person, unteresting audiobook.
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 thought the story was okay. I was interested in knowing more about Carrie Fisher since I knew next to nothing. Her narration felt like she was talking to me as if almost in conversation.
although clearly the basis for a show, it reads or sounds like a personal dialogue to the listener. The humour is biting and leaves one unable to prevent spontaneous laughter which isn't always convenient when listening in public places. Superb book.
I don't know.
I really enjoyed this book and the wit Carrie Fisher had.
I loved this audiobook and hearing it from Carrie Fisher herself made it that much more! It's short but sweet, and made me laugh throughout. Definitely worth while and left me feeling like I wish it was longer! Listen to this book!
"Fame and misfortune"
Finished it in one sitting. Fantastic, real insight into an amazing life of a troubled actress. 10/10
for honesty and 10/10 for having amazing stories to tell.
"Short and not-so-sweet, like a shot of bourbon"
Carrie Fisher's autobiography is a bit bitter, but interesting. Of course, there are plenty of stories about her iconic role as Princess Leia (I love the cover image!) and how this has affected her life. Imagine living in a world where someone has manufactured a life-size sex doll of you! ("Go f* yourself" has new meaning!) There's also a lot about her upbringing with celebrity parents and general Hollywood-type craziness.
It's based on her one-woman show, which I think would be one of those shows that you go into thinking it's going to be stand-up, but is actually the performer using the audience as therapy. There are some laughs, but also tears, and occasional yelling.
It's short, bitter and fascinating.
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