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Wishful Drinking | [Carrie Fisher]

Wishful Drinking

In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher tells the true and intoxicating story of her life with inimitable wit. Born to celebrity parents, she was picked to play a princess in a little movie called Star Wars when only 19 years old. "But it isn't all sweetness and light sabers."
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Publisher's Summary

In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher tells the true and intoxicating story of her life with inimitable wit. Born to celebrity parents, she was picked to play a princess in a little movie called Star Wars when only 19 years old. "But it isn't all sweetness and light sabers."

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.

©2008 Delinquence, Inc.; (P)2008 Simon & Schuster, Inc

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    "I love Carrie Fisher"

    Her writing is humorous and engaging and her narration is wonderful. I wished it were longer!

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    Michelle Jensen Beach, FL, United States 07-10-13
    Michelle Jensen Beach, FL, United States 07-10-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Crazy person in traffic"
    What did you love best about Wishful Drinking?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Wishful Drinking?

    When she was referring to Lucas owning the "rights" to the Princess Leia likeliness - and referred to her cosmic regions.


    What does Carrie Fisher bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love her voice.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES


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    Onalee BROOKSVILLE, FL, United States 04-24-13
    Onalee BROOKSVILLE, FL, United States 04-24-13 Member Since 2015

    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!

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    "Carrie Fisher is more than 'Princess Leia'."
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    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.

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    Brandice Carlsbad, CA, United States 04-11-13
    Brandice Carlsbad, CA, United States 04-11-13 Member Since 2014
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    "I'm the crazy lady laughing at the gym!"

    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.

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    September ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO, United States 12-13-12
    September ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO, United States 12-13-12 Member Since 2004
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    "Fun listen!"

    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!

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    Jesper Copenhagen S, Denmark 11-12-12
    Jesper Copenhagen S, Denmark 11-12-12
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    "Dark and funny"
    If you could sum up Wishful Drinking in three words, what would they be?

    Dark, Funny, Personal


    What about Carrie Fisher’s performance did you like?

    She tells a sort of dark story in a funny way. Sharing very personal details


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh mostly


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    Marie Penaranda USA 09-20-12
    Marie Penaranda USA 09-20-12 Member Since 2015

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    "Let's drink to that!"
    If you could sum up Wishful Drinking in three words, what would they be?

    Witty, insightful and manicly insane


    What about Carrie Fisher’s performance did you like?

    Yes, always her witty self even after the electro-shock therapy.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it!

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    Anne SANTA FE, NM, United States 06-25-12
    Anne SANTA FE, NM, United States 06-25-12 Member Since 2003
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    "Light, fun"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. This is a laugh out loud audio book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Wishful Drinking?

    I loved it when she described her infamous parents.


    What about Carrie Fisher’s performance did you like?

    She seems to completely enjoy telling her story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. The book itself is hilarious and the narration is too.


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    A. Sisk San Francisco 06-10-12
    A. Sisk San Francisco 06-10-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Mostly sad. I wanna give Carrie Fisher a hug."
    What did you like best about Wishful Drinking? What did you like least?

    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.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Carrie is a great performer.


    Was Wishful Drinking worth the listening time?

    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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    Darek Ellensburg, WA, United States 05-07-12
    Darek Ellensburg, WA, United States 05-07-12
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    "Boring"
    What did you like best about Wishful Drinking? What did you like least?

    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.


    What could Carrie Fisher have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    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.


    What aspect of Carrie Fisher’s performance would you have changed?

    Sounds more interested


    Do you think Wishful Drinking needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Didn't listen to the entire book so I don't know.


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