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Wishful Drinking Audiobook

Wishful Drinking

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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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    Jp 01-09-17
    Jp 01-09-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Hilarious"

    If you hear nothing but the imatation of Debbie Reynolds is worth the price of admission.

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    jamiemae 01-08-17
    jamiemae 01-08-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Honest and funny book"

    I have never seen star wars or was familiar with Carrie Fischer until her recent death. I chose this book out of pure curiosity of who Carrie Fischer was. I am so glad I did- this book is interesting, honest and very funny. I love her sense of humor. Carrie tells it like it is and you get a glimpse into her crazy world and family.

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    WhosYourChubby Rancho Cordova, CA. USA 01-07-17
    WhosYourChubby Rancho Cordova, CA. USA 01-07-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Great book full of fun."
    What did you love best about Wishful Drinking?

    The hummer and the information.


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

    Debbie wanting Carrie to have her child with Debbie's husband. Had me rolling.


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

    Her wit is so much in her voice and how she tells a story. You would lose so much of it if you only read the book.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    If you don't need a drink before, you will after.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book. She is at her best and she makes you feel like she is sitting down just with you and telling you all these stories. I loved it. I will miss her and her mother so much.

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    vsjividen 01-06-17
    vsjividen 01-06-17 Member Since 2015
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    Loved this book. Listening to Ms. Fisher's story made her seem like someone I could've been friends with. We lost a treasure when she died.

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    Amazon Customer 01-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Funny and Real"

    I loved this! I thought it would be a sad reflection on contributing factors to the author's substance use, but obviously it was my first time reading anything written by Carrie Fischer and my expectations were very wrong. This was funny and very "real."

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    Sam 01-04-17
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    "Short and sweet"

    Carrie did a wonderful job sharing stories from her life. I only wish I had found this sooner so I could have enjoyed her presence. Highly recommend though

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    Kristine K. Losoya Houston, TX 01-04-17
    Kristine K. Losoya Houston, TX 01-04-17 Member Since 2013

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    "Star Wounds"

    Being both an alcoholic and bipolar I not only related to the story but also to her messed up sense of humor. This is a comedy book because it makes you laugh. And informative both about the author and the sickness. Perfect.

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    Jessica Maki 01-04-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book!"

    I loved everything she had to say, and her perspective and ability to be clear about her life was incredible. She was raw and honest. I found I did not want to stop reading. She is a great storyteller. I will read her other books for sure.

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    Coreen C Raterman 01-04-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A great title, but way too off color for me"

    This book is pretty much cover to cover sarcasm which I would be fine with but it is also very vulgar and ribald, & that I just had trouble with.

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    Katherine Bamford 01-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Total joy"

    If you're a fan of Carrie Fisher, this won't disappoint. She is whip smart, insightful, and will be missed.

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